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Pick-A-Park: Las Brisas Park


Las Brisas Park has long been a family favorite of ours. My son often asks to go to the “blue park,” and I’m almost always happy to oblige; it is close enough for us to run to (if we have some time, it’s not that close), and a mere five …

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My Unrealistic Expectations About Moving

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Moving….with three homeschool kids and a business! We had plenty of time to prepare for this move – months, in fact – but it still seemed like it crept up on us all too fast (side note:  we are moving to rent a new home, while getting ready to sell …

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Don’t Be a Monica…Cleaning Can Wait


The other day as I was walking down the hallway to the bedrooms, I looked down and noticed a few combination dust/fur balls had formed.  Nothing new.  We have two dogs and a cat and light wood floors.  It’s hard to miss Black Labrador fur on anything.  But, what was …

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Big Flavors in Petite Sirah Wine


While Mother Nature may not know it, it’s still winter in Northern Nevada and the perfect time to try out some hearty, rich red wines. This is no time for a flimsy pinot noir or – gah! – a rose’! This is the time of year when we make thick …

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