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The First Cool Day of the Season Chili

We had our first really cool day of the season on Monday. It was in the high 60’s by the time dinner time came around and I was in the mood for my annual pot of “first cool day of the season” chili. Of course, I had no idea it was going to be that […]

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Kelly and Kelly Only

  Soon after Kindergarten started for Jacob, Kelly was walking around the house acting a little blue. When I asked her what was wrong she said, "You know… I am getting really tired of everything being about Jacob." With Jacob’s surgery, and Jacob playing baseball, and Jacob starting Kindergarten, she was right. Everything lately had […]

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These Aren’t Kansas City Style Ribs

  If you are from Kansas City, like I am, then you can attest to this. One can’t go anywhere in the city and talk about food without someone bringing up barbecue. The debate typically is who has the best? Is it KC Masterpiece, Arthur Bryants, Jack Stack, etc? My favorite Kansas City barbecue, by […]

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Sisters

  I love having little girls. Not that I don’t enjoy having a little boy as well, but little girls are special in their own way. I love dressing them up. I love watching them interact with each other… loving one minute, pulling hair or yelling at each other the next. Little girls are full […]

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Turn Your Head

  OK – here is the warning right up front. Those of you who turn your noses up at convienence foods, boxed mixes, full of preservatives and sugar packaged snack foods, etc. I am giving you the warning to skip this post all together. What you are about to see will most likely make you […]

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

I am sure many of you are familiar with Dale Carnegie’s best selling book How to Win Friends and Influence People. His book is one of those books that is a must read for business professionals. In this best selling book, Dale Carnegie lists six ways to make people like you. Those six things are: […]

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Unoriginal

  I am so unoriginal. I know that many of you out there are great creators of recipes. Yes – I throw things together and create some yummy meals, but when I do that I never write it down or would not be able to recreate exactly what I did to perfection. I have always […]

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We Made It!

The first day of Kindergarten came and went and we made it. Jacob walked into the school and together we walked all the way down the long hall to his classroom. He hung his backpack outside of his room and by the time I turned around he had walked right inside his room…without even saying […]

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Anticipation

  If it wasn’t completely obvious by my last post, I had myself all worked up about Kindergarten over the weekend.  In my mind, I had imagined every "worst case scenario" and had cried buckets of tears stressing about the "First Day of Kindergarten Event". I told myself to hold it together this morning…no matter […]

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Comfort Me

My baby starts Kindergarten tomorrow. At one point recently, I did not think that Kindergarten was going to be that big of deal. The school we go to still has half day Kindergarten, so I get my boy back every afternoon. As the time has neared, and as we have gone to the Kindergarten Round-Up […]

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