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Updated, Formatted, and Published, OH MY!

October 15, 2013


One of the little known things that small bloggers face, is what goes on behind the curtain. Last week, I dusted off my camera and flexed my fingers for the first time in months to begin again my daily (or every other day) ritual of sharing my thoughts and musings with friends near and far […]

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Morning Coffee and Beginnings

October 2, 2013


I’m not sure where to even begin. Beginnings aren’t easy. Sometimes they’re downright intimidating. Like our backyard on the day we bought our house here in El Paso. Rocks, Litter, Dirt, and the extreme absence of grass. I remember we took turns raking the rocks across our dusty blank canvas. Which is exactly what a […]

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There is wisdom in Cookies and Milk

March 6, 2013


A wise friend of mine recently told me – “There are very few stresses in life that can survive a treatment of milk and cookies.” And I whole heartedly agree with her! … How do you find peace at the end of a long day filled with never ending “to-do” lists? What is your favorite […]

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Today, I will tackle…

March 5, 2013


the laundry… the menu plan and grocery list… the delivery of purged clothes to the thrift store… and maybe test drive a new flavor of nail polish… What are you tackling today? How do you reward yourself for completing a long “to do” list?

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Who plants strawberries in february?

February 9, 2013


That’d be me… Who runs through Mama’s garden while the sprinkler is on? That’d be my dog… Who stops the car to take crappy cell phone pictures of their handsome, hard workin, pink cement throwing, stud muffin husband in a white tshirt and jeans for their new desktop photo? Yeah… That’d be me… … What […]

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Life after War for one War Bride

November 12, 2012


I have been trying to write these words for months. We are four months into our new home and finally unpacked. We are six months into adjusting to life ‘back in the States’ after four years in Germany. We are ten months into adjusting to life as a family after Seth’s fourth deployment. That last […]

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Deployments are a lot like birthing children

October 18, 2012


What the heck is she talking about? Stay with me for a second. (Apologies to my male readers – this may be a little out there for you.) Just think about this for a minute – Isn’t pre-deployment kinda like being pregnant? The day you find out your pregnant, everything changes right? Just like the […]

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Operation Organize and Jeans that fit

October 10, 2012


First things first. Confession: I spent an entire day in our closet/ bathroom. Yeah – Like, it was my husband’s day off and I said “Babe, I want to be in our room ALL DAY today.” He kinda smiled at me funny for a minute – Oh really? I had a 5 second delay… Then […]

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Mom? I feel like I’m failing…

September 1, 2012


It was one of those rare conversations with my mom that lasted more than a 15 minute check in, how ya doin, kids ok, love you, have a great day, byebye. ¬†She is an emergency room nurse with a wacky rotating schedule and with three kids at home, sometimes I feel like my schedule is […]

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Rain in the desert

August 28, 2012


Living in Germany, planning for rain was almost part of everyday life. I had umbrellas by my front door, in the van, and even a small one for my market basket. But here in El Paso it rains so rarely, it compels me to stop what I’m doing to step onto our back porch and […]

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