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Ice Cream Taste Test, Which Flavor is Best?

Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? In honor of this special occasion, my family conducted an ice cream taste test. Sunday afternoon, we broke out 8 different containers of ice cream. Four mint were varieties. Four were chocolate.  The brands included were Safeway Select, Baskin Robbins, Haagen Dazs, and Ben & Jerry’s. Only I knew which sample was which. The testing procedure was pretty simple. I set eight bowls on ice cream (one for each flavor) on the kitchen table, and put a numbered sheet of paper with each bowl. Everyone tasted the ice creams and Read More

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12 Quotes on Writing to Inspire You

Lately, I’ve been having trouble staying motivated to write. My life has been busy with my kids’ end-of-school activities, my daughter’s high school graduation, family visiting from out of town, and our family vacation to Disneyland. But I’ve set a goal to write two posts per week this summer, and I need some inspiration to make my goal. Inspirational quotes are one of my favorite ways to motivate myself. I  started collecting some quotes on writing and I thought I’d share them. People write for a variety of reasons. Some write because they have a point of view that they Read More

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Disneyland, I Miss You Already

My family spent last week at the Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland. It’s been several years since we made the trek south. The drive takes a minimum of 6 hours from our home, but can take much longer depending on the dreaded L.A. traffic. After three magical days, we came home.  Leaving the park is always bittersweet. Now I am going through Disneyland withdrawals.     I know people have varying feelings towards all that is Disney. I saw people on this trip who have way more dedication to the brand than I do. I’m talking full sleeve tattoos of Disney Read More

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55 Ideas for Summer Blog Posts

It seems I have summer on the brain these days. That is probably because this Friday is the last day of school for my kids. We have also had some crazy hot weather the past few days. It’s been very summer-like. I’m talking 90+ degrees. Ugh! Technically, summer won’t start for another month, but it’s time to start planning for it. If you’re a blogger like me, planning for summer also means planning your summer blog posts. I started this list for myself, but have added to it and thought it would be nice to share it with everyone. I Read More