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Author Archive | Jeanne


Spring Cleaning and Other Things to Do This Time of Year

Spring is finally here in San Francisco, with warmer days, and lighter, brighter nights. Who doesn’t love the sunset after 7:00 PM?  I am looking forward to a change in wardrobe change, the abundance of berries and asparagus, and the opportunity to engage in a few spring chores and activities. Here are my top five […]

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week in review

Friday Faves & Finds (4.13.18)

Happy Friday! I think spring has finally arrived. I am looking forward to not wearing a winter coat every day and not layering my daughter in several layers of clothes for school. As a working mommy on the go, I am always hunting for beauty products that will expedite my morning routine and keep me […]

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Sentimental for Scents

I am a visual person by nature.  I love wearing bright colorful clothes. I dream in color. I give fantastic directions with landmarks and street names, and whenever I travel for work, I like to walk in the cities I’m visiting, so I can develop a memory of the walk and retrace my steps without […]

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fast fried rice recipe lunch idea

Fast Fried Rice Recipe for Weekday Lunches

My daughter Ilse dislikes sandwiches for lunch. They’re not filling enough for my voracious eater, so she prefers rice or noodle dishes that are heartier. One of her standard lunchbox entrees is fried rice with meat and vegetables. Fried rice is an easy dish to make for a weekday lunch. I make fried rice at least […]

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Winning Lunchbox Tips for Toddlers

Growing up, my mama made school lunches for all three of us girls. When I was in elementary school, lunch primarily consisted of a sandwich, canned fruit, Ruffles potato chips, a cookie, and a juice box. Sometimes, my mama would treat us to an additional dessert of Delmonte pudding. Oh joy! At the end of every […]

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