Monthly Archives: May 2011



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I have a friend who posted on her blog the other day about some hurtful things were said to her regarding her children.  It got me thinking, and I wanted to get your thoughts as well.   I’ve heard some pretty ignorant remarks concerning my son and his autism.  Most are annoying:  “Wow, I didn’t know Buddy Boy was actually SMART…kids who have autism can be smart?”, “Buddy Boy is so LOUD”, “Thank heavens you got such an angelic daughter […]

When Feelings Get Hurt



So…how did your week go?  I’m hoping (for your sake) that it was more productive than mine!    Check out this pretty little list of things I didn’t get done:   Go to preschool field trip with Buddy Boy. – YES, I know, impressive right? Contact all potential donations for charitable carnival; arrange delivery/pick up. – NOPE Get items that HAVE been delivered/picked up priced and ready to go. – NOPE, but I did start…that count for something? Prepare 3 […]

5 Things Challenge


Menu Plan
(photo)       Another week, another menu…I feed my family of four on a monthly budget of $250.  That budget includes any going out to eat, diapers for my son, and general household needs (toiletries, cat food, etc).  I wanted to post what we eat on a weekly basis to give you an idea:   Last week I didn’t really follow my plan.  AT ALL.  I really don’t know why.  Food just didn’t sound good to me, and so […]

Menu Monday



Go here for a free sample of Tena Men products.   Costco members can get a free sample of Fiber Choice.   Smokey Bones is offering a free appetizer when you sign up for their mailing list.   If you have a Rita’s near you, you can head on over there and get a free sample of their newest flavor, Juicy Pear Ice.   Get a free Emeril Seasoning sample.   Like Zone Perfect on Facebook and get a free […]

Friday’s Freebies


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Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann     An inseparable bond. An insatiable force. Book Description: Battling his own personal demons, Police Chief Jonah Westfall knows the dark side of life and has committed himself to eradicating it. When a pair of raccoons are found mutilated in Redford, Colorado, Jonah investigates the gruesome act, knowing the strange event could escalate and destroy the tranquility of his small mountain town. With a rising drug threat and never-ending conflict with Tia Manning, a formidable […]

Book Review: Indivisible by Kristen Heitzmann



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Live Loved Experiencing God’s Presence in Everyday Life By Max Lucado Published by Thomas Nelson   Book Description: Imagine how your life would change if you were sure God loves you! Using the same popular format as Grace for the Moment, Live Loved brings fresh, new devotionals based on the writings of Max Lucado. Included is a broad range of topics such as facing your fears, accepting His grace, and truly knowing God’s omnipresent love. Each devotional is accompanied by […]

Book Review: Live Loved by Max Lucado


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(My apologies for the lack of quality pics…my cell phone was all I had on me while making food.)     SOOO…I think a lot of us have probably heard of and even made the black bean and corn salsa.  I love making it completely homemade; it is just so dang good and healthy!  The other day, however, I was running low on time and didn’t want to have to measure out herbs, spices, and seasonings.  Here’s a great easy […]

Fast/Easy Black Bean and Corn Salsa