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The Distance Game

The Distance Game

There are many ways we develop to manage being apart. And it is two fold. For those that are required to be away they have homesickness. For those that are missing their loved one heartache. As a society we have developed alternatives to managing the distance with our loved ones! When you're a million miles away, you have to be resourceful. My husband has to travel a lot for his work, though it has gotten less in resent years it…

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Zesty and Sweet

Zesty and Sweet

What is better than a nice pieces of deliciously tangy lemon cake? My daughter made one this weekend as part of a challenge for a Facebook group. And since I'm now addicted to her lemon cake, I can only appreciate her suggestion of baking another one! I'm one lucky momma!

They Aren’t the Love of My Life But They’re Close

They Aren’t the Love of My Life But They’re Close

I love my boobs! Funny I grant you but it is by no way an exaggeration. That's the reality, and I'm not afraid to say it: Yes I love my boobs! To tell you the truth, not long ago I saw a video that advocated a lot of self-confidence, the fact of taking full responsibility and dressing as we see fit. In the course of the video, she told us about her flat chest and how she wasn't ashamed of…

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My Story Was A History of Doubt

My Story Was A History of Doubt

I have always battled with self-esteem problems, it was more chronic when I was young. Growing up is hard and finding how to fit in has a lot of complicated facets that not everyone figures out right away. And if you don't have that head start it takes that much longer to learn that it is alright to be different. When I stopped worrying about what others thought of me and started taking myself seriously things got so much better….

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Have a Garden? Throw a Party!

Have a Garden? Throw a Party!

When the weather is nice it should be a law that you must take advantage of it! I mean you should get everyone outside for a garden party, seriously. You may have guessed that I love the country atmospheres under the warm sun! They are easy to arrange and with a few items you can make them elegant and quaint. For the dining area: lay out some planks over trestle desks then throw a large white tablecloths over it and…

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Setting A Cozy Table

Setting A Cozy Table

Friends, family, a crackling fire, warm blankets, soft armchairs, natural materials, candles everywhere, soft lights… to be together, to share a meal in a cozy and warm environment… enjoy the simple things in life with people we love, this is the recipe for happiness! I completely adore this way of living. When my sister-in-law asked me to create a theme for a get together I immediately thought of the nice contrast I could have between the unfinished wood and the…

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Wanna Know A Secret?

Wanna Know A Secret?

A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for almost anything. Don't believe me? Give it a try. Neurotransmitters called endorphins are released when you smile. Endorphins make us feel happier and less stressed. While the release of endorphins is increased, the stress hormone cortisol is reduced. Laughing expands the lungs, stretches the muscles in the body and stimulates homeostasis. A good laugh can be an effective way to release emotions. Smiling is an attractive expression,…

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Latitude Isn’t Everything

Latitude Isn’t Everything

Something occurred to me today: Why do two cities on the same latitude not necessarily have the same climate? Actually it was based on a comment that my daughter made when she got home from school today. Curious to learn the reason I took the chance to study something new (to me) instead of asking. For one it was something that I had never heard of before. I think that I just took it for granted that they would be…

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Stranded With A Flat Tire

Stranded With A Flat Tire

Hello Ladies! Have you ever had to change a tire? I have. Last Monday while driving down a particularly low traffic (unfortunately) road I found myself with a flat. And guess what? I took the chance to build up my courage and get my hands dirty rather than calling my husband. With my phone in one hand, I browsed sites that showed me how to change my tire. After an hour of downtime my Google search: "Change a tire" was…

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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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