Monthly Archives: February 2012

Becoming More Self Reliant – 25 Tips and my Journey

I recently came across this fantastic (I think) article about becoming more self reliant.  The author shares 25 tips to help get you on the path of self reliance.  In my mind, self reliance equals more freedom…freedom from debt, freedom … Continue reading

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Giveaway Winner! Yoplait Lactose-Free Yogurt Prize Pack

Congratulations to the winner of the prize pack, Heather!!

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Friday’s Foods: Pinterest Party

I love Pinterest, man.  I hate how much I love it.  But there ya go…   I’ve made a few recipes that I’ve found, and there are some definite winners.  Perhaps a few non-winners as well, but mostly winners:   … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday – Humility

“A mind, like a parachute, functions only when open.” – Unknown “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “It takes a lot of wisdom to say, ‘I don’t … Continue reading

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Easy Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

During the Christmas season we had a lot of oranges given to us as gifts, and we also happened to buy a bunch of them, since that seems to be the time that oranges are so dang cheap! If you … Continue reading

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Lactose-Free Yoplait Yogurt – Review and Giveaway

As an individual recently diagnosed with a food intolerance, I have suddenly become passionate about finding allergy-free (all allergy types) options for food.  I hate the idea of having to simply give up entire “genres” of food because of an … Continue reading

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Milk & Truffle Ghirardelli Squares Chocolate

I hate to admit this, but I am not a Valentine’s Day person.   My husband and I celebrated it for maybe the first 2 years of our marriage.  That was it. We stopped for various reasons (couldn’t afford to … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Thursday – Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round, or listened to rain slapping the ground? Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight, or gazed at the sun fading into the night? You better slow down, don’t dance so fast, time is … Continue reading

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Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley book review

About This Book Where angels walk the ground and the future is told in song, does a man of low rank have a chance at love with a princess? In Camrithia, a land of shadows and mystical secrets, Trevin lives … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments for Interacting With Kids on the Autism Spectrum

Love this!   1. Thou shall not yell when speaking to me. My disability does not impair my hearing and I am extremely bright. Perhaps even brighter than you are. 2. Thou shall not ignore me, talk negatively about me, … Continue reading

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