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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Top 5 for Spring and Easter

This is one of my favorite times of the year.  Everywhere we go flowers and trees are blooming, the fashion industry is breaking out the bright, fresh colors, and the weather is warming up.  To help celebrate the season and blessed holiday, here are my top 5 picks. 1. Daily Bible All throughout the year, …

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Delicious Deviled Eggs (a.k.a. Angel Eggs); Part II

Following up from the previous post, comparing hard-boiled to baked eggs, today we are looking at the final details for creating delicious deviled eggs.  When I was little I referred to them as “angel eggs.”  I didn’t like the word “deviled” and couldn’t comprehend how something so wonderful could have such a horrid name.  Generating joy and laughter from …

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Hard-Boiled Versus Baked Eggs: Part I

If you’ve visited this page before, there is one huge difference that is changing my life with boiled eggs – start with boiling water! This completely changes the peeling. The eggs turn out gorgeous. Read on for details… I have recently heard several people mention that rather than hard-boiling eggs it is better to bake …

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Top 5 Picks for the Kitchen

As I continue on with my exploration of the culinary arts and finding my inner chef, I am thankful for all of the wonderful advancements in cooking technology.  This is a quick list of my top 5 picks to help out in the kitchen. 1. Electric Kettle You may find this one a little unusual, especially …

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(Almost) Authentic Cheese Enchiladas

Since we’ve moved to the East Coast, it’s been quite a challenge finding any great Mexican restaurants.   Some grocery stores don’t even carry tortillas.  Missing my family’s cooking, especially the enchiladas we had at gatherings, I decided to try my hand at the recipe my grandma and cousin perfected.   I have labeled these “almost” authentic since I …

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Top 5 Movies

Wednesday you got to see 100 of my favorite movies, but I reserved the best for today’s Top 5.  I have been wrestling with this all week.  Trying to settle on only 5 favorite movies is like being asked to single out your favorite family members.  There are so many that I love, it’s been …

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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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Top 5 Personal Favorites I’d have a Hard Time Living Without

Creamy Oil, Brow Color, Chewing Gum, Legacy Perfume, and Lip Balm This week’s Top 5 is comprised of those wonderful items I wouldn’t want to live without.  Here are my personal favorites I use on a daily basis: 1. Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil Not just for the little ones, Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil is my favorite daily …

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