Christmas Cinema | Made-for-tv Christmas movies

November 19, 2019

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Okay, let’s be honest. Cinema may be a bit of an exaggeration when it comes to one of my favorite things about the holidays–made-for-tv Christmas movies. Yes, I’m talking Countdown to Christmas, Falalala Lifetime, Freeform (still likely known as ABC Family to most of us), UpTv. You name it, I watch it. And I start […]

Back that thang up…

May 23, 2018

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No, not that “thang.” The other “thang.” The unthinkable happened yesterday. I lost my phone! I’m not someone who is tied to their phone and I enjoy unplugging, however, losing it wasn’t part of the plan. I have insurance on my phone, so while it would be a pain to replace it, it’s something I […]

Building a Gallery Wall

January 24, 2018

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For the past several months, I’ve been collecting frames to build a gallery wall. I knew where I wanted it and what I wanted it to look like, but actually building it was another story. For one thing, I didn’t have the right combo of photos to fill the nine frame setup I envisioned. That […]

Welcoming Hartley Grace

August 22, 2017

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Just over three weeks ago, Hartley Grace entered our lives. I feel I should start off by noting that my labor and delivery experience is not the norm, so if you’re thinking about having children or even awaiting the birth of your first, please don’t let my story scare you away. That said, I had […]

Shoot and Share Photo Contest | 2017

March 29, 2017

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Like 9,999 other photographers, I entered photos into this year’s Shoot & Share Photo Contest. The contest is held each year and is based on peer voting. It’s nice because photos are uploaded into categories with each photographer allowed a maximum of 50 entries and then once voting begins, they are randomly grouped into grids […]

Foodie Friday: Strawberry Cupcakes

June 3, 2016

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The best part of picking fresh fruit is turning it into something delicious. I recently used a portion of the fresh strawberries I picked a few weeks ago at Chiles Orchard to make fresh strawberry cupcakes. They were delicious! I found a recipe for easy strawberry cake via Pinterest from a site called “Call Me PMC.” […]

When it rains, it pours…

June 1, 2016

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If you read my most recent Travel Tuesday post, then you know a few Sundays ago, my husband and I were in a car accident. Thankfully, no one was injured and it wasn’t our fault (please yield before making a left turn!), but what we thought was a fairly easy, yet expensive fix to my […]

Mother’s Day Musings

May 8, 2016

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Has anyone else noticed that people look at married, childless women a little weird on Mother’s Day? Like maybe there’s something wrong with them because they don’t have children? While yes, I am 30 and married, I don’t currently have children and I don’t currently wish I had children at this exact time. While I […]

Foodie Friday: Blue Mountain Brewery

May 6, 2016

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Maybe it’s because it has been raining for the past 11 days or maybe it’s because we just had our fence installed (more on that in a future blog post), but I’m dreaming of amazing outdoor spaces. One of my favorite belongs to Blue Mountain Brewery. Located on the Nelson 151, Blue Mountain was actually […]

Foodie Friday: Easy Chicken Taco Salad

April 29, 2016

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I love tacos and taco salads, but sometimes I just don’t feel like making them from scratch. It’s not that it’s hard, because it really isn’t, but more than it can be time consuming especially on a night when you get home from work late, your spouse is at a meeting and you don’t feel like […]