Heartsick for Houston

As you all know Jamie goes to Rice University in Houston. I remember when she first told me she was applying there. What? Where? TEXAS? NOOOO. My diabolical plan to dissuade her involved visiting the campus in the middle of July. It didn’t work. She loved the campus and the vibe despite the heat and…

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Martha’s Vineyard R&R Part 2

The ferry to Martha’s Vineyard is a quick jaunt to the island just thirty minutes to the official start of the road trip portion of our R&R adventure. After checking into our island digs, the Vineyard Mansion, (highly recommend) we headed out to explore the island.  We studied the freebie map of the island (you know the one…

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R&R (Rowing&Roadtrip) Boston Part 1

This year’s Head of the Charles Regatta was bittersweet.  We rowed not just for us but for our coxswain Mary, our crew mate Linda and last but not least Little Snook, taken from us way too soon.  We rowed for friends, family members and crew mates who have battled cancer, are cancer survivors and in…

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All Things Southern, Nashville

After returning from Houston we were home just long enough to reassure Sammy we hadn’t abandoned him, water the plants, do some laundry, repack our suitcase and head out to Nashville to see Jordan.  Family weekend has become an excuse to spend some time with Jordan’s classmates’ families.  Jordan has made some great friends at school and…

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Going Back to Houston, Houston, Houston

I don’t want to sound like the Houston Chamber of Commerce but we did have a great time this past weekend.  Being a native Californian, a San Franciscan at that, does not lend itself well to being a fan of the Lone Star State. Politics aside (I just can’t wrap my head around how Molly…

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Adventures in Bread Baking (Milk Bread)

I love to bake.  I bake when I’m stressed, I bake when its rainy.  I bake for my kids, coworkers, friends, my favorite Monday morning coffee moms and sometimes I just bake for the hell of it.   You can often find me in my kitchen surfing cookbooks or the internet looking for inspiration (or an excuse?) to pull…

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Kids will be Kids

Have you seen those Procter & Gamble Olympics commercials? You know, the ones about moms.  By the time they are over you are bawling your head off and grabbing another tissue.  Well if you haven’t, check out this link P&G Olympics Mom Commercial.  I cry every time I see one.  Don’t tell anyone. Though I am…

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The Big Apple

Right before the holidays I was trying to figure out what to get the hubby so I called my cousin’s wife Kathy in New York.  She is my Go-to-Guru for kitchen appliances and cookbooks.  I was curious about a sous vide machine and knew she had one.  She mentioned she was throwing a surprise birthday party…

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

I manage to combine everything I love in one trip.  How cool is that?  Crew, travel, photography, food..life is good, eat pie. Let it Snow, let it snow, let it snow by Diana Krall New England Bucket List   Row at Head of the Charles in Boston:  Check    In Boston: Delicious dinner at Amelia’s…

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