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About maryanne

Purple loving techie girl. SAHM. Social media junkie. Travel planner. I ♥ Apple, iPhone, running, beach, Disneyland, all things creative. Foodtruck chaser.

Chia Seeds in Green Smoothies

I have been doing some research on Chia seeds… (pronounced “chee-ya” – Yes, as in “cha-cha-cha-CHIA PET“) and discovered some amazing things about them. History:  Chia seeds come from a flowering plant belonging to the mint family. “Chia” is the Mayan word for strength. Chia is native to Mexico and Guatemala and was cultivated by … Continue reading »

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My first green smoothie

It’s Monday. I decided to start my week of right with my very first green smoothie. I’ve had the pre made ones from the grocery store, but haven’t made my own green smoothie before. I just started reading Beth Aldrich’s book “Real Moms Love to Eat“  and I must admit, it’s the first book I’ve read in … Continue reading »

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Real Moms Love to Eat by Beth Aldrich #LuvToEatandRead

My friend Marcie Taylor hosted a gathering for social media moms to meet author Beth Aldrich at Paradise Perks in Irvine yesterday. Beth Aldrich just launched her book Real Moms Love to Eat and started her book tour in New York earlier this month. When I received the Facebook invitation from Marcie, I knew that … Continue reading »

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My Early Birthday Present #MacBookAir

I have been enjoying my early birthday present from Jim – the new MacBook Air! I opted for the 11″ since I have a 15″ MacBook Pro. I also have the iPad2 which I just got for Christmas. I guess you can say I’m in Mac heaven right now! I have always been at least … Continue reading »

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Congratulations Marissa! She landed her first solo!

The kids rushed to the school window to see the posted cast list. The energy was electric as the kids jumped and screamed with joy as they discovered what part they got. “YESSSS!!!” and “WOOO HOOOO!” were the top two words yelled into the air. Some kids just smiled as they saw their name on … Continue reading »

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Musical Auditions and Internet Safety Speech

Another hectic week for the Wendt Family… Marissa has been practicing the song “Honey Bun” from the musical “South Pacific” during her entire 3 week break. Our water bill must be up this month from all the extra long showers where she does most of her practicing. Ha ha! It’s like a concert in the … Continue reading »

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Family Game Night: Crayola Guess My Picture

One of Jessie’s favorite gifts from Christmas was a board game by Crayola, “Guess My Picture.” It’s perfect for ages 4 and up. I love it because it’s fun for the whole family. Here’s how we play: First, we send one person out of the room. Then we take 6 cards and lay them down … Continue reading »

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Original Apple Contract Sold for Nearly $1.6m

Wow! The original founding Apple contract signed on 1 April 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, sold for nearly $1.6m at a Sotheby’s auction in New York yesterday. The buyer is listed as Eduardo Cisneros, CEO of Cisneros Corp. and one of the wealthiest families in South America. This is an incredible … Continue reading »

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Secret Apple Contract Document Leaked

On December 13th the original “Apple Computer Company” founding partnership agreement will be up for auction at Sotheby’s Fine Books and Manuscripts sale for an estimated $150,000. The  contract was signed by “Stephen G. Wozniak”, “steven p. jobs”,  “Ronald G.. Wayne” and dated April 1, 1976. (Yes, April Fool’s Day) The two and a half … Continue reading »

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Marissa Singing.

Our recording project: 3 Tracks recorded so far! Marissa loves to sing. We are so amazed at how much Marissa’s voice has grown since last year. Jim is having a lot of fun recording her tracks in GarageBand on the MacBook Pro. Here’s her most recent recording from last night… singing “The Christmas Song” in … Continue reading »

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