My Easter Bunnies

The reason I am alive is the same reason I am happy. Happy Easter!  Oh, Happy

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Intersections



There is a side street in my small town that spans less than a mile.  The only stop sign it has is where it ends.  It took me two months of driving my kids to school back and forth, back and forth, back and forth (3 times) everyday to find this gem.  All the other streets are riddled with

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Bird’s Nest Easter Theme



What image could evoke Easter more than a bird's nest? Aren't the robin's blue eggs the inspiration for coloring our own Easter eggs?  Here are a few snapshots from last year's Easter Brunch, celebrated with a nod to birds' nests hatching with new life each spring. Here is the table.  You

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Easter Inspiration



Here's a round-up of all our great Easter ideas from years past.  There are crafts, an Easter Egg tutorial, recipes, decorating, and menu ideas.  Be sure to check back this weekend for a brand new Easter Brunch inspiration. Lemon Easter Eggs Peter Rabbit's Easter Brunch Great

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View From the Middle



You know the saying he’s wise beyond his years? I think it’s a load of crap. I can only use that word, crap, because there was a time I bought into it hook, line and sinker.  I suffered an early trauma in my childhood and always thought the blessing that came with the curse was early

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A Simple Note on Happiness



I was going to share a recipe today, but as Annie Dillard says, It is no less difficult to write sentences in a recipe than sentences in Moby Dick.  Right now I don't want to write about food, so the recipe can wait. I want to nourish those who've stopped by mamaguru.com, but today I will

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Important vs. Urgent



We live in a culture of busyness. Most of us carry around little electronic devices that beep, flash, buzz, and vibrate all day long prompting us to respond to the constant influx of our inbox.  These messages are almost always labeled urgent.  We spend our days busily putting out

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Better Body Plan



Part of me loathes the idea of putting out a weight loss plan on the Internet. Isn't there already a glut of these?  What if I fail? Frankly, how embarrassing! Call me an April Fool if you want, but I am devoting this month to creating a better body for myself.  I'd like to invite

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The Day Was a Poem



The day was a poem. We drove through the Everglades on a road called Alligator Alley to see relatives we never see on a beach with wild turtles we've never been to on the Gulf of Mexico. My eyes hurt from narrowing to capture details as we drove at lightening speed through the

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Avocado Wontons



Ever tried the Avocado Eggrolls at the Cheesecake Factory? I know, I know chain restaurants are the dirge of the culinary world, but sometimes a menu item is just so delicious, it beckons.  Luckily with a little skill and experimentation, you can figure out how to make your favorite

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