Awesome Ending Fridays

Summer is here!  Apparently July 5 marks the beginning of the endless blue sky and long days of SUNSHINE in the PNW.  Bring it on!!! 10 AWESOME Summer Things – **Thanks again, Pinterest…for making life so much easier~ 1.   2.   3.   4. 5. 6.   7.   8.   9.   10….

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Life of Pi

I brought home this film really having no idea of the plot line, actually believing that the film was more about the cinematography than anything else.  I had heard that the music and scenery were spectacular, so I was anticipating some visual appeal, but also expected to lose interest rather quickly.  (The film DID win…

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A Couple of Cupcakes

Cupcakes used to be a really big deal.  Beyond a little carry-along treat that may have accompanied a school child for a shared birthday celebration in the classroom, the little “fairy tale” cake rose to the top of the ranking foodie trends nationwide.  Cupcake shops popped up all over the place – “Baby Cakes” in NYC and…

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Raspberry Chipotle Salmon Salad

I propose a petition for a reduction in chipotle chile can size.  Honestly, 7oz. is entirely too much when it comes to chipotles – those guys are spicy! For years I’ve been on the hunt for a way to purchase chipotle chiles in adobo sauce by the each – or maybe by the two, and…

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Awesome Ending Fridays

10 Admirable, (and rather AWESOME) Personality Traits: 1.  Honesty.  No matter what, candid honesty is always the best policy.  No beating around the bush. 2.  Integrity.  Consistency in values, measures, and principles translates to a human being of the highest integrity. 3.  Humor.  There’s nothing better than a sense of humor and a way to…

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Why, What, and How?

On the extremely rare occasion that I meet an individual who exudes so much self-confidence so to appear completely unaware of the reality of their surroundings and of life in general, I find myself utterly amazed, if not flabbergasted.  How can someone feel that good about every aspect of themselves – to truly believe and…

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Random Acts

Sometimes I’m baffled by science in America and headlines that read, “Research Shows…”  Really, they had to do a study and spend money on research to draw that conclusion? “Research Shows Banging Your Head Against the Wall May Cause Headache.” I wonder how many thousands of dollars were wasted on that one. Besides the fact…

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Rainbow Bright Rainbow Kale

I grew up in the era of Rainbow Brite.  Upon reference or when thinking back to my Rainbow filled memories, I see hand-drawn unicorns, cartoon kittens and puppies, and star-filled skies with big puffy clouds. I didn’t remember much of the story line or history of little Rainbow Brite, and was fascinated to learn the…

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Just Because

Just because I wanted to. Just because fresh figs taste so amazingly sweet and just because fresh berries delight the senses in every way. My own personal “just because” fresh fig-berry pie with a coconut crust topping, of sorts. Fresh figs and berries, a dash of vanilla, and a hint of sea salt.  The fruit,…

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