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Month: April 2014

Monday Morsels – April 7

Monday Morsels – April 7

I sometimes spend a little more time than necessary surfing the internet.  But hey – don’t we all?  I tend to think though, that it’s like I’ve been unleashed in a giant bookstore or library for hours at a time; what can’t I learn with […]

Letter to my Teenage Self

Letter to my Teenage Self

Dear Me, Really, the years have been happy ones. Look forward to that. And try to always look on the bright side, because that is the very thing that gets you through the bad times. You did a pretty good job of that anyway, but […]

In the Blink of an Eye

In the Blink of an Eye

With age, you start thinking. Becoming more introspective, I suppose. You have a life’s worth of experience and events, good and bad. Much more so than in your teens or twenties, you start looking over the decisions and the choices you’ve made, and wondering what […]

Hot Pink Smoothie & Thoughts on Aging Gracefully

Hot Pink Smoothie & Thoughts on Aging Gracefully

Before I threw it away, I was flipping through an old InStyle magazine, the one with Olivia Wilde on the cover, and as I always do, read about the photo shoot for the cover.  You know, what music was playing, what clothes were chosen, what […]

Why doesn’t the world notice just how freakin’ awesome I am?

Why doesn’t the world notice just how freakin’ awesome I am?

This past summer, I was present when a tragedy took place.  A young man died while I stood just a few feet away.  It shook me from a complacence to which lately, I’d become accustomed.  Tragedies do that you. Death does that to you. Next […]

The times they are a-Changin’… Explaining the Blog Name

The times they are a-Changin’… Explaining the Blog Name

Last year, I blogged about a subtle shift my life. A life where I was a homeschooling stay-at-home mom. Then, I only had a glimpse as to how it was about to change. Now, though, the blinders are off. My youngest is a senior in […]

Salty or Sweet?  Mixed-Up Chex Mix

Salty or Sweet? Mixed-Up Chex Mix

Living in Orlando, one of those uber market research cities, I was often invited to sit on a product testing panel. The kids were little, money was usually in short supply, and I would be paid up to $75 – really! – to spend a […]

Oatmeal Date-Nut Bars

Oatmeal Date-Nut Bars

  My dad’s mother was Scottish. My mom’s side is Irish. Therefore, I love oatmeal.  Oatmeal for breakfast, oatmeal in breads, cookies, crisps,  with sweet potatoes, etc…, etc…  – I’ll make it and I’ll eat it.  In fact, my daughter and I are guilty of […]

Jimmy Carter Peanut Butter Cake

Jimmy Carter Peanut Butter Cake

Basically, this cake confection is a Texas sheet cake with peanut butter between the frosting and the cake. It’s divine. It’s chocolately, not-too-sweet, but just sweet enough. And peanut buttery too.  And oh – about 4700 calories per piece….  Because one just can’t eat the […]

Donut Muffins

Donut Muffins

Like many foodies, I love the Food Network. Although it’s truly hard to pick just one show, one of my favorite shows was called The Best Thing I Ever Ate.   Each show centered around a favorite food theme. It could be bacon, breakfast foods, […]