Happiness Report #19 – Happiness Hodgepodge

Halloween 2012

Happy November! I feel like I say this with each passing month, but November already? Really? Raise your hand if you think that seems impossible! My heart has been heavy this week as I think of you all on the East Coast who have gone through so much. The pictures, stories, accounts… they all seem…

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Family Meetings and Encouraging Words

Encouraging Card Hallmark

We sit down and have a family meeting on Sunday evenings. It’s a way for our family of 6 to make sure we are all on the same page for the upcoming week, celebrate accomplishments from the prior week, and more. We assign chores, distribute allowance, plan our weekly menu and share our goals for…

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Fantasy Versus Reality {Recipe: Peaches & Cream Frozen Cocktail}

Peaches-Cream-Frozen-Cocktail

I woke up with an itch… the road trip itch. I nudged my husband. “Let’s get out of town… go someplace for the day.” It’d be a happy day, full of picture taking, shopping for props at antique stores, prancing through fields while notes from The Sound of Music filled the air. We all pile…

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Connect Through Reading – Prayers and Lies by Sherri Wood Emmons

prayers lies

As part of my commitment in 2012 to “connect through reading” this is a review of the most recent book I have read. Be sure to check out previous reviews HERE and to connect with me on Goodreads.  Prayers and Lies by Sherri Wood Emmons was a book I picked up while on vacation in…

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Multi-Generational Parenting {Recipe: Mike’s Favorite Waffles}

The Very Best Fluffy Waffle Recipe

Pin It My oldest brother, Mike, is 22 years older than me. I’ve never thought a whole lot about that, until recently. He was married by the time I was born and began his own family just a few years after my birth. Sure, it was kind of odd growing up with a nephew just…

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