Finding the Gold

The last couple of years have been doozies. Hard. Stressful. Learning experiences. My personal life has been filled with figuring out who I am and what I really want out of life. The outside world -- political, religious, and more -- has been fraught with fighting and...

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My very own coffee corner

Last spring, we moved in to a new-to-us house. It's not new at all, actually. It's over 100 years old, and it belonged to my grandparents and then my parents. I had the distinct honor of "switching" houses with my Mom and Dad (really, we just bought each other's...

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The Star: Coming to DVD!

Did you have a chance to see The Star in theaters when it came out last year? I didn't, so I'm extremely excited to see it when it releases on DVD. My kids love good, engaging cartoon movies. I love when the cartoon movies are wholesome and allow us to have further...

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Blade Tenderizer from Cave Tools (Review)

You know how sometimes, you eat a steak and it's ridiculously juicy and perfectly spiced? I have marinated before, and we've slow-roasted or smoked meat, but there's something about actually getting those marinades in to the meat. The Cave Tools Blade Tenderizer helps...

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Feelin’ Frosty (A poem)

It's that time of the month again when my friends and I link up to write some poetry focused on a central theme. For February, we narrowed it down to "Frosty." I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with this poem. I could write about the weather -- we went through some...

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DIY Window Garden

I've been envious of cute pins I've seen on Pinterest where folks have created the cutest farmhouse kitchens and decor. Having lived in this particular house for less than a year, I've been yearning to redecorate in a way that would make the house truly ours. Not that...

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BBQ Skewers from Cave Tools (Review)

Summer time calls for BBQs (or cookouts - whatever you call it), and so grilling in the winter means we usually forget about all of the fun summer BBQ options. Skewers and kabobs are a favorite of Math Man's and mine, so we were excited to get to try out Cave Tool's...

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Rebirth and Renewal (A Poem)

It has been a long couple of years, it feels like. I've made some major headway into finally growing up. This year, I'll cross the line over into 40 (gasp!), and it'll be an opportunity to really be an adult. The poem theme for my bloggy friends this month is...

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Teenagers

Today, I have a teenager. I'm not really sure how this happened. I mean, I know that time passes and years go by and kids grow up and babies become kids become teenagers. But seriously, how did this happen!? 2005 feels like a lifetime ago. I had no clue what that year...

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