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Lions, Tigers & Bears OR Blogging, Opinions & Stuff

Wow, there are a lot of “opinions” out there lately! Opinions on many, many topics. The blogging world has been shaken around this week with controversy over “Mommy Bloggers” and truths and authenticity and the judgements have been released like a swarm of locusts. Lots and lots of thoughts and opinions have been shared: Strong Opinions […] Read more…

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Captain America: Civil War Review

I luckily got to see this movie last night. Yes, go see it! It’s a great movie and shouldn’t be missed. The action starts right at the get-go and continues throughout the whole show. Don’t be fooled by the title and the team picking (#teamCap or #teamIronMan) this movie is not simply a Captain America […] Read more…

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San Francisco Spring Break

San Francisco – City by the Bay -The City – whatever you call it, I’m sure you’ll agree it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. We are so lucky to live close to such an amazing place and also lucky we were able to spend 3 days there recently with the monkeys […] Read more…

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St. Thomas & St. Maarten

Here are some more recent cruise photos to share with you!!! After our first stop in Nassau, our Princess Cruise ship stopped in St. Thomas and St. Maarten. This was in February, a perfect time of year to go to the Caribbean! This was Pops & my 5th cruise with Princess Cruise Lines and it […] Read more…

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Nassau

Here’s a little Wordless Wednesday post of photos from our recent cruise ship stop in Nassau in the Bahamas. The sky this day was full of mystery making for some dramatic pics! More cruise ship photos and fun posts are coming!!! Read more…

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Disney’s The Jungle Book – MOVIE REVIEW

UPDATED: Wednesday April 13th to include my movie review at the bottom of this post after the movie description. Okay, be honest, when you saw the original “Jungle Book” cartoon, you kinda wished you were Mowgli living with the animals in the jungle, right ? Or was that just me? Well, maybe not Mowgli sitting […] Read more…

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Wordless Wednesday

Well, almost wordless. Here are a few pics of life around here this past week. Of course, they focus on my favorite things – Grandsons, Bubba and Food!! Read more…

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Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter and a beautiful Spring day with family and friends! Holidays make me wish I was closer to all of my family and friends, but I am grateful for the ones I will spend time (eating & visiting) with today. I will definitely be trying to not eat too much […] Read more…

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My Morning Ritual of Meditation

Recently, Martha Stewart re-posted a link from Pop Sugar Moms on Facebook about Good Morning Habits. I found it very interesting that some items seemed focused on “active” morning people and some on calm and “languid” morning people. I shared that my mornings begin calmly and my ritual includes these steps: meditate “sit” and enjoy a […] Read more…

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Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who brings his own unique vision to the spectacular world Tim Burton created on screen in […] Read more…

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EPCOT

Happy time change day!! Hope getting up today hasn’t been too rough on anyone. A little bit tougher here as it’s (finally) raining and the sound of the drops hitting our rooftop always make me calmer and a bit drowsy. Not complaining though as I love that we’re finally getting a much needed soaking and hope it continues […] Read more…

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A Visit from Hedwig?

(this post is written by Pops) On Friday night, Lita and I were having a quiet evening at home when, unexpectedly, an owl (which, for sure, had a prior life as a kamikaze pilot) came down our chimney, through the fire, over our fireplace screen and began flying around our living room. From experience, I […] Read more…

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The Bubbster

It’s 2016 and here he is still doing well. If you have a Frenchie then you know about all the issues that can arise (out of nowhere) with these little ones. Today I just thought I’d post a few very recent pics of Bubba – a little Friday fun! Here he is in his morning […] Read more…

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Happy New Year!!

WOW 2016 is here!!! It seems like forever since I’ve gotten on this blog – sorry about that! I hope all of you are following along on Facebook, Instagram and now Snapchat (litasworldjen) as I definitely post there much more often. There’s just never enough time!! Ugh…okay, New Year’s Resolution #1 – stop saying “I don’t […] Read more…

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Halloween Prep in Los Gatos

Our town is getting their “HALLOWEEN” on!! I’m so excited…it’s so much fun here and I’m so thrilled to live in an town that gets into the fun of it! Here are some photos I’ve been snapping on our morning walks!! And now for the cutest pic: HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!!!   Read more…

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Good Morning from SF

Just returning from a quick 3-day cruise from Vancouver back to San Francisco and this is my view as I wait to disembark. Not sure I’m ready to return to work tomorrow, but so happy to have enjoyed this fun little getaway!! Happy Tuesday! Read more…

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Evening Stroll in Vancouver

It was a glorious evening here in Vancouver last night. They say the weather will change in the next few days, so our timing couldn’t have been better! Here are a few shots around Canada Place and the waterfront.      Of course, we needed a little “sustenance” in our evening.    We’ll be strolling […] Read more…

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Vegan Vancouver

Just another quick phone post during our way-too-brief stay here in Vancouver before our cruise. I love this city for so many reasons – one being the amazing variety of food. On all our trips here, we’ve never eaten at the same place twice and always had delicious food!! Tonight, as we were just roaming […] Read more…

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End of Summer Fun

Pops and I were lucky enough to have a few days with the monkeys over Labor Day weekend. Here at some shots of the fun we had visiting Tiburon, Angel Island and Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (Posting from my phone – trying to get used to it since I always have it with me!!) We […] Read more…

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Malibu Day 1 – 2015

We took the monkeys on a road trip for a few days of fun in Malibu in Southern California!!  Of course, all road trips have their tasty snack-attack stops as seen above! We arrive at Paradise Cove to stay with our great friend Sam who is house-sitting our friend Gary’s house – and OH what […] Read more…

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Hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains

What a gorgeous day for hiking in the Santa Cruz Mountains near Land of Medicine Buddha! (P.S. I’m attempting to create this post solely from my phone!!)       Happy 4th of July weekend everyone!! Be safe! Read more…

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