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Art for All Seasons:  A Mixed Media Approach to Life
Art for All Seasons: A Mixed Media Approach to Life
 My favorite artist is Mother Nature. She provides endless sources of inspiration throughout the year. From the early impressions of springtime flowers, to the surrealistic...
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A Week Without Coffee: Why I Stopped and How I Survived
A Week Without Coffee: Why I Stopped and How I Survived
Coffee and I have been best friends for over 20 years. Through thick and thin, coffee has always been by my side. I'll drink it...
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Restaurant Style Spicy Garlic Edamame
Restaurant Style Spicy Garlic Edamame
This highly addictive snack is a popular choice as an appetizer at Japanese restaurants, but you can whip up a batch at home anytime you...
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Rainbow Lentil Soup with Bacon and Sage
Rainbow Lentil Soup with Bacon and Sage
Lentils are believed to bring prosperity because they are shaped like little coins. Would you like a bowl of money? Yes, please!
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Thai Basil Stir-Fry With Zucchini and Mushrooms
Thai Basil Stir-Fry With Zucchini and Mushrooms
Our Thai basil plant is a monster now, with bushy green stalks just begging me to go Asian with my meal-planning. I was craving the...
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Italian Bruschetta Recipe
Italian Bruschetta Recipe
Summer could never be complete for me without my favorite appetizer of all time. Bruschetta is pronounced "broo-SKET-tah" (see here) and is typically made with...
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Cheap and Easy Dog Kennel to Greenhouse Conversion
Cheap and Easy Dog Kennel to Greenhouse Conversion
Our new home came with a 6' dog kennel, and we don't have a dog. But we do have a garden--and I've been vying for...
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Thai Basil Pepita Pesto
Thai Basil Pepita Pesto
While planting my tomatoes, I notice a tiny pair of leaves poking out of the soil. I hadn't planted them there, so I had to...
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Buying a Starter Home in San Diego is Easier and Less Painful Than Pulling Out Your Own Teeth, but not by Much.
Buying a Starter Home in San Diego is Easier and Less Painful Than Pulling Out Your Own Teeth, but not by Much.
Since last June, we've viewed at least 22 houses. Countless hours have been spent on Zillow zooming in and out on homes in great neighborhoods...
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Can We Still Be Friends After Babies?
Can We Still Be Friends After Babies?
One of the hardest things for me as a new mom has been maintaining relationships with several of my closest friends...the ones who don't have...
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Little Free Libraries are Antennae for the Soul
Little Free Libraries are Antennae for the Soul
The Magical Mystery Books BoxSomething strange is going on and I love it.Remember that Books Box I built outside my house?Well, I am now convinced that...
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Couple Sues Infant Daughter for Expressing their Genes without a Copyright License
Couple Sues Infant Daughter for Expressing their Genes without a Copyright License
Steve and his Doppeldaughter.Our daughter looks just like my husband. She's got his deep blue eyes, golden brown hair, and round little pie face. Nicknamed...
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The Dark Side of the Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is known as one of the city's biggest and best attractions, and enjoyed year round by tourists and residents alike. You...
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Losing Tiki
We found Tiki in the street twice.  The first time was when we rescued him from the engine of an old van, where he and...
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Read. Return. Repeat.
My Very Own Books BoxAs soon as I heard about Little Free Libraries, I knew I wanted to make my own.What a great idea!  A...
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Teaching A Broad
What do you call someone who speaks TWO languages? Bi-lingual. What do you call someone who speaks THREE languages?Tri-lingual.Q: What do you call someone who speaks ONE language? American.My Early Days as an...
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Art for All Seasons:  A Mixed Media Approach to Life
Art for All Seasons: A Mixed Media Approach to Life
 My favorite artist is Mother Nature. She provides endless sources of inspiration throughout the year. From the early impressions of springtime flowers, to the surrealistic...
Read More
A Week Without Coffee: Why I Stopped and How I Survived
A Week Without Coffee: Why I Stopped and How I Survived
Coffee and I have been best friends for over 20 years. Through thick and thin, coffee has always been by my side. I'll drink it...
Read More
Restaurant Style Spicy Garlic Edamame
Restaurant Style Spicy Garlic Edamame
This highly addictive snack is a popular choice as an appetizer at Japanese restaurants, but you can whip up a batch at home anytime you...
Read More
Rainbow Lentil Soup with Bacon and Sage
Rainbow Lentil Soup with Bacon and Sage
Lentils are believed to bring prosperity because they are shaped like little coins. Would you like a bowl of money? Yes, please!
Read More
Thai Basil Stir-Fry With Zucchini and Mushrooms
Thai Basil Stir-Fry With Zucchini and Mushrooms
Our Thai basil plant is a monster now, with bushy green stalks just begging me to go Asian with my meal-planning. I was craving the...
Read More
Italian Bruschetta Recipe
Italian Bruschetta Recipe
Summer could never be complete for me without my favorite appetizer of all time. Bruschetta is pronounced "broo-SKET-tah" (see here) and is typically made with...
Read More
Cheap and Easy Dog Kennel to Greenhouse Conversion
Cheap and Easy Dog Kennel to Greenhouse Conversion
Our new home came with a 6' dog kennel, and we don't have a dog. But we do have a garden--and I've been vying for...
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Thai Basil Pepita Pesto
Thai Basil Pepita Pesto
While planting my tomatoes, I notice a tiny pair of leaves poking out of the soil. I hadn't planted them there, so I had to...
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Teaching A Broad

Share This Mess What do you call someone who speaks TWO languages?  Bi-lingual.  What do you call someone who speaks THREE languages? Tri-lingual. Q: What do you call someone who speaks ONE language?  American. My Early Days as an ESL Teacher, 2009 That’s me. A typical American. Raised on television, fast food, and fireworks.  

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