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Only in Philly: The Mummers Parade

Only in Philly: The Mummers Parade

What do you get when you combine one part cross-dressing, one part parade, one part performance art, one part Italian and Irish Philadelphians, and one very large serving of alcohol? The Mummers Parade of course!   Every January 1 in Philadelphia for years and years, […]

Iceland – the Land of Fire and Ice

Iceland – the Land of Fire and Ice

  It’s been a dream of mine for a very long time to visit Iceland. Like a lot of people, Iceland was on my radar after I first heard The Sugarcubes (Bjork’s band before she was a solo act). After talking to an Icelandic friend […]

October Favorites!

October Favorites!

I can’t believe it’s already the last day of October! I’ve been back to blogging for two whole months now and it’s been a lot of fun. I started blogging to have a creative outlet for my new career as a stay at home mom. […]

National Parks Map DIY

National Parks Map DIY

Back when my husband and I were first married, we were pretty much flat out of money every week. Instead of staying inside and just staring at each other (I mean, that’s free…), we decided to spend as much time as possible in our nation’s […]

Portlandia

Portlandia

Portlandia I have to start this blog post with a story… In 1986, I signed up for a pen pal through a Disney pen pal exchange. I was matched with a second-grader name Emily. Emily lived in Portland, Oregon, loved her second-grade teacher, and loved […]