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Holding On To Summer {Recipe: Sinful Lemon Cake}

Summer is slipping away. The funny thing is, as much as I love summer, as soon as the kids start back to school I am more than ready for autumn to make its presence known. The crispness in the air, the colorful hues adorning the trees, football and pumpkin…all are my cue that summer is […]

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Best Friends Forever

Let’s talk friendship, shall we? I don’t have a best friend. I’ve always been one of those girls to have a lot of good friends but as an adult, not a best girl friend. You know, that one friend you can call up and she’ll drop everything and be there in minutes with chocolate ice […]

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Project 365 2012 – July through Now

July 1st: Crabby girl I know I know… I’m horrible at keeping up with Project 365. Normally it’s this time of year that I stop uploading and sharing and give up. I never quit taking photos every day but if you’ll look at my past few years attempts, this is the time when I usually […]

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The Happiness Report #16 – Randomness Edition

Happy weekend, friends! What better time to share a happiness report than the beginning of a weekend. I’m sure there will be lots more happiness happening over the weekend, but for now, here is what’s making me happy lately… The older three kids all got started off to school without a hitch. I was the […]

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2 New Weight Watchers Dessert Recipes

I’ve been working with Weight Watchers on testing some of their newest dessert recipes which utilize some of their pre-packaged Weight Watchers sweet baked goods. Since I’ve been running and losing weight but still have a massive sweet tooth, having desserts that don’t tip the scale in the wrong direction is an important focus of […]

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Profile of a Kansas Pork Farmer {Recipe: Pork Chop and Cajun Sausage Picante}

Farmers are hard working folks. One of the benefits of living in “the heartland” is getting the opportunity to really know and understand how difficult the job of farming can be. I’m married to a man who grew up on a farm, and can tell you that every farmer I know has the most incredible […]

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How Can She Possibly…?

How can she possibly be ready? I woke up at midnight with a tightness in my chest, grasping for breath. In the dark of the night, it felt like the walls were closing in on me. It was then I realized my pillow was wet and tear soaked. As a mom who has stayed home […]

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A Wild Mountain Blueberry Shot of Coffee

Did you read my post from yesterday about comfort? Well, combine a morning in that gorgeous robe and the fluffy slippers with a cup of Wild Mountain Blueberry Green Mountain coffee and you’ve described my favorite form of comfort. Wrapped in comfort and indulging in a rich, aromatic mug of coffee… it’s moments like this […]

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Back to School Comfort Giveaway

OK parents… it’s back to school time and I know some of you are celebrating. I happen to be a little weepy. Leah starts preschool this year, Ella will be in 1st grade full time (Kindergarten was just half days), Kelly is headed into 3rd grade, and Jacob is beginning his last year of elementary […]

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5 Things I Like About the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone & A Giveaway! CLOSED

This giveaway is now closed. The winner, chosen by Random.org, is Tammy Northrup. Congrats, Tammy, and thanks to all who entered! Over the past few weeks you’ve read about my experiences with the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone. Now, you get the opportunity to enter to win one as well! You may be wondering what some […]

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