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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. I’m sharing with everyone so I’m forced to do even better this year. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of […]

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Jenventions

Sometimes when I’m cooking dinner I like to take liberties with the recipes I’m using and make substitutions or go completely “off script” and create my own recipe. Shortly after my husband and I moved into together he gave these new recipes their own name – Jenventions. Sometimes they work out…and others, well, they don’t. […]

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At The Table With a Graphic Design Student

Twenty year old Elizabeth Culjat is an anything but a typical college Junior.   I have to admit that as my youngest interview yet, I had my own ideas about how she might answer each of my questions. I was pleasantly surprised as soon as we started talking.  She was polite, smart, and seemed to […]

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Falling for Fall and Winter Already!

After a very hot 6 weeks of 100 degree temperatures, I am  loving this break in the weather.  It’s giving me Fall and Christmas Fever and I can’t help but get excited about all of  these upcoming sessions and promotions!  So, I thought I’d share a few with you.  Let me apologize in advance for […]

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Confessions of a Diet Saboteur

Remember when we were kids, and being a Best Friend to someone was a very important role?  And you could only have one BFF?  A week or so ago, I was chatting with a friend about how friendships change over time.  We talked about how as you age, you no longer have a “BFF” necessarily […]

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Moms With Cameras Workshop

Just a little over 2 years ago I bought my first DSLR.  At the time, I just wanted to take great photos of the vacations my husband and I were taking.  I didn’t necessarily expect it to turn into a business for me.  What I did think was that I could just read the manual […]

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At The Table With an Aesthetician from Dublin

Ann O’Sullivan is an Ireland born Aesthetician and owner of ANNIO at Rain Salon in downtown Omaha.  O’Sullivan goes by Anni, a nickname she was given after moving to the US  from Dublin, Ireland, 11 years ago.  Anni spent her first 5 years in New York City, where she spent some time designing jewelry and […]

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Thank You Note to Facebook

(the number of actual friends who can celebrate your birthday) When you hear people talking about Facebook, what do they say?  Are they talking about the latest ungrateful teen that used Facebook to complain about their parents?  And how those parents then posted a video of them shooting up their teen’s laptop?  We’ve all heard […]

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I Don’t Mind Being Fat – Kerry Hazel, guest blogger

So I had an epiphany while walking around the Zoo with my family yesterday.  I have spent many years telling myself and the world that I didn’t care that I was a “big girl”.  After climbing a rock staircase to look over an exhibit I realized that just a couple of months ago I would […]

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At The Table With a Woman That Does it All

When in doubt, do both – that is the philosophy that 38-year-old Laurie Brekke adopted from a close friend and it suits her well.  After 11 years of working in the corporate world, and several years in a couple of other roles, Laurie now works from home.  She and her husband Wayne,  host their own […]

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