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How Do You Take Your Coffee?

As I am sitting here on this cold Winter's morning and cursing the snow, I am enjoying a nice cup of coffee. It is a great way to start off an early morning. Now, I am just trying to decide on some breakfast to go with it. I have a blueberry muffin I could eat or perhaps some toast with Nutella on it. But can I make a confession to you? Two years ago, I didn't even like coffee. Yup, you read that correctly. Shocking, isn't it? Three years ago, I was working in the cafe at my bookstore. One of the biggest things my manager stressed is I had to try it, so when my customers asked me … [Read More...]

Valentine’s Day Ideas


Love Is In The Air

Love is in the air at my house. But not because Valentine's Day is just a week away. No, love is in the air because my husband always makes me feel loved. We have been married almost 17 years, and been together over 20. Seems like it is a long time, but in my book, we will never have enough time … [Read More...]


5 Ways to Teach Kids to Love Others

Although we express love to our children through hugs and everyday moments, sometimes it’s more difficult to define what it really means to be compassionate and kind. Here are a few ideas on how we can teach kids about love and active ways they can show compassion and kindness to others. 5 … [Read More...]

On The Table


Easy Recipe for Snickerdoodle Cookies

Once again, I get to bring another great recipe from a guest poster. Candi is sharing a wonderful dessert recipe, so grab a cup of coffee and start reading. Then drool. Then go make them for yourself. Take it away, Candi! Thanks Jen for letting me share this easy dessert recipe with your … [Read More...]

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A Glimpse Into Real Life: It Matters

At the end of December last year, I was busy re-evaluating the goals for my blog for 2015. I was brainstorming about what direction I wanted to take. What I wanted to keep, and what wasn't working for my blog. I had even had a brief survey (feel free to head over and fill it out, I would love more feedback) to gauge what readers thought about when they visited my blog. One of the things that … [Read More...]

orange creamsicle

Simply GOOD Orange Creamsicle

We may be in the midst of winter, but that doesn't mean I can't be dreaming of summer. And one of my favorite treats during the summer is a refreshing mixed beverage. Thanks to a good friend, I now have the perfect recipe for a simply GOOD orange creamsicle. The best part of this recipe for orange creamsicle is the simple ingredient list. And there are several variations you can prepare … [Read More...]

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3 Easy Ways To Have A “Me Moment”

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MullerMoment #CollectiveBias  Work. Home. Run the boys. Make dinner. Wash the dishes. Attack the laundry. And when it's complete? Repeat it the next day. And the one after that. Life is so busy anymore, it seems like we never have time to slow down. Sometimes you just need a "Me Moment" … [Read More...]