Monthly Archive: February 2012

Feb 26

Becoming More Self Reliant – 25 Tips and my Journey

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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 from commercialism, financial freedom, etc.  If I can live a self-reliant lifestyle, then I can …

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Feb 26

Giveaway Winner! Yoplait Lactose-Free Yogurt Prize Pack

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

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Feb 24

Friday’s Foods: Pinterest Party

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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:   Lemon Dill Chicken.  This recipe is a winna!!!  I was shocked at how juicy the …

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Feb 23

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 know.” – Unknown

Feb 22

Easy Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

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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 eat a lot of oranges, you can save the peels and make a nice, easy, …

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Feb 18

Lactose-Free Yoplait Yogurt – Review and Giveaway

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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 intolerance.  That’s why I’m so excited to share with you my review of lactose-free Yoplait …

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Feb 18

Milk & Truffle Ghirardelli Squares Chocolate

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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 buy each other gifts for ANOTHER holiday, my husband is the least romantic man on …

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Feb 16

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 short, the music won’t last.   Do you run through each day on the fly, …

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Feb 11

Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley book review

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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 to serve King Laetham. But his heart belongs to the princess, Melaia. When the King …

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Feb 11

Ten Commandments for Interacting With Kids on the Autism Spectrum

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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, speak unnaturally slow, or ask questions to others in the room that pertain to me. …

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