Category Archive: Daily Life

Everyday happenings

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

We can never fully repay our mothers for everything they have done for us.  We know how special they are when we are little, but we probably don’t realize all they have truly given and sacrificed on our behalf until we are older with families of our own.  We know that we need to honor …

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The Good, the Bad, and the Pregnant

After 2.5 years of dating and 5.5 years of marriage, we are finally onto the next big step in our relationship, starting a family.  Already over halfway through, I am now 21 weeks pregnant.  I have been extremely blessed; my first trimester went very well.  I was a little tired and nauseated but nothing bad …

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100 Favorite Movies

After the post on Monday talking about films, comparing originals to their remakes, I’ve had readers inquiring as to what my favorite movies are.  Trying to narrow it down is like trying to pick an ultimate food, animal, or color.  I think for some people this may come easier than for others.  For me, it’s practically …

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Remake vs. Original, Which do You Prefer?

                        As a rule of thumb, most people agree that when it comes to the book versus the movie, the book is usually the winner, hands down.  It seems that characters are more alive and we can connect with them better through the written …

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Spring Cleaning Away the Stress and Reclaiming My Time

The weather is warming up, the sun is shining, and my spring cleaning is underway.  I wouldn’t consider myself to be one of those people that enjoys cleaning, I just like the way things feel after the job is done and clutter is cleared out.  I’m pretty good about keeping the house neat and organized, …

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Just Like Mom Used to Make

Growing up, I never realized how important food was to my family life.  Almost every great childhood memory and experience involves food in some way or another.  Whether we were getting ice cream after winning the big game; having a barbeque when it was too hot to cook in the house; eating a four-course meal …

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A Good Reminder for Creating and Sticking to Our Goals

So, how are you coming on those New Year’s resolutions?  It’s only the beginning of March, and honestly, I don’t even remember what mine were.  Having this depressing revelation the other day, I realized I need to be more deliberate about my goals.  I am pretty concrete when it comes to deciding them off the …

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How to Avoid Flat Chocolate Chip Cookies

As I meander along on this quest of finding my inner cook, I have been pleasantly surprised at the meals that I have been able to create.  However, a few days ago I encountered my first real disappointment. Trying to do a Good Deed To thank a neighbor for helping me out in a tough …

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Finding my Inner Cook

I never really thought of cooking as being “my thing.”  Stopping by a restaurant or picking up something to eat was far too easy and became our normal routine after working late and facing a long commute home.  After 5 years of marriage and only a handful of attempts at having dinner at the table, …

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How to Push Through and Prosper During the Changes of Life

At some point in our lives we all face major changes.  Some are good which we look forward to with great expectations and excitement such as weddings, the birth of a child, or a job promotion.  Some unfortunately hit us like a freight train, knocking us off our feet, the death of a loved one, …

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