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Mom hair cut


Oh, yes, I have been tempted over the years to hack off my hair. Have flirted with bangs.. could for hiding forehead wrinkles. I’ve done shoulder length, but I still have long hair. even though it can be more work. … Continue reading →

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Sum recipes, sum changes


I keep thinking, well I USED to be on Food Network.  but, guess I’m still on cause my episode Sum Sum Summertime is on tomorrow.  It’s got some tasty stuff on it.  Chorizo sliders, fish tacos… rock it!!  All recipes … Continue reading →

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Daphne Dishes…no more


Dear everyone who has ever been nice to me.  Last week I found out that Daphne Dishes is NOT getting a 3rd season on Food Network.  I am, of course, super bummed.  The ratings were good, but the daytime programming … Continue reading →

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Aint’ nobody here but us chickens!


  We have taken the leap!  We are urban chicken farmers.  We have been talking for years about getting chickens. We have a big yard.  Mark has had them before.  He knew what not to do: have a rooster that … Continue reading →

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stealth vlogger: homework


As my kids get older I’m less comfortable with blogging about them directly.  Vivien is savvy enough to say to me now when I take a picture “Don’t post that”.  Poor kid. So, it’s been harder to figure out how … Continue reading →

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normal night


Most of life is pretty prosaic.  What isn’t I’m not a liberty to blog about.  So, here is a snapshot of a typical ho hum evening at my house.  For those keeping track:  I like bone dry white wine, not … Continue reading →

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how to take a good picture


So, as often happens with mom bloggers I’m not sure where I’m going with this.  I don’t have the back up right now to do videos and it’s a crowded market now that is much harder to monetize.  I also … Continue reading →

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sweet ’16


Happy New Year!! Resolution easy to keep:  DVR the reruns of my show “Daphne Dishes” on Food Network starting Jan 2nd, Saturday 8am. Check it out, pleeze and got to the site and find recipes you might like HERE Before … Continue reading →

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holiday body- return of Muffinlicious


Okay, I’m not at prime muffin top right now since I lost weight being sick, but in general this is not the time of year where we feel svelte.  Drinking, sweets, roast meats, plus when it’s colder our bodies are … Continue reading →

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Bomb Threat day


Well, here in Los Angeles us  public school folks have our kids home due to a bomb threat.  Mark and I were doing the “NOW, we really have to get out of bed now” chatter.  I was walking downstairs in … Continue reading →

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