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Chocolate Friday

April 5, 2013

In a perpetual quest to “fatten”up my youngest son who is gluten and dairy intolerant I discovered Justin’s Dark Chocolate Almond Butter. I have to say it is more than a bit sinful and that perhaps my youngest isn’t the only one getting fatter in this household.  But the topic of this post is not […]

Purse For Japan

May 3, 2012

Originally when I was planning my wardrobe for Japan I was going to use my trusty old Columbia backpack (the Columbia Outlet Store is my friend).  But after seeing this bag and imagining the versatility it was hard to go back to the practical choice. The more I thought about it the more I wanted […]


April 19, 2012

I’m not sure if Japanese women actually use these or if they’re intended for gullible tourists.  Whatever they’re real use, the concept that a large square scarf can become a purse, bag, o-bento wrapper, picnic tablecloth or spur of the moment gift wrap, it was just too appealing for me to pass up. I bought one with […]

Japan on a Budget

March 30, 2012

Over nine years ago my husband and I went to Japan in business class on our Mileage  program. These are the things I remember the most about that trip: – Now we are on our way to Japan again using our air mileage.  This time with our children in tow. Again we have the privilege […]