Monthly Archive: December, 2012

New Year’s Eve

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Happy New Year’s Eve, ya’ll!  I hope the new year brings you peace, prosperity, love, and joy! Advertisements

Under an Australian sun

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Did you all have a wonderful Christmas?  I spent my Christmas in Sydney with my immediate family and my adorable baby nephew, who at 8 weeks old is clearly an extremely advanced child… Continue reading

Merry Christmas from the Baraza Residents

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A Very Merry Christmas To You

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I don’t know how it happened, but I seem to have gotten lucky this year in that several of my post dates fell on holidays.  I’m lucky because, when I agreed to become… Continue reading

Happy Holidays from The Baraza!

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Here’s a glance at some of the holiday traditions shared by The Baraza Residents. From holiday delicacies to favorite onesie pajamas, the girls tell all.. Mitzi On Christmas Eve, we have dinner, then… Continue reading

Last-Minute Ideas

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Hey Friends! I’ll ask you that annoying question… “Are you ready for Christmas?” I know I’m not. This year my family informally agreed not to do presents, which is nice. But I really… Continue reading

Christmas is coming!

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by Carrie Pokrefke I grew up in a house where Christmas was a pretty big ordeal.  The majority of my memories of traditions growing up revolved around Christmas.  As a family, we would… Continue reading

Plenty to be Thankful For (thank you Irving Berlin)

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I have started and discarded at least 7 different drafts of my post for this week. Did I want to talk about what is at the forefront of most people’s minds at the… Continue reading

I’m Gonna Let It Shine

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I was walking my dogs one evening, after dark, when I saw it.  The dreaded, garish pre-Christmas Christmas lights.  Normally, I would get annoyed and mentally compose a stinging rebuke for such gauche… Continue reading

Up Close and Personal With the Baraza: Amber Kelly-Anderson

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Today, Aussie resident Liv White interviews Texas resident Amber Kelly-Anderson, who wishes the interview could have taken place face to face in Melbourne over a couple of skinny flat whites. Your Baraza posts… Continue reading