Archive for May, 2013


Friday Five: save time and money

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could save you time or money. I hope you enjoy this week’s list! 1. Great Clips iPhone App I know women are picky about hair stylists, and I totally understand. But for most men, including my husband, just about anyone can cut their hair. We have a […]

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Falling back in love with America’s Finest City

I recently realized that since my last day of work, the weather has been beautiful every day. Those of you who don’t live in “America’s Finest City,” might think “big deal, it’s always perfect in San Diego.” That’s what I thought before I moved here, too. I will always love San Diego because it is […]

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How’s work?

We saw some family and friends in Big Bear this weekend, who hadn’t heard that I left my job, so they asked “how’s work?” I’m rarely at a loss for words, but for some reason it caught me off guard, and I was unsure how to respond. For the first year at my job, my […]

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Big Bear Lake: the place that changed my life forever

Since Chase and I met 10 years ago, we’ve spent every summer holiday weekend at his parents’ house in Big Bear Lake. We’re here now (though I’m posting this from Starbucks because they don’t have Internet access), which got me thinking about the significance of this place. Chase and I met in the driveway of […]

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Friday Five: save time and money

Starting today, each Friday I will post a “Friday Five,” showing five items I’ve purchased that could possibly help save you time or money. The Friday Five could include household items, beauty products, clothing or just about anything else. This is my list for the week, I hope you enjoy! 1. Jergens Natural Glow Daily […]

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Two-week slump: refreshing a career

I’ve recently realized, like most things in life, there are highs and lows when refreshing a career. Yesterday marked two weeks since I left my job. It feels longer. I’ve gone on and on about how much happier I am, and that’s the truth. I wake up every day with such a feeling of possibility and […]

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Let it be

My dad was the biggest Beatles fan, and I grew up listening to them. I have vivid memories of the day after he died. Lying in my bed with a newborn Avery and my laptop, watching and listening to “Let it be” on YouTube (this was before iTunes had Beatles music) over and over again. […]

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It could be worse…

We all face struggles in our lives, some that seem insurmountable and others that are just bumps in the road. For either type, it helps me to put things in perspective, realizing that in most cases, “it could be worse.” I’ve seen the news about the Oklahoma tornadoes and my heart breaks for the people whose […]

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Entrepreneur or homemaker?

Avery went through my magazines this morning and asked to take Inc. and Southern Living with her in the car to school. Of course she can’t read and doesn’t realize the significance of her selections. It struck me though and that’s why I took a picture. It made me wonder which choice she’ll make as […]

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Goodbye work anxiety

For the past few months, Sunday evenings and Monday mornings have been hard. After spending the weekend with my family, it was time to go back to work.  With the exception of eight months of maternity leave, I’ve always been a working mom. I like working, and I rarely felt bad about leaving my kids. […]

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