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Thinking, Tinkering, and Trying At Camp Invention 2014
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Thinking, Tinkering, and Trying At Camp Invention 2014

The chairs have been stacked, the floor swept clean, and the banners begrudgingly pulled down. It was a grand affair, but the curtain has closed on the 2014 camp season. I know this for certain because my Facebook feed has once again become a steady stream of back to school […]

Join Me For Tonight’s MANWICH Twitter Party
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Join Me For Tonight’s MANWICH Twitter Party

It’s almost time! Time for chilly evenings and Sloppy Joe sandwiches made with Manwich! I can almost taste the meaty (but surprisingly vegetarian) goodness, the sprinkled on shredded cheddar cheese, the soft potato bun…Oh, yeah, sorry I got a bit distracted there by the hunger pains in my gut — […]

The Valley of Fire is a Must Visit Family Travel Destination
Traveling with Kids

The Valley of Fire is a Must Visit Family Travel Destination

We’ve already been down the road to the Grand Canyon from the Las Vegas area — back and forth in a day. That drive is doable, of course, but no one would call it ‘easy’ unless they were hopped up on energy drinks or candy bars…or both. Another spectacular natural […]

Getting Creative With Campbell’s Labels for Education #labels4edu #cbias
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Getting Creative With Campbell’s Labels for Education #labels4edu #cbias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Maybe you’ve heard of my school lunch saga. Here it is served up like Campbell’s Condensed Soup: I failed miserably at the end of the ’13-’14 campaign and have approached the dawn of […]

Fall Clean-Up in Two Parts: Nostalgic and Gross
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Fall Clean-Up in Two Parts: Nostalgic and Gross

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and Rubbermaid, but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #FallFixUp http://my-disclosur.es/RgFrEH This is a story of early-Fall 2014 clean-up told in two parts, inside and out, nostalgic and gross. My oldest daughter is nearing […]

Big Guy Car Guy Report: 2014 Toyota Highlander on a Pacific Northwest Adventure
Big Guy Car Guy

Big Guy Car Guy Report: 2014 Toyota Highlander on a Pacific Northwest Adventure

There’s always that moment, the exact moment when you know you’ve found something special: brilliant sea glass shimmering like Poseidon’s trident wedged into a rugged coastline, the tastiest mojito within a 30-mile radius of your front door, a sweet girl who gets all of your Airplane! references. It might not […]

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