New Year’s Resolutions and How I Reach My Goals

New Year’s Resolutions and How I Reach My Goals

Many people around the world set goals at the beginning of the year it is fun and makes it feel like you are being proactive. Some are fulfilled and many many many more are not. I've read a lot about how to set and achieve goals, and I want to share what I've learned here so you can get what you want. Formulate a specific set of goals: Your goal should be as specific as possible, expressed in a way…

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The Joys of Planning Ahead

The Joys of Planning Ahead

My ten tips to have a stress free dinner party. Planning is your best ally. Make a list of the menu and a grocery list at the same time. Set up your table the day before, if possible. Plan to buy your candles and napkins in advance. Is your tablecloth clean? A little music perhaps? And think about a little bathroom cleaning before your guests arrives. Do your guests have allergies or intolerances? Is one of your guests celebrating something…

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♡ My Top 5 Little Winter Pleasures ♡

♡ My Top 5 Little Winter Pleasures ♡

Hey hey hey, how are you doing today?! Today I'm doing a lot better. I think that it was due to the cold and ache yesterday. I'm early today! It was really cold this morning – winter is in full force out there. And before it showed up I wanted to tell you a little secret about winter… you know this cold season that we have to face every year! Some people can't stand it because it's dark at 5PM….

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I Detest the Cold

I Detest the Cold

I already had a hard time with autumn this year, as I told you a while back, but then winter … It's the worst season of all, I think! There are all these annoying little things that make me hate this season… Dry hands. Even with 3 tons of extra moisturizing cream, my hands are still hurting tonight. The snot that plagues your nose as soon as you go out. You know what I mean, when you're inside everything is…

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Of Will and Would

Of Will and Would

The difference between will and would is that will describes something that is likely and would is something more hypothetical or imaginary. It works the same on conditionals as in other phrases: I'll make some supper; I'm hungry. but I'm not hungry. If I went to the bakery; I would buy a cake. I wouldn't buy a cake. If we speak of something in the past that would have happened we are speaking of a past participle which is used…

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Our Kitchen Smells Like Pumpkin Pie

Our Kitchen Smells Like Pumpkin Pie

Welcome back! Today I wanted to share a little info on how pumpkin pie is done in our home. This is a very typical desert for us during the winter. Pumpkin pie is a winter tradition for my family. We love them because they are simple to make, and delicious. The only part is preparing the pumpkin. First you need to get a sweet pumpkin. Here we wither buy them from the grocery store or get them from relatives. My…

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We Invented the “Pastry” Birthday Party

We Invented the “Pastry” Birthday Party

As you know my daughter has decided that she loves to cook. SO it was obvious when her birthday came around she would want to help make the cake. What I didn't anticipate was a "pastry" birthday party. While I was surprised when she brought up the idea it was a nice cooking challenge for my daughter's birthday! Who will be crowned the best pastry chef? Still I was a little leery of having a dozen little girls running around…

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How To Make A Delicious Banana Bread

How To Make A Delicious Banana Bread

My daughter has been spreading her wings in the kitchen, mainly focusing on deserts. At her age it is all new and exciting and I am someone who will help get rid of the mistakes as well as the successes. We have bonded a lot lately. Here's a banana bread recipe from her friend's family. Served with lunch, as a dessert or, like the English, with a cup of tea, topped with butter or jam, it is delicious. It is…

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We All Have Them

We All Have Them

Okay, I will rephrase that, we almost all have complexes. You know that thing you hate above all else, that you want to hide, that shames you, and that you make an effort to have fixed. We all have at least one. In some of us it is more important than in others. Sometimes it's a big nose, sometimes it's our thighs, a small chest (previously this was me, among other things), ears or even feet. In fact you can…

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Recipes for Summer: Or How To Make Life Easier

Recipes for Summer: Or How To Make Life Easier

When you're a mother, you end up taking so many tasks just to get to the millions of other things you need to do done; feeding our family, doing laundry, cleaning, shopping, spending quality time with our children, organizing parties, etc. And when you work through it all, you have no choice but to organize. Thank goodness for summer recipes. They are fun, fast, and satisfying. Today I am going to give you one of the tips I developed for…

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