Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Voice in My Head is Now Set to Music: My Theme Song

The voice in my head is now set to music. “Don’t be! Too timid and-d squeamish…” All I had asked for was a few seconds of original music that I could use in the beginning of a video. Make it … Continue reading

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Leftover Turkey Oatmeal

During this Thanksgiving weekend, I have a mountain of leftovers to contend with. I have a theory that any great meal that features a carb can be switched up a bit to make a savory oatmeal recipe. Could “Day After … Continue reading

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Through the Years

#DPSFAMILY I’ve snapped a picture of my two sons on Thanksgiving weekend for the last 13 years. Where have those little boys gone? {Celebrate your courage. Send me a postcard.}

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Pet Peeves

I try to be an easy-going person, but as I explain in the video below, I know I have at least a few pet peeves… Happy Thanksgiving! Related posts and other vlogs: Benign (Thanksgiving 2011) Why I Blog Butternut Squash … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Cookies: Cinnamon Banana Nut Cookies

Cinnamon Banana Nut Cookies These cookies are fruity, nutty, and sweet with a touch of cinnamon that spreads throughout the house as they bake. (Recipe) These Thanksgiving cookies are the perfect complement to a turkey-day feast. It was fun to … Continue reading

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Peru, My Pet, and a Moral Dilemma

Update: What I Ate in Peru: Guinea Pig Anyone? — Exciting news! I’ve just booked our next family trip. We are going to hike the Inca Trail in Peru next summer. As I explain in the video below, though, this … Continue reading

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9 Easy Ways to Save Money to Travel

Reclining Buddha, Bangkok, Thailand How to Save $10,000 a Year to Travel Travel is my passion, and in the last six years, I’ve taken big family trips to Thailand, Morocco, Ireland, Greece, the American West, Florida, New Orleans, and Chicago. … Continue reading

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Why I Blog

Why I Blog “I found, to my surprise, that the more I did, the less timid I became.” Why do I blog? In my three-minute video, I consider karaoke, a mechanical bull, and Morocco as I reflect upon how much … Continue reading

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Graffiti to the Rescue: I Tagged My Garage

I tagged my garage: “Don’t be too timid and squeamish.” I complained to my husband about our peeling, rotting garage doors. His reply: “So fix them.” I gave him a confused look and explained: “It’s my job to point out … Continue reading

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Here’s looking at you, kid

A self-portrait with my favorite camera, an Olympus E-PL1 #DPSGEARILOVE I just carried around a small point-and-shoot camera for years because, even though I had an SLR (back in the days of film), I didn’t usually like to carry anything … Continue reading

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