Author Archives: Kristin

In Loving Memory — How You Can Help John Coons and Bryan Byrge

John Coons, one of the liveliest and loveliest people I have ever known died today while commuting to work on his bicycle. He and his dear friend, Bryan Byrge were both struck and killed instantly by a large pick up … Continue reading

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Winter Trips — Taking the Road Less Traveled (it’s okay, we have AAA)

I’ll just say it.  We like year-round school.  We like it a lot. The benefits of mini-breaks outweigh the pain of the year round calendar (three week summer break). One of our favorite parts is vacationing in the off-season.  We’ve … Continue reading

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Operation Undies 2013 — Thanks For Your Help

The year is coming to a close and so is Operation Undies.  For our 5th anniversary we went back to basics this year and provided the item that started it all Socks and Undies. Through a combined effort with friends, … Continue reading

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Laser Hair Removal — My Last Armpit Post

Congratulations to Annie Palmer who won the Laser Hair removal package! I know there were so many of you who really, really wanted it.  FYI, it went to a person who really wanted and will appreciate it. Thanks to all … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Festival in Daybreak — A New Christmas Tradition

I love the second half of December.  By the second half of the month, most of the shopping and holiday obligations are over and the fun, magical events happen. We started a new magical tradition last year attending the Ivory … Continue reading

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I Want Your Undies — Operation Undies is BACK

I found the Centro de la Familia, a Headstart program for the children of migrant farm workers, almost four years ago. One of my friends, a preschool teacher at the school, reached out asking for help with some very basic … Continue reading

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My Embarassing Moment — Is It Really Worth The Rush?

                        I had my day all planed out.  I put several things off until later in the afternoon so I could combine trips and “save time.” I could have done … Continue reading

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Why I let someone poke 10,000 holes in my face — Derma Pen Results

I’ve been working with Elase Medical Spa for the last six months or so as a brand ambassador.  During this time, you’ve seen me try out all kinds of medical grade spa procedures in exchange for writing about them afterward. … Continue reading

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Laser Hair Removal — A bigtime giveaway!!!

Here’s an awesome reward for my loyal readers. After these many weeks and months of you watching and reading about the de-hairing of my armpits, etc…Your turn might be just around the corner. Would you like to have your hair … Continue reading

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The Perfect Day

So my baby, who I swear was just born about three months ago, just reached the age of accountability.  So, she got baptized.  AND, by coincident, I think we just had the happiest day in our lives. Most the joy … Continue reading

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