Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

| Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches | When my siblings and I were all still living at home, my mom would buy Oreo Cookies - but only once every month or so. She wasn't big on having sweets in the house and now that I am a parent I appreciate this - but not so much so...

The Day Amanda Died

The Day Amanda Died

The Day Amanda Died | The O'Brien women: Sarah, Marlene and Amanda | Behind every strong person is a story that gave them no choice. September 24th, 2021 "She looks beautiful" my niece said. I glanced at my unconscious sister whose almost black hair contrasted starkly...

Amanda O’Brien Obituary

Amanda O’Brien Obituary

Amanda O'Brien Obituary | Amanda and her daughter, Devon | It has been a month since Amanda died and I feel physically sick with grief. The week that I knew she was going to die, I got an EKG. My chest hurt so bad. The doctor said my heart was fine for something that...

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Slime

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Slime

With Halloween around the corner, I wanted to share a recipe for the coolest glow-in-the-dark slime. Instead of adding glow-in-the-dark paint to the basic recipe, I wanted to add glow in the dark objects to clear slime to see what would happen. I found candy skulls...

And then there is Amanda

And then there is Amanda

| Amanda O'Brien | Even though it has been 10 days since my sister died, the scent of burnt sage still lingers in my nose. I would have imagined by now that it would have dissipated, but every time I inhale I get a whiff of smoke. It’s smoke mixed with other things,...

DIY Paper Weight

DIY Paper Weight

DIY Paper Weight I'm super excited to show you my latest project! This DIY paper weight was so easy to make and I could not be any happier with the results. I was in a local Connecticut store and saw some adorable paper weights (the colorful geometric pattern caught...

Best Perfumes for Summer

Best Perfumes for Summer

Best Perfumes for Summer My first introduction to fragrance began with my Grandmother, Gigi, she always smelled so Heavenly! Gigi wore only one perfume her entire life, Shalimar Eau de Parfum by Guerlain. It was her signature fragrance and when we would visit her, I...

Delicious 4th of July Dessert

Delicious 4th of July Dessert

Delicious 4th of July Dessert Hi friends! For many of us on the East Coast, the July 4th Holiday Weekend was rained out. Thankfully, we have glorious weather and the beach fireworks have been rescheduled for today, July 5th. Whatever your plans are, I hope that they...

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