How a Gratitude Journal changed my life

Keeping a gratitude journal changed my life.  I know!  That sounds so dramatic.  But it’s the truth.  After a really rough year, I decided to make a New Year’s resolution to keep a gratitude journal. 2008 was a doozy for my little family of five.  We were self-employed in the construction business and the economy tanked. […]

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Out with the old, In with the NEW!

3-2-1!  Happy New Year!  The cheers, the kisses, the hugs, the excitement all come together at midnight, and now the expectation of a fabulous 2018 creep into our head  We start to think about what we want out of our year.  We decide to make New Year resolutions,….. or not.  We plan on being happier, […]

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Peppermint Scrub Recipe

peppermint scrub

Looking for an easy last minute gift idea for Christmas? You probably already have all the ingredients in your home. I am in love with homemade scrubs. They keep my skin feeling so silky smooth and hydrated during these cold winter months. And I love that they are natural and easy to make. Anyone on […]

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Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

Every year when Christmas rolls around, my kids start asking when I am going to make “Suga Nuts!”These are a Christmas tradition to make as neighbor gifts. They are really easy to make and they make the house smell like Christmas. It’s really as easy as putting a few ingredients in a bag, blast your […]

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How Self Doubt Slowed Me Down

There is this voice in my head that questions every action I take, thought that I have and thing that I say.  I’m an over-thinker.  I think and think, and then think some more.  Before I buy something, before I commit to something, before I leap into a project, I think of all the ways […]

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December Love Letter

Dear December, Thank You for the comfy cozy nights by the fire sipping hot chocolate.  Thank You for the nights under the stars in the hot tub after a day of sledding.  Thank You for Christmas music. I love wearing sweaters and scarves, and beanies and mittens.  I love fresh footprints in the snow.  I […]

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Banana Struessel Bread

I love Banana Bread! I love Streusel! I don’t know why I didn’t think of combining the two before, but now that I have, I can’t go back! This recipe is so moist and delicious with a flavorful crunch topping. My family always gets excited when they come home and smell this in the oven. […]

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Life After a Stillbirth

I went from excited to devastated within just an hours time.  I was just starting my third trimester, getting another ultrasound done, and we were told that my baby no longer had a heartbeat. Knowing that I would be delivering my gone baby (I don’t like the word dead) I anticipated it to be the […]

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