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It’s Easter. As a Christian Easter is a time of remembrance and renewal. Forget the bunny (although we enjoy that part of the celebration) bring on the palm leaves, lilies, and overwhelming feeling of gratitude for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We tend to overindulge our tot. Shocking, I…

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I often contemplate allowing my dye covered naturally gray hair to grow out in all it’s silver glory. But then, just as I think I may have come to terms with my premature old-lady-ness, I catch a glimpse of the shimmering strands in my 1/2 inch roots.  Such sights incite…

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OK. I suck. Really I do. I haven’t spent time with you guys in over a month. Not only have I been knee-deep in other writing assignments, but I’ve been CRAZY busy in our community, at our Church, and (naturally) raising our tot. So yeah, it’s been a hectic month,…

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Transparency. It is, after all, what you all want from me. You visit often, and read through the archives just to know me. And for that, I am so grateful. I love each of you so very much. But did you know… I sing. Quite well actually. And on any…

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2.5

It’s been just over six months since we left the comfort of our life in the capital city and moved to the country. Even though we’re smack dab in the middle of the town, our locale can still easily be defined as country. We’re surrounded by the simple and slow….

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Gluten Free Cookie Base

OK. We LOVE cookies. Love, love, love ‘em. But gluten free cookies from the market are FULL of preservatives, random, impossible to pronounce ingredients, and nearly twice the price of the leading gluten-filled brand. So I’ve gotten creative in my cookie baking. I’ve tried dozens of recipes, but truth be…

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I must say, as often as I’ve heard it, I’m still taken aback when other mom’s question their ability to be an at-home parent. Heck, even dads are guilty of the “how do you do it”, and “I could never…” lines. And though I still don’t have any good, off…

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Almond Butter

It wasn’t until we got home from Church this morning that I remembered we were out of a critical pantry staple- peanut butter. We literally go through a family sized jar each week. Outside of dairy products, peanut butter is by far one of my gluten free tots most preferred…

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Remember when you could let the kids out of the house without worrying some whack-job would be lingering around the corner watching your kids every move? Yeah, I can’t either. I was the last generation without a care. The last generation to bike ride miles from home. The last to…

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Red, White and Blue Chicken

Because you can never have enough quick chicken recipes in your stash. This weeknight go-to recipe is a fast, nutritious version of the classic Chicken Parmesan. Swap a few ingredients here and there and you’ll have yourself a new favorite to add to your weekly rotation. RED, WHITE and BLUE…

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Do you remember what you wanted to be when you were little? I know we were asked twice a year, at the beginning and end of the school year, what we wanted to be when we were older. And, like most kids, my answers changed quite often. I could never…

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Is it possible to be too honest, or is honesty always the best policy? I ask because I am, as noted, nice. I’m a “tell ya what’cha wanna hear” kind of gal. I’ll butter you up and stroke your ego better than anyone you’ll ever meet. Fake? Not hardly. I’m just genuinely…

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I’m not big on resolutions- mainly because I NEVER follow through on them. And they’re always so predictable. Not too many people come up with original resolutions, perhaps because we humans share so many flaws. But this year I vow to be different, not in what I desire to change,…

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Have you ever given thought to what people think of you? Not the vain, trivial questions, but the real truth of how those you’re around remember you when you walk out of a room. Sure, I’d like to think I’m remembered as intelligent, helpful, joyful, or faithful, but I hope…

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Admittedly I’m in a bit of a funk these days. My normal obsessive compulsive, overachieving self has been replaced by one that just doesn’t care. And no, it’s not a case of the winter blues. It’s more like a case of “does it matter”. Does it matter if a load…

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Where do you draw the line when it comes to holiday gifts? Are you an “anything goes” or an “if it’s on sale I’ll get it” kind of gifter? I’m reminded of a holiday when my brother and I were small. There wasn’t a lot of money to go around,…

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Ok. I know, I know. It’s been 9 days. And no, I didn’t fall off the face of the planet, but thanks for asking. November is cray-cray, right? With seemingly 500 birthday’s to keep track of, Thanksgiving prep, and Christmas shopping this little lady has been one busy bee. But…

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And in that moment, my life changed forever. For quite some time now a few fellow bloggers have been encouraging me to share my sons birth story. But I’ve hesitated. I’ve hesitated simply because I never felt as if I had to justify the strong feelings I have for my…

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10.31

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, PEEPS! So, it’s Halloween. And I’m exhausted. I’m quite literally holding on by threads lately. But I’m forever blessed to have the love and support of our family, and new friends as the hubs finishes a HUGE work project. And knowing how much my husband loves his work,…

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10.29

Fall. It’s more than the comfort I find in layers, the spice of my favorite latte, or the smell of baked goods in my home. Fall is the season I’m reborn. I emerge from the heat, the stickiness, the absolute misery of a southern summer as a new women. One…