We R Memory Keepers

I believe in memories

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on March 23, 2014

The 24th sketch challenge has been posted at the SCRAP & MUSIC challenge blog! Head over to the site to grab the sketch, which I’m proud to have designed, and play along. This sketch came with the song “Better together” by Jack Johnson. This is my final challenge with the Scrap & Music team. I […]

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I heart trying new recipes

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on May 4, 2013

I really love the process of reading through recipes, imagining the ingredients coming together to make flavors and textures and then choosing and making one. It’s quite gratifying for me to finish cooking something new. And I love hearing feedback from those I serve it to (usually just Matt, but on the day represented in […]


Me and my peeps

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on March 24, 2013

In 1973 when Phil and I were in Mom’s kindergarten class that she held in our basement (described in this post), we always made a big deal of the holidays. For Easter we all made our own bunny ears to wear, and then Mom captured our cuteness in this photo. Here’s what I love most […]


Trap-Neuter-Return gone awry

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 16, 2012

Alley Cat Allies launched National Feral Cat Day┬« on their 10th anniversary in 2001 to raise awareness about feral cats, promote Trap-Neuter-Return and recognize the millions of compassionate Americans who care for them. Feral cats are domestic cats (like pet cats), but they have had little or no contact with humans, and so they are […]


My first visit to Disneyland

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on June 30, 2012

My mom lived in California from the time she was seven until leaving to attend college in Ohio right after high school, but her parents lived there for the remainder of their lives. So, once Mom and Dad started having a family, they frequently traded visits between California and Ohio so Mom’s parents could spend […]