Monthly Archives: March 2012

Palace Ostromecko

Few weeks ago my husband and I had to attend a social for his work.  Let me tell you it was rough having to put on a nice dress, do my hair, eat someone else’s cooking and finally meeting a … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (#3)

Well it’s Wednesday and that means little or no words from me!  So here is how we spent the last week. So what fun family thing did you do this past week?

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Time to cook….Borscht

One of the foods that I LOVE here in Poland is the Beet Soup or as they say call it Barszcz.  We have eaten this at a few different places and well each place makes it different, no two have been exactly the same.  And if search for recipes you will bring up hundreds all cooked just a bit differently.

So here is just one way to make it….

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Time to spring forward an hour & win a $10 Amazon GC

Well the time is finally here to lose one hour of our beauty sleep!  Daylight Savings Time takes effect in Europe 2 a.m. Sunday, March 25. So if you live in Europe like I do make sure you turn your clocks forward one hour.

There are lots of neat facts have this Daylight

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Wordless Wednesday (#2)

Well it’s Wednesday and that means little or no words from me!  So here is how we spent the last week.

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So what fun family thing did you do this past week?

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Why pay full price when you can get it second hand?

Every Monday morning after dropping off my two little ones off to school you will find me and a few of the other moms at a local second hand clothing store called “Fuks.”   I have yet to figure out what is the correct way to say the name because of what I might hear.    Now why do we shop there on Monday’s?  Because on Monday everything

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Chuck Norris takes over Poland

I LOVED the TV show “Walker, Texas Ranger, ” and I guess you could say an overall Chuck Norris fan.  One of the local banks here WBK, current ad campaign involves the one and only Chuck Norris.  You can’t go 5 minutes around Bydgoszcz without seeing him on a billboard, a street sign or driving

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Lugz Men’s Shoes Giveaway!

I wanted to pass along to you all a great giveaway fellow blogger, Coupon free stuff,  is doing.
This one is for a FREE pair of Lugz shoes.
Don’t know what Lugz shoes are?
Lugz the brand Built for the Street has always

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St. Patrick’s Day Polish Style

Well tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day and that probably means CORNED BEEF and Cabbage. WRONG!! I am going to celebrate my Irish roots Polish style with Gołąbki. I can’t get Corned Beef here (I have looked!) but cabbage is everywhere so I am going to make this recipe instead.

We will however have some green sugar cookies shaped in shamrocks for some Irish good luck!

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Wordless Wednesday

Sometimes there is no reason for words, just let the picture do the talking.

So here is my week in Poland in pictures!

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So anything exciting happen to you this week?

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What’s a fork and knife combined? KNORK!!

Are you ready for a Super Giveaway Event with the chance to win an amazing prize? I am so excited to share with you all KNORK!

KNORK enhances the dining experience by integrating a fork with the functionality of a knife built in. And they are AWESOME!

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Guess who is 100 today?

It is hard to believe that Girl Scouts is 100 years young today!!!

I hate to date myself but I have been a member of Girl Scouts now for 31 years!! My mother started me when I was in 1st grade (back in those days there wasn’t Daisy scouts yet).  Over the years I was truly blessed to

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Spring Giveaway $60 Amazon Gift Card

Warm weather is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time to give the house the ole’ “once over”. If you need a little motivation, we’re giving you a chance to win a $60 Amazon gift card to buy yourself some new cleaning supplies (and maybe some chocolate, yes, lots and lots of chocolate). To enter

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Yesterday and Today

Over the years of living in Europe many times I go past buildings or parts of a city and wonder what they looked like 50 or 100 years ago.  Well I don’t anymore for the city we live in.  I happened to be reading today’s edition of one of the local newspapers, Gazeta (via Google

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Do you have your flowers and chocolate ready?

It’s Miedzynarodowy Dzien Kobiet

Attention men: Do you have your chocolate and/or flowers ready for all the women in your life today?  Why? Because today, March 8th, the women receive flowers and gifts from their loved ones.  In Poland the International Women’s Day was an official holiday, but was a working day. After the fall

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My Wonderful Walls Giveaway!

Well folks, Jim, the kids and I just got back from Warsaw, Poland from a wonderful and uplifting church conference this weekend.  So, that means I am a bit behind in posting a blog so instead I am giving you and great opportunity to learn about a great product and even have to the chance win a room maker with it.  I want

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Sweet 16 and never been kissed….WRONG

Today is another great day in our house, my oldest daughter turned 16!!!!

One of the my claim’s to fame is that I have 4 kids who were all born in different countries.  My husband calls them our souvenirs of where we have lived.  Lydia is our Panamanian souvenir.

So of course being

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Well today is the day!

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22 years ago my husband decided to enlist in the United States Air Force.  But luckily at his very first military assignment to Minot, North Dakota, he met me and swept me off of my feet and we fell madly in love.  Well over the last 20 years that we have been married the

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