Category Archives: Road Trips

Back in My Nest

I’ve been away and as much as I had planned to keep posting, it did not happen. I even had two posts almost ready to go, they just needed final touches. I brought my scribbles and scrawls with me so that I could keep up-to-date while I was away. It was just not gonna happen. So, I am back and […]

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A Post Card From Iowa

This has been a summer for making moments that matter. With my husband joining us full-time this summer as we search for the next employment adventure, we have been taking full advantage of the gift that we have been given. We started out working on our home in the event that we need to sell it and relocate. That became old […]

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Cheers “Basil”, We Made it!

We made it back home from our month long Road Trip and there are oh soooo many titles that I could have selected for this post. I was thinking of all of them yesterday, while on our third day of traveling to get back to the Midwest. Did you catch that? THREE days of traveling back to our home. It […]

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Happy 4th of July!

I hope that you are having a wonderful 4th of July weekend! I have been quite remiss in sharing ideas for the holidays that have happened while I have been on Road Trip. I am just happy that I am still aware that it’s a holiday and not a regular day. My sanity is questionable. I do owe our resident […]

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On Tour

Phew…this past week has been a busy one. We have made the rounds visiting and I feel like we could be on tour, staying somewhere a night or two and then moving on! We started the next phase of our adventures by camping at great grandma’s house. After the first night of squeezing my family into a camper and sleeping […]

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Momma’s Moments

I am back in NY now and why is it that when you end a vacation you feel like you never had one? It has only been two days but Maine seems so far away. It is probably because I had to resume some sort of normal life now, like paying bills and making phone calls. Nothing like domestic tasks […]

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Day 5 in Ogunquit, Maine

I came to Maine with my parents as a child and then I came to Maine as an adult. I love it and until I moved to the Midwest, I came to Ogunquit, Maine at least once a year but often it was a few times. There is something about the smell of the Maine Coast that is so intoxicating. […]

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Vacations are exhausting!

While on our Road Trip, we are taking a week’s vacation in Maine. We arrived Saturday evening and it has been a whirlwind ever since. I am exhausted! And so very full, I feel like I could explode and that I would almost welcome it. I have not taken a moment to get a selfie with my plant, Basil, but […]

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Family Recipes

One of my goals on this trip to NY, besides eating, is to copy a bunch of our family recipes while I am here. Since my wee ones have been afflicted with some sort of intestinal disturbance that is going through all three of them, I have been housebound. I took advantage of that to start looking through my mom’s old […]

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Road Trip Iced Coffee

Coffee can be a very personal ‘thing”. I love coffee but only certain tastes of coffee. I come from the camp of taking coffee with my sugar and cream, but I have evolved, and I no longer use as much cream or sugar as I used to. I also started drinking coffee mainly for the flavored creamers, but am not […]

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My Road Trip Traveling Companion

I have many traveling companions on my Road Trip at the moment, but I thought that I would share with you the one that is least expected. My Basil Plant. It was a last-minute whim. This spring I had purchased a Basil plant that I loved. Then I became impatient and planted it outside when I was craving plant growth […]

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We Made It!

Phew…we made it to NY! Thank you for the well-wishes 🙂 The wee ones did great and momma was so tired and fried! Two days of all day traveling with more bathroom stops and issues and crazy rain storms than we needed. Behind me now and I am not thinking about a return trip right yet… There are chicken wings […]

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While I’m Road Trippin’

While I travel across half of our fabulous country for our summer Road Trip to see family and friends, I will most likely NOT be able to keep up with my almost daily blog posts as I have been doing. But know that I am thinking of you and stockpiling things to share with you when I get a chance […]

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Road Trip Packing List

I always start planning my Road Trip packing list way ahead of time, by just jotting down the things that we need as they come into my head onto some blank pages in my calendar book. Our road trips are spent at hotels and family and friend’s homes. If you are camping, you may need to lighten the load! If […]

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Gettin’ Ready for a Road Trip

Our Road Trip to NY to visit family and friends is almost upon us. How did that happen? Wasn’t it just the holiday season? How do I have a wee one that finished kindergarten and one getting ready to enter? Is it really time to pack us all up again for our Road Trip? It really is, whether I believe […]

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I’m Up to My Eyeballs in “Moments”

I am up to my eyeballs in “moments” this week. This year, the end of school has become almost like a second holiday time for me. There are loads of gifts to purchase, wrap and give to thank all of those special people who work hard at our school. Gift cards to Hobby Lobby and Barnes and Noble.   Goodies for […]

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I’m Leaving a Trail of Breadcrumbs…

Office goodies are one of my weaknesses, so it was only natural that I needed to design my own Blog Business Cards. Hey, it just made sense in my mind. I recently updated my blog business card to go along with my new adventures on “Just Like Perfect!”. I use these cards when I deliver baked goods to school functions, in the gift baskets […]

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Alphabet Al

I keep a notebook in my car so that I can jot down all of the brilliant ideas that come into my brain while I am driving. Like, “get milk”. I noticed recently, while writing a note to remind myself to bring a camera with me on the ride to preschool so that I could finally take pictures of a beautiful […]

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Road Trip – 3 Day Weekend!

I am now ruled by the “school schedule” so the first 3 day weekend that I saw on the horizon was a chance for me to plan a Road Trip (much shorter than my summer one) so I planned a weekend away. We headed north about 3 hours to the middle of Wisconsin to check out the world in those […]

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Road Trip – Returning to Wisconsin

We love the Road Trip. And we love the return home. Home…ahhhh “My kitchen whimsy” One of the greatest things to see when we get home is my little people discovering all of the things that they left behind. It is usually around 11 PM, far past bedtime, but we have pushed it to get home in two days so […]

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Road Trip – Our Final Moments in NY

We spent the beginning of our last week on Road Trip at our family host’s home and then we headed to Wells, VT for a mini-vacation at a Bed & Breakfast Cottage to finish off the week. My husband was flying in to meet up with us, relax for a few days and then be my traveling companion for the […]

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Road Trip – Stuck in the Kitchen, Out in the Country

As promised, it got better for my daughter, mainly because she pretty much stayed inside all week. And with this view, I was happy on my Country Vacation, even if I was inside because of bugs… The first morning in my beautiful country paradise found me stressed out over technology. Internet service and cell phones can be tricky and I […]

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Road Trip – “Country Roads, Take Me Home”

A huge part of our Road Trip to Upstate NY is spent visiting many of our favorite people because the majority of them live around there. So, we make the rounds or they stop by so we can “spread the love” around. And boy can we spread the love. I suspect there is a collective sigh in Upstate NY when […]

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Road Trip – “Pizza and Wings”

There is a certain style of “pizza and wings” that I miss from my Upstate NY world. Every time I go back, I get a bit crazy fitting my food orders into my travels. On this particular trip, I ordered them three times. You might not think that sounds crazy at all (or maybe you do), but out of all […]

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Road Trip – “Corn Toasties”

When you move from your favorite places to eat, you may become obsessed with getting that food when you go back to visit. I did. And I can get a little crazy trying to get those foods. (Just wait until I tell you about pizza and wings!) One food that I love are “Corn Toasties”…at least that is what I […]

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