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Haute Mamas

Thank you, Chicago

During my first excursion on my first morning, my umbrella was sacrificed to the notorious Chicago wind. I was a stereotypical tourist trying to fight the formidable gusts and rain with my tiny, inside-out umbrella. Within minutes, the fabric was torn from the ribs and the handle with in two … more

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Let's Get Dirty

More purple, please

I decided to dig a few more purple potatoes and have them with dinner last night. As you can tell from the pic, they haven’t gotten much bigger. I dug one entire hill of them, and I only got about 5 potatoes. The skin is so dark it almost looks black or dark gray, as you can … more

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Penny Pinchers

How soon can you retire?

Well at 36 I'm certainly not retiring YET, but articles like this and the book mentioned it certainly provide a bit of optimism as to when I can!  This article from Yahoo profiles 2 different people (or groups of people) who were able to retire without nearly as much money saved as … more

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Breakfast for Dinner

Bottles, and diapers and baby monitors, oh my!

So my husband and I have finally completed our baby registeries. Admittedly, we were a bit hesitant to do them because it felt weird signing up for items you want people to buy you and your baby. I know registeries are common, and we had no problem doing them for our wedding, but I guess … more

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The Outdoor Junkie

Scooter Goes to Capitol Pass

Hey there everyone, meet Scooter, my new trail buddy. Scooter, a rough coated Jack Russell Terrier, came into our lives, last Christmas, as an eight week old puppy. As expected a JRT puppy can be a challenge (he is our second so we knew what we were in for) but also an … more

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Music On the Goe

Stunt Albums Prove There’s Dying Interest in New Music

Big news from the music world this past week was oligarchic rock band U2 sending out some junk mail in the form of its new album “Songs of Innocence,” to over a half a billion iTunes users. If you have an iTunes account you have the album, whether you want it or … more

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Wine Openers

Napa earthquake damage still being tallied

Winemakers in general are a resilient, optimistic lot and it's going take a bit of both before the Napa Valley is back to normal. The earthquake that hit the area in the predawn on Aug. 24 caused an estimated $362 million damage, according to figures released last week by Napa County … more

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Birds and More

Bordeaux and Provence

Nope, you haven't made a mistake and started reading Dave Buchanan's wine blog. I recently returned from nearly two weeks in Southern France. We flew directly to Bordeaux where we were met by our friend Carole. It was a treat to be shown the Bordeaux region by a native. Carole and my … more

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