From Family to Friends

From Family to Friends

Do you remember the moment a family member became your friend? Was it when you started sharing clothes? Was it the day you split a six-pack with your Dad during a baseball game? Or, was it when “Girls Night” started to include outings with your mother and sister? I’ve been friends with these two for as long as I can remember.

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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

New Paltz, NY

When I taught Kindergarten, I incorporated arts and crafts activities whenever possible. They allowed my students to explore, be creative, and just have a little fun. Each month brought different themes and projects: pumpkin paintings in October, triangle trees in December, colored eggs in April. And then there was March. Sure, in the middle of the month we tackled pots of gold, green

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Taking Notes 2.0

Friday Favorites Mint bottles for Spring

This week in Taking Notes: staying inspired with one of fashion’s top stylists. Plus, a small surprise, a spring windowsill, and remembering a beloved actor. Noted in Inspiration I came across this photo on Instagram via No Rest for Bridget, an awesome clothing store I visited in California. The quote stood out to me because I know that it’s true.

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Cold and Creamy Espresso Martini

Espresso Martini

Nothing goes better with a delicious meal than an equally delicious after dinner drink. This Espresso Martini is the definition of yummy. In fact, it could easily be mistaken for a dessert. My sister and I made that mistake a few times. Having three desserts is okay, right? Sure it is! It’s okay to treat yourself every once in a while - expecially

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Man lives in a tiny house, friday favorites

This week in Taking Notes: how awesome is this teeny, tiny house? Plus, a sassy sequin skirt, the best game show win, and what’s new in TV. Noted in Cool Homes In an effort to avoid high rent and lots of debt, this man built his own home – a tiny house with dimensions of only 8 x 20 feet! While

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Everyday Irish, Everyday Blessed

St. Patrick's Day

Holidays are wonderful times to celebrate, have fun, let loose, and be surrounded by those we love. They are days to wear special colors, take special pictures, eat special food, and drink special drinks. St. Patrick’s Day is no different. Today, crowds of people rocking green shirts adorned with shamrocks will enjoy some soda bread and an Irish beer –

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Sarah Jessica Parker Home Interview

This week in Taking Notes: a refreshing and unique video interview with one of my favorite New Yorkers. Plus, funny television, one family’s truly moving story, and some weekly inspiration. Happy Friday! Noted in Apps I’m always looking for new apps that allow me to transform my pictures into something unique. I loved this article by The Daily Post: Beyond

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Get ready for spring

This week in Taking Notes: the little girl capturing hearts everywhere with her sweet personality and generous gift to others. Plus, some weekly inspiration, my Oscar-winner crush, and how to get spruced up for spring. Noted in Ideas for the Home It’s no secret that many people around the country are anxiously awaiting the arrival of spring. Since it’s been

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