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Smoothies and Shakes

“Did you quit your blog already?” I was asked. Well…no.  I was all gung-ho about it, and then some things happened in my life that made me put it on the back burner.  Also, I was not in the mood to create or compose. But I’m back!  And I’ve got things to post! First of all, I have been getting questions about the smoothies and shakes I make.  I do not depend on them on a daily basis, but if I need something quick and easy, they are usually my go to.  And right now, they are a good excuse […]

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Happy Sister-Cousin Day!!!

Say what?? Yes, today, March 3, is Sister-Cousin Day. Brief back sorry. My sister and I are half-sisters and second-cousins. (Before you start thinking what you’re thinking, my dad and her dad are first-cousins. No inbreeding). Ok, there’s the “Sister-Cousin” part covered. Now for the “Day.” A few years ago, after Mother’s Day, my non-child having sister came to me bummed out that she didn’t have a day. Her then boyfriend (now hubby) has twin daughters and that’s about as close she is coming to being a mom. Anyhoo, she was sad because she didn’t have a “day.” So she […]

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Crafty Stuff, General

Scrap Room to Scrap/Guest Room Transformation

That’s right, you read that correctly.  I have my scrapbook stuff in my guest bedroom.  Actually the guest bed is in my scrapbook room. When Hubby and I were house shopping (6ish years ago), one of the stipulations was that I got to have a room just for my scrapbooking stuff. I have been scrapbooking since I was 15 years old (10 years at this point) and had always had to keep my stuff in my travel bag or tucked in a corner of my 12×10 bedroom at my parents house.  Oh, how grand it would be to have a […]

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Happy Day after Valentine’s Day

…Happy Valentine’s day… Those words have not voluntarily left my lips in probably more than 13 years.  I’ve said it, but only when it was said to me and I did not want to be rude and say “Valentine’s Day is stupid.” Even in the past 10 Valentine’s Days since I have been with my husband, I have not received a Valentine’s Day gift.  When I first started dating my husband (a few months before Feb14), I told him that he didn’t need to get me anything for Valentine’s Day.  I explained to him my thoughts on the Hallmark holiday […]

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Christmas RECAP – Food Edition

Alright, last week I recapped my crafts from this past Christmas.  This week is…food!!! I love food, but I am no chef or professional baker.  And to be truthful, we kept the food list on the smaller side this year. As I’ve probably mentioned before, (and will probably more and more) my parents had to move to Maryland a few years ago.  So every year for Christmas, they come down and stay with us.  Normally, they are able to come a few days before Christmas Eve and we all have stuff that we prep.  However, this year, they weren’t able […]

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General, Mommy Stuff

I think…(that’s a lie, I know) I have the cutest kid in the whole entire world!

I know I know, every mom thinks (knows) they have the cutest kid in the world.  And they do.  But I just have to share a snippet of why I think (know) my kid is the cutest. Ayden is 2 years, 2 months, and 13 days old.  There are some days where he is definitely a TWO-YEAR-OLD!  But mostly, he’s just cute with a touch of the TWOs.  He’s been talking for quite some time, but I am just in awe at how much clearer it is getting.  I am also amazed at how much he understands.  I used to […]

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General, Health/Fitness Stuff

Introduction to “Trim Tuesdays”

Ok, so I am sure you’ve heard of Transformation Tuesdays and I have participated in those on the social media networks. Well we are planning a trip to the Keys this summer and I would like to trim up by then.  I really only have 10 pounds til my goal (and honestly, I don’t know if I’ll ever get down to my goal weight) and I am sort of ok with that.  But I am not ok with how things still jiggle (that shouldn’t be jiggling).  And since I will be going to the Keys and probably be spending a […]

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General, Health/Fitness Stuff

Woohoo, something healthy(ish)

In an effort to try to clean up my eating a little bit, I decided to take the plunge and try to make those egg “muffin” thingies I see all over Facebook and Pinterest.  Now I have made some in the past, but they were mini ones with just egg and cheese for my tiny tot.  He ate some that day, but not any of the reheated leftovers, so I haven’t made any more since then. But I eat leftovers so I made some for me.  And if he eats any of that…bonus!!! I saw a friend post her bacon […]

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Crafty Stuff, General, Health/Fitness Stuff, Mommy Stuff

Christmas Recap – Crafty Edition

Above, you will see a LOT of pictures of all things crafty from this past Christmas. When Ayden was born (November 2011), I did not go back to work.  Berkley and I were bringing in about the same income so that means we cut our income in half!  By Christmas 2012, I was trying to see if I could decrease our Christmas gift spending without sacrificing gifts.  (Yes, I know that Christmas isn’t all about the gifts, but I think part of what I gained from this experience helped to look at gift giving differently).  So, I decided to make […]

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