Monthly Archives: December 2011

Year in Review: Looking Back, Looking Forward

With the end of 2011, I am also nearing the end of my first year of blogging. January Counting on Salsa I published my very first blog post in the end of January, having dragged my husband along to take … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone Shake-Up: Stories and Tips from Around the Web

“You gotta shake it up, baby!” Since I started blogging, I’ve been trying to get myself out of the whole “too timid and squeamish” thing by getting out of my comfort zone. For this post, I wanted to feature the … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Fondue

Cheese fondue by the fire with our eggnog on Christmas Eve Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! #56: 101 things in 1001 days. Make cheese fondue. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

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Up and Down: Travel Bucket List

Travel bucket half full: Places I’ve loved 1. Fill up and put down a pint of Guinness, Ireland When a bartender now sloshes an entire pint of Guinness into a glass and hands it over, my husband jokes about jumping … Continue reading

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Christmas tree

Daniel and David: Holiday Bokeh  

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Barracuda on the Beach

This is part of a series, Scene from a Memoir. Barracuda on the Beach It may have been 20 years late and on the other side of the world, but I walked down a beach and finally found what I’d … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Bird’s Nest Cookies

{Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.} These buttery cookies are rich and delicious with a fruity sweetness and a crispy, nutty outside. They were my husband’s favorite cookies growing up. The recipe was passed down from his grandmother, who … Continue reading

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I want to feature your tips and stories: Comfort zone shake-up

I am planning a “Comfort Zone Shake-up” post that shares some tips and stories from you about getting out of your comfort zone. Please contribute one sentence (or more) that I could feature in the post, and I will include a link back … Continue reading

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Love in a Mixtape

Love in a Mixtape Back in 1988, we still looked up movie show times in newspapers, we still were shocked by the Iran-Contra affair on television, and we still made mixtapes on audio cassettes. That summer, I worked part-time in … Continue reading

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