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Tips- Keep Your Holiday Jolly

Tips- Keep Your Holiday Jolly

5 Tips to Keep Your Holiday Jolly.   Stress. It can be just like the Grinch, swooping in to steal your happy holiday. So, as the holidays come into full swing with their bright lights, marathon shopping trips, and holiday gatherings- keep these helpful tips in mind.   1- Eat well When you are pressed… Continue Reading

Me Oh My Give Me Pie

Me Oh My Give Me Pie

Growing up, the Thanksgiving Holiday pretty much guaranteed a few things besides turkey. There was the never ending bowl of chips and dip, a boring veggie tray which just happened to hang out with not-so-boring cheese whiz filled celery and a never-ending supply of olives (which go on your fingers btw), and of course… the… Continue Reading

60 Seconds to Serenity

60 Seconds to Serenity

Breathing. It’s pretty much automatic. Without much thought – day by day. You breathe in. You breathe out. You carry on. But, have you ever noticed what happens when you stop breathing? I don’t mean a full stop where you pass out from lack of oxygen, or even those moments when you’re feeling anxious and you… Continue Reading

Like a fish out of water.

Like a fish out of water.

At our house, we have a menagerie of animal friends floating about.  A sweet little puppy dog (she wears braids in her hair ), two spotted kittens, and a rather-large goldfish. You never know what kind of mischief will ensue with this group hanging around. One day… I was in the home ‘doggie salon’ helping the… Continue Reading

Bess Friends

Bess Friends

Today, I received a card in the mail. It was from my best-good-friend in middle school.  Growing up we shared something important in common (besides the color of our hair). That something? Ponies! (More about ponies in a minute. First let’s talk snail mail.) Getting a hand addressed card in the mail can be a… Continue Reading

Viva La Spinach!

Viva La Spinach!

I’m totally into spinach. So I nearly fell off my chair when a friend invited me to visit her at the Spinach Festival in Lenexa, Kansas. Spinach + Festival? Who knew there was such a thing! (squeals with delight! )  (I used to have terrible anxiety. For anxious me, going to anything that contained the word… Continue Reading

Follow The Yellow Bricks

Follow The Yellow Bricks

Hey there! I recently got crafty and made myself a pair of ruby slippers.  It was great fun, and I think they turned out pretty spiffy. What do you think? Honestly, my feet would stop loving me if I walked around in these bad babies. So, I’ll be content to just imaging myself skipping down… Continue Reading

The Shampoo Principal

The Shampoo Principal

I was sitting around minding my own business when the sudden… I had one of those brain popping thoughts that made me go “Ooooh!”  So what was this life altering thought?   Lather. Rinse. Repeat. (Otherwise known as the directions from a shampoo bottle.) The thing about shampoo is… It only works if you use it, and you can’t… Continue Reading

When the Unthinkable Happens

When the Unthinkable Happens

Many of you are probably feeling the same sadness and disbelief that I’m experiencing surrounding the events in Boston today. My heart aches for all who have been affected and I struggle to understand how or why someone would desire to harm others. And yet as I grapple with the reality that our world is… Continue Reading