April 2011

This week’s Weekend Recipe is from Everyday Food – the little Martha Stewart magazine. My copy of it has gotten so much use in the past two weeks, that it is already worn with dog ear marks, oil stains, and sticky pages from when I somehow spilled juice on it. Anyway, one of my favorite […]

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Did you ever hear the story of the Emperor who has no clothes? Basically the Emperor is fooled into believe he is wearing beautiful clothes and no one is willing to tell him he is naked. It’s not until he goes out into the streets that a child sees him and points out what everyone […]

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I put together a highly specialized test for you to see whether you’re addicted to the web, or blogging, or development (to me, it’s all the same any case; it becomes one after too long). It took me years to refine, and probably decades to re-refine. I hope you find it useful.

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As promised, I am publishing the recipe for homemade vanilla buttercream frosting for the yummiest, moistest chocolate cupcakes you will ever make. I got the original recipe for this frosting from The Farm Chicks (thefarmchicks.typepad.com) and modified it only a little bit. Moist Chocolate Cupcakes Follow the recipe EXACTLY as described here on The Farm […]

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Has anyone noticed a lower level of online activity in general over the past couple weeks? Could it be because of the weather? I hope so! I’m enjoying wearing dresses and skirts and short sleeves again, and have been taking much longer drives around Tucson, which I still have yet to fully explore even after […]

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I started making potato soup in Erie, Pennsylvania, where it was cold and the heartiness of this perfect food kept me warm! Now in Arizona, I still consider this a great fall back recipe. It is incredibly simple and there’s nothing you could do to mess it up. Enjoy!

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As I flitted around the house from one task to another, starting a million things and finishing none, and being interrupted by my three children every 26 seconds, I had a flashback to my former life as an assistant branch manager at a financial institution.

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“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” – Hippocrates.

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Yesterday I did a wonderful thing for my health.  I didn’t take a jog, get my teeth cleaned, or eat spinach.  I spent the day with girlfriends.  Research shows this wonderful tonic does as much good for us as going to the gym.  Laug…

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Introducing the Spring Urban City Giveaway~ Simply LIKE the Urban City fan page and you will in the running to receive a free blush by Tarte! Ends May 31st. Winner will be announced June 1st!

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