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uh... what happen to the HUDDLE section...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

ok I admit that I've been MIA for a while - but uh did they they do away with the HUDDLE section??


I kind of liked it for easy check in and easy SP points for the day.

There's several other things missing too. :-(

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MISS_VIV 7/27/2014 10:34PM

    Yes, a lot of recent changes in the site.
One of them being the HUDDLE... Go to your START PAGE... You will find a lot of interesting stuff there. Huddles are actually now called posting on the wall. You can go to the team page and see it there. I hope I am not confusing you. It takes time finding your way around now. but it SHOULD GET EASIER.

NO place to make a link... but START here....


Comment edited on: 7/27/2014 10:36:24 PM

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Made it to West Virginia!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Just wanted to let everyone know that Chris/hubby & I finally made it to West Virginia, to start our new adventures TOGETHER on our little 'fixer upper' hobby farm. This has been a long time coming as some you well know, Chris & I have been living apart for last 15 months. Since 2012 we have had many cross country trips to take initial possesion of the farm, then move my parents to the farm, then to move contents from our Sierra foothill cabin in 2013 once it sold. This years self-move with the sale of the Sacramento house required two 26-foot Penske truck rentals and associated drives across the USA.

We hope to be 60% unpacked by end of august; as we try to juggle a variety of farm "to-dos" like cleaning out and repairing fences, 3 sheds, a barn, a large chicken coop; rehabbing our spring box (our H2o is from a spring vs well), improving 2 other home sites on the property & hopefully getting solar power system up and running before winter.

I know that I've been a missing in action leader for SacSparkles. Now that I no longer live in Sacramento I'm hoping that someone will reconsider the situation and step up to be the new SacSparkles team leader. Please let me know if you'd like to try.


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AJDOVER1 7/27/2014 6:37PM

    Congratulations on making it happen!
Best wishes to you in your continued journey.

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DEEGIRL50 7/27/2014 9:12AM

    emoticon on making your dream come true!

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getting closer to selling Sacramento house

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Well the 4th offer on our house has survived negotiations (3 counter offers and an addendum to help spell things out). Unfortunately the buyer's funding is FHA, which is notorious for very low appraisals and inspections that can sometimes be overly picky -and result in deal breakers. In addition buyer needs us to provide 2% of the agreed house price; 100% of owners title insurance, 100% city/county transfer taxes, $525 towards 1 year home warranty plan. As we head into escrow hubby and I hope we can make it to closing, so are trying to stay positive. We would hate for this contract to fall out of escrow.

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AJDOVER1 4/8/2014 8:54PM

    I wish you the best that everything comes together. It's so hard when so much is out of your hands.

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MISS_VIV 4/8/2014 1:02PM

    Smiles and best wishes.

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Veggie DIP-AHOLIC needs help!!!

Friday, April 04, 2014

I'm one of those people that loves to have something to dip my raw veggies (carrots, celery, bell peppers, zucchini...) into. You know, sour cream-mayo-spicy goodness is just so hard to give up or replace.

This week I'm dipping my veggies in a concoction of plain greek yogurt, almond milk and ranch dressing seasoning..... It's not disgusting, but I'll sure be glad when I finish it this week.

Sooooooooooooooooooo, I'm reaching out to the Sparkdom for help!


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MIMULUSBUG 4/8/2014 12:27PM

    great suggestions! I do like hummus and have always meant to try tahini. Thanks.

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AJDOVER1 4/5/2014 2:14PM

    I use tahini sauce (from Trader Joe's) as the basis for salad dressing -- it'll work for dips, too.

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TADZIO 4/4/2014 11:29AM

    hummus sounds like a great substitute.

I know what you mean though about the dips --- sometimes --- I think I'm after the "extra" -- dips, topping etc --- than the item I'm covering!

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MISS_VIV 4/4/2014 11:12AM

    HUMMUS..............GO HUMMUS.................
So easy to make with a can of garbanzo or black beans.

Check out the SPARK RECIPE BOOK.....OR you can find recipe on MY recipe book.
Lots of good ideas there.

can't ADD A LINK.........but here is where to start.....http://recipes.sparkpeopl

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Join Sac Area Spark Friends 1pm Friday at Garcias in Carmichael

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

If you are a Saramento area sparker please join me and other Sparkers this Friday/March 28th 1pm for a late lunch , at Garcias in Carmichael:

6049 Madison Ave, Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 344-3177

Please let other area Sparkers know and RSVP to this message, so others can see who will be coming and to give me a count of how many seats I need to reserve/make space for.

Hope to see you Friday at Garcias!

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MIMULUSBUG 3/31/2014 2:20PM

    Well three of us (GetDone, Miss_Viv & Mimulusbug) got together this Friday at Garcias and totally enjoyed reconnecting and catching up with each other. I hope to have another get together in April (after taxes are due) so stay tuned and send suggestions of places to meet up.

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MIMULUSBUG 3/27/2014 4:29PM

Looking forward to seeing you. MariaB gets off from work at 1:30 so she intends to meet us after work. So right now the late lunch count at Garcia's is 3.

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MISS_VIV 3/26/2014 1:46PM

    ok - Friday it is.
see you there.


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