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Gardening successfully here in the low desert can be tricky.  The desert climate really works against growing life with its harsh dryness, unrelenting sun and sandy, rocky soil.  If I’ve learned anything in my gardening attempts, it’s that you really have to follow the rules in the desert. You cannot force plants to thrive here

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This post is sponsored by Sam’s Club.  This school year was pretty busy and I gotta say, I’m looking forward to summer break.  For as much as I gripe about Palm Springs in the summer (insert sun and flame emojis) I do love how much time we spend together, usually

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Welcome, May!  This time of year is prime outdoor entertaining here in Palm Springs.  It is warm enough to sunbathe on a giant, inflated flamingo in the pool, but not yet scorching.  Yesterday, we celebrated with an outdoor wine tasting party, complete with a variety of wines from France and a few favorite appetizer pairings.

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householdmom

In the past 2 years of owning our home, we have painted the entire interior, many walls more than once.  Hey, I sometimes change my mind.  Our bedroom was one of the first spaces to be painted because I knew exactly what I wanted – a dark blue accent wall

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Throughout your life, there are many people you will meet who will change you, for better or maybe for worse.  As a mom of two (10 and 4) it is my belief that no person will ever change you more than your kids. My first child made me grow up.  a

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health and nutritionmom

These past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of traveling, adventuring, working and entertaining.  Somewhere in the chaotic mess that is our family’s life, I forgot to eat breakfast.  … for like 4 days in a row.  I noticed my energy levels dropping and decided it was time to

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LatteMadeEasy #CollectiveBias I’ll admit, I got a little spoiled over winter break.  The slower pace, not blogging much and the kids with no defined schedules… it was an adjustment for us all going

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 Thank you TaxSlayer for sponsoring this post. Get simple pricing with no surprises when you e-file with TaxSlayer this tax season! This month Neil and I celebrated our 2nd house-iversary.  Jan 6th marked two years in our home together, our first that we’ve ever owned.  Those 2 years flew by really fast

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christmasmom

This post has been sponsored by NewAir. However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own. As December is just around the corner, the holiday cocktail party invites will soon start pouring in.  In fact, I just received one from my neighbor in the mail today!  No one wants to show up

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This post about finding balance with babies is sponsored by Luvs. How can we as working moms find balance between our responsibilities and taking care of ourselves?  That is always the question, right?  This year, I have struggled more than ever, letting my own personal needs and health drop to

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