Hiatus due to the loss of my mom

Hiatus due to the loss of my mom

On July 7th I received a phone call that my mom  was admitted into the hospital with heart failure.  The emotional life roller coaster we have been riding ever since, is the reason this blog will be on hiatus until September. There will (eventually) be a huge story to tell but I’m not sure when I will be up to the full telling.  My summary is this… Finish your unfinished business, if you have any with loved ones. Or at…

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Natural Deoderant & Lavanila Review

Natural Deoderant & Lavanila Review

Ok my friends, today I’m sharing some of my favorite things in the realms of natural deodorant and personal fragrances!  But first, the journey of how I got there… I am a girl who LOVES the smells of natural vanilla and coconut.  But I have found it really difficult to find just the right kind of vanilla and coconut scents.  I want a deep, warm, earthy vanilla scent, not the super sweet vanilla scent.  And I’m the same way about my…

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My Styling Bliss: Old Navy Finds

My Styling Bliss: Old Navy Finds

Hello-Hello, Dear Readers! I have FINALLY decided upon an official name for my “Mom Style” segment!  I started with the generic, “Mom Style”, as a temporary name, descriptive of the segment… I am a mom who is sharing my personal style and offering casual styling tips and inspiration to my fellow moms.  But it’s more personal than that.  I really looooove styling!  It is my hobby and bliss, and so “My Styling Bliss” is the new, official name of this segment!  And, I will add this disclaimer:…

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This Week’s Plague: LICE

This Week’s Plague: LICE

Our bombardment with plagues continues and this week it’s LICE! (Faints) I have heard many parents and students from school talking about the major lice epidemic we seem to be having and after reading such a post on Facebook the other morning, I saw a critter crawl out of Rosemary’s hair right as she was about to board the school bus!!!  Instant panic mode!  Have you seen my hair?!? It’s fingertip length!  Have you seen Hub’s hair?  He looks like…

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Perpetual Plague

Perpetual Plague

It seems that every year, from November through June, my family enters a state of nearly perpetual plague.  One thing after another, after another.  On the weeks when all is well, we scramble trying to play catch-up with life, because we know that just around the corner awaits the next plague.  (It should be noted that I have NEVER been caught up on life.)  The weirdest thing is, much of the time we are each catching a different plague!  It’s not…

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Cabin Review, Fort Stevens State Park

Cabin Review, Fort Stevens State Park

Hello and Welcome to Ginger & Zimt! This week I’m doing a review and tour of a cabin at Fort Stevens State Park in Oregon.  If you’d like to skip straight to the cabin review, you will find it in the video posted about midway down this page =o). I LOVE Camping!  Love-love-LOOOOVE camping! I say this as a total bug fearing urbanite whose idea of “roughing it” includes renting a towable U-Haul trailer to carry all our gear, and driving up to a…

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PinkBlush Giveaway Winner!

PinkBlush Giveaway Winner!

  We have our PinkBlush Giveaway Winner!!!  I’ve included the drawing in the video, above.  Thank you to all who entered, I SO appreciate your participation and support in this First (collaboration and giveaway) for me!!!!  Thank you again to PinkBlush for this collaboration!  I absolutely LOVE their beautiful, easy to wear styles!!!  My Spring wishlist is growing by the day =o). Cheers, my friends, and congrats to our Giveaway Winner!