northern new jersey

  • Ringwood Manor

    Thoughts on Blended Family Life…

    Dena April 4, 2020

    There is so much to say about blended family life. It’s not something that I ever anticipated for myself; but life has a funny way of doing that, doesn’t it? Presenting you with the unexpected. Sometimes it feels like my little family just expanded overnight and other times I can see the long, winding road that led us to this place. And either way, it’s beautiful, and something that is…

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  • Around the Yard in July

    Dena July 30, 2014

    Oh, how I love summertime. There is always something blossoming in our yard. Every day I incorporate something fresh from the garden into our meals. This has only been my second time ever growing food from seed. There is something about the experience that makes…

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  • Apple Picking

    Dena September 30, 2013

    On Saturday morning we woke up bright & early to go apple picking! It was the most gorgeous autumn day. We met up with my cousins and their beautiful families. It was so much fun. After apple picking we headed over to my cousin’s house…

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  • Jungle Habitat

    Dena September 24, 2013

    On Sunday afternoon, Matthew, Roman, Bella and I headed over to explore a place that we’ve been wanting to hike for awhile — Jungle Habitat. Jungle Habitat is located in our town. M. had ridden its trails on his dirt bike years ago, but I’d…

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  • The Renaissance Faire

    Dena August 19, 2013

    Over the weekend, we visited the Renaissance Faire — one of my favourite summertime traditions. I’ve been visiting the faire with my friend since we were little girls. There is something so magical about the carnival atmosphere coupled with an “Olde English” flair. Delicious food;…

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  • Lazy, Rainy Sunday

    Dena July 30, 2013

    We got home from our little trip on Saturday and so when it rained all day on Sunday we weren’t too bummed. I did a little bit of unpacking/cooking/cleaning while the boys took a nice, long (two-hour!) nap on the couch. I could totally use…

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  • Hangin’ Out in the Backyard

    Dena July 22, 2013

    After a couple of weeks of relentless heat, it finally cooled down enough on Saturday so that we could hang out in our backyard for a little while. The yard is beautiful this time of year. Our black-eyed-suzies and hydrangeas are blooming. Our spearmint took…

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