Opening New Doors

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Opening New DoorsMy baby is getting married in a few months and my daughter and son-in-law just bought a farm. The nest emptied and we're all doing great! I love my kids and grandkids... But I have been enjoying the empty nest...there I said it, don't judge me. I'm loving this season of my life. When my kids were younger, every article of ...

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Milk Shakes, a cheerleader and Slim-Fast


This is a story about pecan milk shakes, a cheerleader and Slim-Fast. I'm not sure what I was thinking, but jealousy and milkshakes do not make for a good combo. Life got busy.  I didn't have time to think about what I was eating, or at least that's what I tell myself. I gave up my daily walks and my line dancing.  I was too busy working ...

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Hometalk BlogLight! Me?

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I don't know how it happened but I'm so happy it did! I am in the Hometalk Bloglight! I still can’t believe it!  This is a huge honor and I am so thankful!   Hometalk is an awesome online community filled with talented people from professionals to DIYers and everyone in between.  It is the largest online home & garden ...

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Green Giant Surprise~My new DIY Finger Food

Green Giant Veggie Chips

I love a good surprise. I had never heard of them, but I jumped on the chance to try them. Green Giant Chips, made with real veggies and they taste great!  I love veggies and I love chips. I wasn't sure how they'd taste together, but I really like them. If I'm going to eat chips anyway, let them be made with veggies! I feel better about ...

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Must Love Dogs (on a personal level)


I was on the phone with my little sister and she said, let me read you something that I wrote.  Ok, I was thinking, she's a very entertaining writer.  She usually writes really funny stuff, not this time.  She had me crying...I'm talking that ugly crying that happens when you're really touched, well I was really touched.   I think Murphy had a ...

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Odds and Ends

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Odds and Ends, you know the stuff that doesn't really go with anything.  The left overs, but the still important stuff and even some funny stuff.   The coffee bags shipped out and everyone should have theirs by now. I got this email from Miss Mary: And while I send stuff out, stuff comes in: I won these over at It's So ...

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Did you know,

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I want to get to know you and I want you to get to know me. I have a girl dog and her name is Murphy. Which is confusing, to some people. It's kinda like a boy name. She's a labradoodle, that nobody wanted.  She hasn't always looked this gorgeous. These are my grandsons, and my son Justin helped them create a gingerbread train. I love to ...

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