How To Tuesday: Double Word Score. How To Tuesday: Double Word Score.


Other couples exchange cards. Other couples give flowers. Other couples share chocolates. We’re not other couples. Being avid readers and generally big fans of the English language, my sweetie, Lee and I like to play Words With Friends. We’re pretty evenly matched and the games get rather interesting. So, being the clever girlfriend that I…
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Dessert For Breakfast. Dessert For Breakfast.


I think breakfast gets the short end of the stick. Everyone is under the impression that dinner is the romantic meal. Juicy steak, buttery lobster, saucy spaghetti. Then, naturally, dinner is followed by dessert. Dripping with chocolate, sticky sugar, warm and spicy, sweet berries. What if you could have dessert for breakfast? Forget breakfast for…
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Another Year Of Pink, Pretty, Play. Another Year Of Pink, Pretty, Play.


Today is a very special day! Today Hot Polka Dot turns two and yours truly turns twenty-six. To mark the occasion I have precisely twenty-six grey hairs sprouting from my right temple. I also had two pieces of this impressive specimen of pink sweetness. I thought long and hard about what sort of cake to…
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The Last Cookie. The Last Cookie.


When you bake cookies it’s like some kind of earth-shattering domestic phenomenon. The house fills with the intoxicating scent of fresh baked love all gooey with melted chocolate chips, chewy with oats and sweetly studded with dried cranberries. Suddenly people from all corners of the home come out of hiding and follow their noses to…
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Break Time. Break Time.


I thought you all deserved an explanation for my lax blogging of late. I have decided it’s time for me to take a bit of a break from the blog over the holidays. This decision is something that I’ve been wrestling with for a while now and it’s time to come to grips with it….
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These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For. These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For.


Mind over matter. Power of suggestion. The force. Whatever you want to call it, that’s what I’ve been wrestling with for the past week. Everyone around me is aching and couching and sneezing. The odds are kind of stacked against me here. I’d have to be some sort of guru of meditation with a fistful…
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