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    Crafting With Wine

    The one thing I really love about my kids starting school is the fact that I get to meet other moms with similar aged children. Moving to a new country is tough enough just from a pure logistics point of view… Add the challenge of trying to find new friends (for you and your kids) to the mix, and you suddenly have an exponentially more complex situation. My eldest was in kindergarten this year, and I was fortunate enough to meet some really awesome ladies. So when one of the moms suggested we get together and do some crafting – with a little wine on the side – BOOM! Perfect combo……

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    A weekend filled with Red, White and Blue Sparkles

    I was meant to write this post last week, but time just simply got away from me. My gran arrived from Brazil last week (she’s 86, but that’s a post for another day), and we’ve taken the time to catch up a little. So anyway, here it is, our first 4th of July in America… This was one of the busiest weekends we have had since our move. It was jam packed with fun, energy, and new experiences. Here’s what the #Besterzoo got up to! Friday 1st July A few weeks ago I entered an online giveaway by Experienced Bad Mom, funny enough Katy and I live in the same…

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    SOMETHING has to be done?!

      [huge_it_video_player id=”2″]     This really breaks my heart. 16 Mass shooting addresses? Trevor Noah, (whom we were fortunate enough to see live just this Saturday) brings up some interesting points. “I wonder if President Obama ever thought to himself that mass shooting speeches would be such a large part of his job. At this point, he’s hosted 12 State Dinners, but has had to make 16 mass shooting addresses.” No connection between gun laws and terrorism? Toddlers have shot 23 people so far this year. Should America protect its country and citizens, or should the President prepare speech no.17? Trevor Noah gives this analogy! “When I was young…

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    Pumpkin Pie – American Style

    Everyone has an image in mind of what America can offer them. Call it the “American Dream”, or the allure of the “Wild West”, call it whatever you like… Most people have, at some, stage wondered what life in the US might be like… Especially as a foreigner. I’ll be honest!! When we immigrated to the US there were many possibilities that captured my imagination. But I was never prepared for what lay ahead… So, one night shortly after our arrival, we hosted a Pampered Chef party at our new home. We invited a bunch of new friends and prepared ourselves to cook dinner (that’s what you do when you host a…