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Just a Sliver: Toronto Island

We Moved! (yes, again)

People have been asking, "seriously, where are you now?" Huge shocker..we moved..again. Over the last month, I've been snapping [my new favorite thing: kellyrstrong] scenes from moving & traveling. We moved but it happened at possibly the busiest time of year hence the snaps from all over the place. But this move is a little different - more permanent! We moved to the Toronto area just over one month ago. We purchased a townhouse and moved everything from our little Connecticut town. Two … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver: Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach, CA

A couple of weeks ago, my Mom and I escaped the cold weather and went to Laguna Beach for a long weekend. What a place!! No wonder people love Southern California. Seriously. The beauty is simply unbelievable. It makes me want to re-watch the American classic television series "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" - is it on Netflix?! If not, it should be. My Mom and I stayed one night at the Ranch at Laguna Beach and two nights at Montage Laguna Beach. Two TOTALLY different properties and I … [Read More...]

JAS VDay RoundUP

Valentine’s Day Roundup

You have a few days left to decide what you're going to bake for the sweetest people in your life. I've said it a million times: Valentine's Day is my favorite. Why not decorate in pink, red, and white and spread a little extra love?! If you are one of the many that think it's a silly Hallmark holiday then I ask you this: why are you ok with  National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, National Hug Day, National Ice Cream Day and you're not ok with Valentine's Day? Please. Give V-Day the respect it … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver: New Orleans

New Orleans

A few weeks ago I was in New Orleans for work. With a little bit of free time, I ubered to the French Quarter to explore. It was a perfectly sunny day for walking around. My first stop was Cafe du Monde (of course) for some beignets and cafe au lait. They certainly lived up to the hype...it was hard to just eat two of the three...and maybe I should have had only one? Yea right. The city is beautiful with so much to see and do.  I definitely didn't have time to see enough so I'll be revisiting at … [Read More...]

Just a Sliver: M&M Cookies

Valentine’s Day M&M Cookies

Everyone needs a good M&M cookie recipe. M&M cookies are always a crowd pleaser and I love how they can be used for any holiday. Use the Christmas M&M's, Valentine's M&M's, or Easter M&M's. Need a cute gift idea? Tie a few up in a clear baggie and you have a perfect mini-gift for all of your Valentines. I love this recipe because it's simple. They're easy to make in the evening after a long day of work. You could make these AND make dinner - they're that simple! If you're … [Read More...]