Halloween Through the Years

Halloween 2009

Happy Halloween, friends! Do you have a big night planned? Both boys have Halloween carnivals at school today, then we’re heading over to a friend’s house for dinner before trick-or-treating. Brooks, our five-year old is going to be a mummy. I’ve made his costume myself. It’s the first time either child has worn a DIY […]

The Perfect Truck

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There are some people who are so unique that no adjective seems adequate enough to describe them. They are such distinct individuals that a written description eludes me. My dad is a person such as this. His life was never easy. The youngest of four children, three boys and one girl, he was raised on […]

Stream of Consciousness #blogging #writing #SOCSaturday

Joining my friend, Jaime, for Stream of Consciousness Saturday where we write freely for 5-7 minutes. Here goes! I celebrated my 35th birthday this week. Closer to 40 every day now. Even though getting older isn’t all that exciting, it’s still neat to be the birthday girl. My friends, family, and co-workers were all so […]

Frontier Soups #momsmeet

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I absolutely love soups, stews, and chili in the fall. There’s something about coming in from the windy, crisp air and cooking steaming, savory soups. With that being said, however, I have a hard time finding soups I like other than those made in restaurants. I can make chili all day long, but soups often […]

34 in Year 34 #birthdaypost

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I got this birthday  post idea from my friend Jaime over at Love, Jaime. I turned 35 today, so in my post, I’m reflecting upon my year as a 34-year old and 34 things that happened to me during that time. It’s been an awesome day so far with many loving words from friends and […]

Let There be Fall

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All four seasons are dear to me, but there is something enchanting about fall. The crisp cold air and the howling wind. Leaves crunching under my feet and a rainbow of colors high in the trees. Apple cider and pumpkin spice coffee drinks. Perhaps fall is intriguing because it’s the gateway into the holidays. When […]

Vanilla Toffee Apple Dip

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With apples on my mind this month, I dug up one of my favorite recipes for homemade apple dip. When I was a kid, I loved dipping apple slices in caramel dip. Who am I kidding? I still love doing that. This vanilla toffee apple dip reminds me so much of that flavor, even though […]

4 Tips to Battle Bullying


Over the past decade, the word “bullying” has become a catch phrase for a variety of behaviors. From a single comment at the lunch table to years and years of torture from peers, both have been called “bullying”. I would think that any type of behavior that made a child feel inferior and scared could […]

These Shoes

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  Sometimes something as seemingly insignificant as a pair of shoes can symbolize so much to a person. In May of 2013, I bought these pink running shoes with the intention of getting in shape and making a change in the way I took care of my body. I think I used them once in […]