Flower Power for Pink Saturday

July 28, 2012
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Welcome to another edition of Pink Saturday where we celebrate and immerse ourselves in all things pink! This week I combine my beloved color with one of my favorite topics to bring you Flower Power! Yes, that’s right-listed here are ten lovelies that feature both pink and flowers. First up is the very cool retro […]

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Me, Me, Me-It’s all about Me!

July 14, 2012
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So, I’ll bet you’re thinking this post is going to be all about narcissism. From the title, it sounds like I am going to rant and rave about selfishness and how self-centered people saddle others around them with emotional burdens. Now, don’t get me wrong, they do-but it would be rather tedious and boring for […]

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America – Land of Liberty

July 4, 2012
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A few days after 911, I had occasion to attend a ceremony honoring first responders. Dignitaries from law enforcement, fire departments and local governments gathered to remember the countless people who lost their lives just a few days earlier. The event was held in front of the City Hall building in Los Angeles. With streets […]

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A Legacy of Faith

June 22, 2012
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Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.  Proverbs 22:6 NIV June 22 is always a bit of a melancholy day for me as it is the anniversary of my mom’s home-going. Five years ago today she went home to be with the […]

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Memories of Summer Vacation

June 17, 2012
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During this time of year I get nostalgic about summer. The warmer weather triggers memories of the sweet anticipation ushered in by June, when the end of the school year was upon us, and a long and glorious summer vacation lay ahead. What adventures would we savor this summer? Where would we go on vacation, […]

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Vintage Coalport China for Pink Saturday

June 9, 2012
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It’s Pink Saturday over at How Sweet the Sound, and I am linking up with my newly acquired Coalport china trio. I learned about Pink Saturday last week, and couldn’t wait to participate! What could be more fun than a whole day dedicated to my favorite color?!  And knowing that I’ve got so many lovely […]

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Disney’s New Jolly Holiday Bakery: Practically Perfect in Every Way

June 3, 2012
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My sister and I recently had occasion to visit the new Mary Poppins-themed bakery at Disneyland. The bakery, which had adjoined the popular Carnation Café on Main Street, has moved to the Victorian-style pavilion on Central Plaza, a location formerly used for pass holder guest services. A new weather vane depicting Mary Poppins adorns the […]

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Honoring our Military on Memorial Day

May 26, 2012
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This weekend marks another Memorial Day, when Americans remember and honor those who have sacrificed so much for this country. We pay tribute to our men and women in uniform, both past and present. We express our gratitude for those who have served, mourn for those who have died and pray for those who are […]

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The Ostrich and the Overcomer

May 20, 2012
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Is it just me or does anyone else feel “war weary” from a constant 24/7 information overload? It seems that no matter the medium-television, radio, internet, Facebook, Twitter-there is a steady stream of conflict, disaster, corruption, violence, fraud, deceit, immorality, and suffering. To make things worse, we might find additional stressors within our own circles-conflict […]

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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library-Touring the Past-Inspiring the Future

May 6, 2012
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Rising majestically on a hill in Simi Valley California the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum stands as a monument to the American ideas of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. These are in fact the principles that Ronald Reagan embraced for our country, and charged the Presidential Foundation established in his […]

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