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Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler

Slow-Cooker Utterly Delicious Apple Cobbler

Okay, so this slow cooker apple cobbler is a little more involved. Takes about 30 minutes prep. time (most of that is peeling & cutting up apples), but it’s so worth it. And as an added bonus, it will make your home smell fabulous. Serves 8 – 10. Costs less than $10. To make slow-cooker …

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A View Of My Writing Space

My writing space is my favorite room in the house. I made sure I decorated it so I loved it because I spend 8+ hours a day in it. Some of the time is writing fiction, the rest is doing my day job. If this room were a person, it’d be my best friend. Really, …

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Why Persistence Matters

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never ~ in nothing great or small, large or petty ~ never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”~ Winston Churchill Persistence is the difference between success and failure One of …

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Passion ~ Nicety Or Necessity?

In his stunning book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell states researchers have come to the conclusion that in order to truly have expertise in a certain area, you need to spend 10,000 hours at it.  I’d argue that passion is a necessity to succeed at your dream and what you envision for your life. If you’re going …

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Need Permission To Follow Your Dream?

  “You wanna fly, you got to give up the sh*t that weighs you down.” ~ Toni Morrison I always thought I was in need of permission to follow my dream. Specifically, someone else’s permission. It didn’t occur to me that wanting it for my life was reason enough to pursue it. I kept getting …

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Beware Of Your Own Voice In Your Head

This one goes along with a post I did a few weeks back about being careful which people you choose to listen to (find it HERE). But this one’s about possibly your worst critic: your own self and how to combat that negative voice in your head. Anne Lamott, in her fabulous book Bird by Bird, …

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Slow Cooker Blueberry Bread

Slow-Cooker Blueberry Breakfast Bread

Want something yummy to serve for breakfast? Got 10 minutes & a slow-cooker? Here’s a recipe for slow-cooker blueberry breakfast bread that, so far, everyone has liked. Serves 8 – 10. Costs less than $10. To make slow-cooker blueberry bread, you’ll need: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 …

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Be Careful Who You Listen To

My husband & I did this exercise once at a motivational seminar: He stood directly in front of me, telling me: you’re capable, you’re intelligent, you’re driven, you’ll succeed. Two other people from the seminar stood on either side of him saying things like: you’re going to fail, it’s too hard, you’ll never make it, you don’t …

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Self-Doubt ~ Worst Enemy to Creativity

Sylvia Plath: “And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise.  The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” Sometimes self-doubt comes in fast & hard: the first rejection, maybe, and you’re wondering if you should even try to be a …

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