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The Anti-Party

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I was informed yesterday that Mackenzie would be hosting what can only be termed as an “anti-party”. What’s an anti-party, you ask? It’s the party you throw when you’ve been snubbed from another party. Remember the parties back in elementary school where you invited the whole class or at least all the kids of the appropriate sex? Yeah, that doesn’t…

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Everyone Has a Story…

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… You just have to stop and listen. I often tell my kids “you have 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason” but realize that sometimes, I forget those same words.   Sydney, Cassie and I were at the 100th Girl Scout Anniversary celebration where there were HUNDREDS of Girl Scouts, leaders and parents. It was truly an awesome…

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Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss

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Who didn’t grow up with this legendary author? His books and pictures still make me feel good and the lessons are still relevant with today. I came across this picture on Pinterest this morning and thought it was perfect for sharing today! Now get out there with a smile on your face and make a difference! Hey! If you leave…

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Don’t You Worry About Those Rules…

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…they’re really just suggestions! Monday’s after school consists of Songsters for Sydney and tutoring for Cassie. Bell rings at 2:45 to let them out, so we’re there to pick up Cassie, shuttle her to the tutor and then back to the school to get Sydney by 3:30. I drop off Cassie and by 3:10, am rounding the bend in front of…

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Southern Cooking

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I’m cooking 3 freezer friendly dishes today because in the South, when someone’s family has a death or illness, that’s what we do. As far back as I can remember, that’s the way it’s always been. When my Grandmother was still alive, she was one of the women of the church that would organize the meals. The news usually went…

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Saturday Snippets 2-25

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A whole week without Mackenzie makes for a long week. Looking forward to see her back home tomorrow night but boy is that Monday 6am alarm going to stink for her. Ouch. Oh well. the price you pay for a week in paradise. I’ve heard she’s done really well for her first time skiing and even skied all blues yesterday!…

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Versatile Blogger Award

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I think my friend Kristen over at Part of the Plan awarded me this but with the busy, busy week I’ve had, I could be wrong. But, I’m going to use a healthy dose of ego and roll with it and even if she didn’t, she should have. We’re both Kristens and all.. Actually, Kristen added me to her “I Stalk,…

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