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Reading Log: February 2013

I guess 2013 is officially underway – it’s hard to believe the second month has already passed by.  If I start complaining about how fast time flies, does that officially mean I’m getting old?  Too bad, because it’s true.  This month was all about getting through the slog of life – work, sleep, eat, repeat… Continue reading Reading Log: February 2013

Chit Chat

City Sights: Chinese New Year Parade

On Saturday night we walked down to Chinatown to watch the Chinese New Year parade. Of course we didn’t do our research ahead of time, and by the time we got to the parade route all the street vendors had closed and it was so crowded that we couldn’t see a thing.  Not so great… Continue reading City Sights: Chinese New Year Parade

Craft Chat

Project Pinterest: Dogwood Canvas

After my crafty weekend, I filled four blank canvases to freshen up the living room.  Ready for the next peek at my new DIY art?  I found this idea and pinned it from one of my favorite blogs, The Pleated Poppy. The Pleated Poppy calls this her “Inspired” canvas, but I kept calling it the… Continue reading Project Pinterest: Dogwood Canvas

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Healthy Crock Pot Chicken with Black Beans

I’m back from our weekend getaway to Vegas… and back to real life.  While I gather my pics, I want to share this great recipe that we ate last week. Remember my quasi-resolutions for 2013?  They’re pretty simple – exercise more, travel more, and cook more.  I’m doing pretty well with the first two –… Continue reading Healthy Crock Pot Chicken with Black Beans

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Meow Monday: Happy Presidents’ Day!

Happy President’s Day!  The only reason I’m particularly excited about this holiday is because we have a day off from work!  And…. we’re living it up in Las Vegas!  I think Cora wanted to come too… This is not only our first time in Vegas, it’s also our first plane trip with just the two… Continue reading Meow Monday: Happy Presidents’ Day!

Craft Chat

Project Pinterest: Palette Knife Art

Last weekend was craftastic – I decided that the living room needed a refresh, so I started with four blank canvases and ended with a new wall of art!  This palette knife art was the first project I tackled – super simple, with impressive results.  My inspiration comes from one of my favorite DIY blogs,… Continue reading Project Pinterest: Palette Knife Art