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Friday, December 19, 2014

Staying Connected Through the Holidays with the Lowest Priced Unlimited Plans

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The last time I  saw most of my siblings was in June 2013 for our dad's funeral.  I hadn't seen most of them since 2006, when I was back home for our mom's funeral.  When my mom's cancer became terminal, my daughter's brain injury was fresh.  It was extremely difficult to travel with her.  We tried to talk as much as possible but at that time, we had cell phones with limited minutes and if you went over, it was expensive.  Since then, mobile plans have come a long way and Walmart offers the lowest priced unlimited plans that make it really easy to stay connected.


 
2006.  My dad with some of his grandkids at my mother's funeral.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Freedom to Be Spontaneous: 5 Must Haves for Women Returning to the Dating Game

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5 Must Haves for Women Returning to the Dating Game #TheMoodStrikes #AD


 I have been single for a very long time.  I have shied away from the dating game for a few reasons but the biggest reason has been that I haven't been ready.  I've said a few times that I want to date again but in reality, I just haven't been ready.  I have had so much on my plate that I just never felt I could give enough of myself to any relationship.  However... I am ready mentally and emotionally.  My daughter is older and I have more freedom to be spontaneous in my life! 

As I am getting in "single woman" mode, these are the five MUST HAVES for women returning to the dating game.  Especially us lovely foxes in our 30s and have motherhood under our belts! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mini No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Jar

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Mini No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Jar  #TastetheSeason #AD


I have been seriously craving cheesecake.  Not plain cheesecake but pumpkin cheesecake and peppermint cheesecake.  What can I say- 'tis the season! I was also thinking how cute it would be to make mini cheesecakes in mason jars and give as gifts to my neighbors. 

However, I have a wee bit of a problem.  I melted the lid of a Pyrex baking dish all over the inside of my oven.  ALL OVER IT.  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Food Blogger's Wishlist: Canon at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free


When I first began blogging, I used an old Canon Point and Shoot.  The camera did what it was supposed to do- take photos.  In the years since then, I started taking blogging much more seriously and a few years ago, I decided to take the leap and bought a Canon Rebel T2i (DSLR).  With a DSLR, you have greater control over the quality of your images.  You manually set the shutter speed, the aperture and with investing in lenses, your photography goes to a different level.  Quality photography is an important part of photography and with readers being visual, it's worth it to invest in a quality camera.  

Friday, December 12, 2014

Welcome 2015! Wait... what?



This past week I have been knocked down sick with bronchitis.  I haven't had bronchitis in years! Boooo! The worst part? This was supposed to be my last week at my job (well, Wednesday was to be my last day and have a four day weekend to play catch up at home) and then start my new job on Monday.  I had a ton of plans but none happened. Oh well, I guess if I am to get sick, this was the time but woe-is-me. 

I am really excited to start my new job on Monday! Everybody seems amazing.  I also will only work four days a week and that leaves me extra time to focus on my personal, professional and business goals.  I was so exhausted mentally, physically and emotionally to get done what I wanted to get done.  My intentions where there but my energy wasn't.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Life changes and better choices with V8 Protein

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I have some pretty exciting things in my life right now.  I start a new job on Monday that I am over the moon excited about.  I have been making some headway in regards to exercising, eating better, incorporating new V8 protein in my routine, my home and just my overall life.  I am really pleased where things are going personally and professionally. 
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