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I've been on hubpages since December 2009, you'll find my original account under plain ol' Christene. This is my new account by way of the Squidoo transfer. I first published there in February 2007.

For a while, these hubs (former lenses) will be a mess. I'm quite busy with work and school and family, but I will do my best to get them up to speed.

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  • The 2014 HGTV Dream Home

    The 2014 HGTV Dream Home

    2 years ago

    This was the 6th home that I've chronicled from beginning to end. HGTV ran late this year with the clues for the next Dream Home location. Last year we had our first clue by April 12. They finally made reference to...

  • Disney's Castaway Cay

    Disney's Castaway Cay

    2 years ago

    When you go on a Disney Cruise, depending on which one you select, you might get to spend a day (or two!) on a private island in the Bahamas called Castaway Cay. Originally 'Gorda Cay' the Walt Disney Company purchased...

  • A Disney Dream Cruise

    A Disney Dream Cruise

    2 years ago

    On February 21, 2013 I boarded the Disney Dream for a 3 night cruise with my husband and our 11 year old daughter. My husband had been on a (non-Disney) cruise before but my daughter and I had not. This was also my...

  • Monster High Pumpkin Carving Patterns

    Monster High Pumpkin Carving Patterns

    2 years ago

    Lurking for a way to make your pumpkins freaky-fab? What better way than with Monster High. The folks behind their Twitter account have unearthed some stencils on Cartoon Jr. that are to die for! I'll share those with...

  • The 2013 HGTV Dream Home

    The 2013 HGTV Dream Home

    2 years ago

    The first location clue for the next HGTV Dream Home was posted in their blog on April 12th, 2012. As with past dream homes, I kept you updated on the developments of the site, house, sweepstakes, and finally the...

  • A Family Budget

    A Family Budget

    2 years ago

    A family budget is a plan for the future based on an estimate of total income and probable monthly expenses and savings. A written plan, which can be revised when necessary, helps in figuring the budget. Using a...

  • Planning an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

    Planning an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

    2 years ago

    My daughter chose the theme of Alice in Wonderland for her 10th birthday party. Not the Disney animated version, but the 2010 Alice in Wonderland live action film from Disney and Tim Burton. And what a mad tea party it...

  • The 2012 HGTV Dream Home

    The 2012 HGTV Dream Home

    2 years ago

    The Dream Home 2012 Location is outside Salt Lake City, Utah! At River Meadows Ranch. The HGTV Dream Home is a modern, 4,000 sq. ft., western-style ranch home on 2 1/2 acres with the Provo river cutting through it's...

  • Shodu the Shih Tzu

    Shodu the Shih Tzu

    12 months ago

    This is my baby girl. Shodu was born April 15, 2000 in Detroit, Michigan. Her original given name was "Alice in Wonderland". Her mother's name was Emme, and her dad was Steven Tyler. No, I'm not making this up. It was...

  • The 2011 HGTV Dream Home

    The 2011 HGTV Dream Home

    2 years ago

    The HGTV Dream Home 2011 is located at Spruce Peak in Vermont's Stowe Mountain Resort. The 3,000 square-foot "ski in, ski out" mountain lodge with views of Mt. Mansfield includes three bedrooms, three and a half...

  • The 2010 HGTV Dream Home

    The 2010 HGTV Dream Home

    2 years ago

    This year's Dream Home is in Sandia Park, New Mexico along the Turquoise Trail between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. It's a fully furnished 3,900-square-foot contemporary Pueblo-style home worth nearly $2 million. There...

  • The Webkinz KinzStyle Outlet

    The Webkinz KinzStyle Outlet

    2 years ago

    Webkinz W Shop clothing has moved to the brand new KinzStyle Outlet. Ganz decided it was time to make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. They've organized the Outlet into separate categories: New,...

  • Where to Eat at Walt Disney World

    Where to Eat at Walt Disney World

    2 years ago

    I admit it. I'm a major Disney fan and I do believe Disney World is "The Happiest Place on Earth". Living in New England it's not that easy to just get up and go, but I have managed to get there 20 times in my 38 years...

  • Sudden Onset Juvenile Diabetes

    Sudden Onset Juvenile Diabetes

    17 months ago

    This is the story of a family's whirlwind of an experience with their 6 year old daughter's Sudden Onset Juvenile Diabetes. The mother, Deb, is the strongest, most amazing woman, and after everything she has been...

  • Smoking should be banned in ALL public places

    Smoking should be banned in ALL public places

    2 years ago

    Smoking should be banned in all public places. A smoker's (poor) choice should not affect the health of others. Secondhand smoke contains hundreds of toxic chemicals including arsenic ammonia, hydrogen cyanide,...

  • Pumpkin Carving

    Pumpkin Carving

    2 years ago

    I started carving pumpkins by myself when I was in middle school. I remember taking my time to get it just right and being so proud of my work. In 8th grade I entered a Jack-o-lantern contest at school and won!  One of...

  • The Fabulous Number 5

    The Fabulous Number 5

    2 years ago

      Have you heard of the Law of Fives? All things happen in Fives, or are divisible by or are multiples of Five, or are somehow directly or indirectly appropriate to Five. Do you doubt this theory? Read on ;) The...

  • Only Children

    Only Children

    2 years ago

    I'm an only child with an only child of my own by choice. When I close my eyes and imagine the perfect family size this is it. When I was in college I started a Yahoo Club (they were clubs back then) for onlies. That's...