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How to Through A Larger Than Life Small Wedding on a Budget

This one is as simple as crowdfunding your honeymoon. It might sound strange at first, but do you really need another blender or set of dinner plates? Instead of having your guests purchase a bunch of things you’ll end up trying to return anyway, why not let them chip in for…

Tips to Spring Clean Your Home

With Spring arriving it is time to start Spring Cleaning your house.…

How Due Date Calculators Can Change Your Pregnancy for the Better

Learning that you are pregnant can be one of the most joyous occasions in a woman’s life. As many of us know pregnancy can happen spontaneously or after much trying.  Regardless of how a woman becomes pregnant, it is vitally important for her to know when she…

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I was born outside of Seattle, WA, Raised in Chipley, FL, studied in Boston, MA, discovered what life is about in Franklin, TN, and found passion in Lillehammer, Norway. I am married to the man of my dreams and we have three children that never cease to entertain. Seven years ago we purchased a home, site unseen, and hopped the pond. Living in Europe is a fantasy come true, but has it´s challenges. New languages, the metric system, lack of convenience, different school philosophies, and no service, are just a few of my daily hurdles. This and more gives me plenty to blog about. After all, it´s cheaper than therapy! By trade I am an interior designer, I chair a book club and serve on various school committees. I am addicted to yoga, and I am a writer.
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Real thoughts, from the heart, on life when it smacks you in the head with a snowball.
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February 2011

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This is a Sex Story, So Cover Your Ears!

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The Norwegian Paper Clip Myth

Posted on August 14, 2011 at 10:39am 1 Comment

Returning to Norway one week after the vile actions Breivik inflicted upon Oslo, Utoya Island, and this peaceful nation in general has been somber. Not only are the horrific events in every paper, on every news report, and in everyone´s conversations, I have even heard children talking. And the stories from the children are the most moving. This…


Our Pretty Little Dancer

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Wynonna Judd´s Robe

Posted on May 12, 2011 at 3:48am 0 Comments

I have been without internet service the past couple of days. So, what does a blogger do when blogging is not possible? I suppose I can only speak for myself, but  neglected housework would not stop staring through me. Therefore, I began the ever dreaded spring cleaning. Wall washing, cabinet cleaning, going through the children´s clothes and toys they…


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At 2:44pm on June 20, 2013, Lea said…

Work At Home Mom, WAHM, Mom Blogger

I am stopping by to say "hello" :)
I haven't been here in a while.
I welcome your friendship :)

Lea @ Mother Baby Child & Weight Loss Help

At 10:35am on March 11, 2011, DP Nguyen said…
What blogging format are you on? Blogger, Wordpress, etc.?
The code has to be an HTML editor or a widget that reads HTML to work.
At 10:22am on March 11, 2011, DP Nguyen said…

Hi Kimberly, 


In response to your comment on my profile, what do you mean by "getting buttons on your link." Can you be more specific? Do you mean on blog button on your MBC profile, or on your blog itself? 


Let me know so I can try to help you out :-)



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