Thankful Thursday

Today I am about to go and sit at the hospital hoping my dad does well at his cancer surgery again. I’m thankful that I’ve had 2 more years with him than I thought I was going too. I pray he does well and I get to bring him home on Saturday. If I don’t […]

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Have you seen the breastfeeding baby doll?

What is your thought on it? The show I was watching said 74% of Americans thought it wasn’t a good idea for their children. Ummmm, why? This, I have to say, irritates me to no end. I breastfed both of my boys and all of my children have pretended to breastfeed their babies. It’s what […]

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Breaking appliances….one appliance at a time…

My son had some friends over last night. I went into the kitchen to make dinner and noticed that the stove wasn’t heating up so well. Yeah, it’s broke! I had planned on making brownies and decided not to start them and held off. My dh comes home and is so excited to have to […]

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Registering children for School (my not so wordless Wednesday)

Well, it’s that time of year. Can you smell the school supplies in the air? I love the smell of new clothes in the morning. This year I have one beginning kindergarten, one in 3rd grade and one starting high school (really think I should have planned my kids better, of course it wasn’t my […]

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Gardening in Tn so far this year

My garden has done so well this year. This is a record of what works and didn’t from May to August for me in Tennessee. The crops that did well: peppers (bell and jalapeno), cucumbers, tomatoes, spaghetti squash, cantaloupe, basil, zucchini, yellow squash and we’ve gotten a few acorn squash. I’m not really impressed with […]

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I’ve been studying the cell phone situation again

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Straight Talk for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. since last week. I think TracFone with straight talk is the way to go. First of all you can get this without a contract. So there would be no cancellation fees. This is a pay […]

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Find out how I became Mom of the Year!

On the first day of football practice, my son who was doing so well, fell wrong on his arm. He’s a bit on the dramatic side so we didn’t think too much about it (theater camp and all). The next day he’s still being cautious with that arm. Finally, my dh reaches over and squeezes […]

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Review of the book: Too Rich For A Bride by Mona Hodgson

Mona Hodgson wrote a sweet yet realistic version of a love story that takes place in the 1890’s. She writes about what life was like for a woman back then. How women weren’t always respected or allowed to voice an opinion. However, she has her heroine be an assertive yet sweet lady. Ida Sinclair, the […]

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Wordless Wednesday

What a lovely day for a canoe/kayak on the lake. It’s so hot here that this is about the only way to stay cool. It will be in the 100’s again today! Sweet ducks swimming on the lake to keep their feathers cool. Although the geese kept chasing us if we got too close to […]

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What are you doing today?

My hubby and I were up at 5:15 to walk our two miles.It was already so hot and humid! The rest of my day was spent cooking green beans, freezing zucchini, making salsa and trying to decide what to do with all those banana peppers! I found this recipe and am thinking about making it. […]

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Call the firemen…

hold on…don’t call yet. I don’t have my good jeans on. 😛 (thank you Mrs. Dunphy) Well, it appears that Mandi of Smile and Mama With Me , (shout out…Hi Mandi!}. Where was I? Oh, Mandi has deemed that my blog is on fire! It’s a hot award for the blogging community and no, please […]

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Is there a cell phone out there that is lighter on the family’s budget?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TracFone for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ve finally found one. Our current plan is so costly for 4 phones. We decided to check out TracFone. TracFone has no credit checks, no contract, no cancellation charges and no activation fees! They have one of […]

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You never know when it will be your turn to choose a skilled nursing facility for your loved one.

It’s been two years ago this November since I had to make that decision. It came out of the blue. There was no planning for it. You can’t plan cardiac events or car accidents. It is so much better to know in advance how to pick one than to try to do it when you […]

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Stevia anyone?

Ok, so I was given a stevia plant and am experimenting making sweet tea with it. I have to admit I like the way the plant tastes better than the powder. To me, when I make tea with stevia packets it is just way too powdery. So, this is pretty much a note to myself […]

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