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What’s the Point of Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan Cheesecake? YUM.

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One day, when I was minding my own business on Twitter, I noticed Earth Cafe started following me. So I followed them back. Then I got a personal, direct message from Craig Ahrens, the President, thanking me and letting me know their Raw, Gluten Free, Vegan cheesecake was available at Market of Choice, a store […]

On August 4, 2010, in Family, Food, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

Why I Gave a Homeless Man $5 Today

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I was driving out of the parking lot when I saw him. My car was filled with orange marigolds, purple petunias, and all the stuff I need to make a lemon birthday cake for my 11 year old boy. He was about 20 years old, wearing dirty shorts, a t-shirt, and Teva-esq sandals. He had […]

On July 29, 2010, in Family, Health and Wellness, by juliejulie

When Good Teenagers Get Bored: Dinner on the Deck

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Moving to a kidless neighborhood in a new town in the middle of the summer can be a real bummer when you’re 16. But, if you’re my daughter, you just ask your old friends to come over and visit for a week, and then every day can be an excuse for a party. I’ve been […]

On July 28, 2010, in Family, Food, by juliejulie

The Little Red Hen Eats Tomatoes

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Now that we’re back in the fertile Willamette Valley, we can grow our own tomatoes. This is a big deal for our family, since we all love tomatoes, and as much as I want to support local organic farmers, I also want to buy bread, milk, and good running shoes, too. A few $3 seedlings […]

On July 21, 2010, in Family, Food, by juliejulie

Home Again, Home Again

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My nose and eyes are adjusting to the green, green moss of home again. The high desert of Bend, Oregon is definitely beautiful in it’s own way, and I know I’ll complain about the rain in Eugene this winter, but for now—dang, it’s beautiful here in the rain forest!

On July 4, 2010, in Family, Love and Marriage, by juliejulie

Favorite Posts

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I know some of you are new, and since I ported over to WordPress, I have not tagged my posts to make it easier to search by subject.  So, here are a few reader favorites, by category. General Ridiculousness: Cooking with @juliejulie and the ShakeWeight – Just because someone had to do it! Traveling to […]

Stuff is Overwhelming

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So you know how I’ve been pretending, ignoring, acting like this moving away thing is no big deal? It’s a lie. It’s wearing me out. Despite the garage sale and the big truck from Habitat for Humanity hauling away a bunch of furniture, and ten, twenty, more-than- I-can-actually-count trips to Goodwill to drop off car load after […]

On June 10, 2010, in Family, Love and Marriage, Middle-aged Angst, by juliejulie

Aerobic Housecleaning?

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My kid has been sick all week and my husband’s out of town. It’s interrupting my running routine. My kid’s old enough that I can run to the store to buy him 7Up while he watches reruns of iCarly with a bucket nearby, but I do feel kinda guilty leaving him for an hour to […]

On April 30, 2010, in Family, Humor, Running, by juliejulie

Running in the Rainforest

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My husband got a great job making Facebook games at Playdom . So we’re leaving the Sage Brush and Juniper of Central Oregon’s High Desert and moving back home to the ultra-fertile Willamette Valley and Eugene, Oregon. Eugene is home to Nike, thousands of hippies who show up for the Oregon Country Fair, the late, […]

On April 26, 2010, in Family, Running, by juliejulie

“I’ll Take ‘Things I’m Good At’ for 200, Alex”

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I haven’t watched Jeopardy in a while, but I am a list maker, and a list giver. My kids are used to lists. Alex Trebek would not phase them. The other night, as I was frantically working through my list before bed on my computer at the dining room table, the children complained – OK, […]

On April 22, 2010, in Family, Love and Marriage, by juliejulie
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