chicken noodle soup

The. Best. Chicken. Noodle. Soup. Ever. Period.

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  Ever had one of those days when you just want to curl up with some comfort food? Maybe your kid/spouse/boss/in-law/insert-someone-you-can’t-take-a-break-from is getting under your skin? Or a deadline is looming and you’re not even close to being done? Or maybe you’ve just about had it with everything and you need a little something warm to […]

Taking A Pause From Blogging

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  Well, this isn’t the way I’d envisioned the start to the New Year, but sometimes life throws you a curve ball and the best you can do is adjust your stance and swing for the fences. Something’s happened in my family that requires my attention, so I’ll be taking a break from blogging for […]

Happy Holidays To You!

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  Well, we’re nearly to the end of 2013. Many thanks for spending some of your time this year with me. It’s been such a pleasure for me to have you stop by, read my work, comment, connect, & offer your encouragement and support. I hope you’ll join me for some things coming up in […]

10 Things I’m Utterly Grateful For

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So it’s that lovely time of year again when Americans get to officially be thankful. If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving this week, from me & mine to you & yours: Have a safe & happy Thanksgiving! In the spirit of showing gratitude, here are just a few of the things I’m grateful for this year:   […]

Reader Challenge ~ I Dare You To Be Grateful

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You know it’s easy to be grateful & happy when things are going good. Really, anyone & everyone can do that. It’s a lot harder when it seems like everything is falling apart around you. Or maybe not even that drastic, maybe it’s just one little thing that manages to frustrate you, irritate you, or […]

My Favorite Writing Advice ~ Make A Writer’s Contract

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Favorite writing advice: “Make a Writer’s Contract.” (you can read the whole article here) Who said it: Aimee Bender, novelist & creative writing professor Why: A Writer’s Contract basically outlines what you will do with your writing on a daily/weekly basis (like write so many hours a day, just weekdays/weekends, fiction only, in the mornings/afternoons/evenings, […]

One Wild Life ~ Get A Pet

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Well, getting a pet when your family is allergy-challenged can be an ordeal. But we finally managed to find something that could live inside and wouldn’t make anyone cough, sneeze, get a rash, and the like. Meet Stella, a Robo Hamster that is just about the cutest thing ever. 5 reasons that you should get a […]

Salted Caramel Latte Love Potion*

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  This is delicious, delicious, delicious! Turned out better than I imagined. You could probably get someone to love you just by giving them this.* Yes, it really is that good! Prep. time: 25 minutes. Cost: Less than $10. Serves: 6 big mugs. You’ll need: 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup water 1 1/2 cups heavy […]