Decluttering…Why You Should Make It A Habit

Clutter, clutter everywhere!!!  We live in a “gotta have it” kind of society these days. We see something “shiny” that advertises on TV or that one of our friends or neighbors has and we immediately start thinking “oh that would make my life sooooo much easier, better, happier”.  In some cases, depending on what it is the “shiny” is, this…

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Dealing With Adversity In Life…Coping With Chaos

It never fails.  Things are going along smoothly, you are being productive, everyone is happy at least 85% of the time, and you have settled into a peaceful existence with hope for the future and gratefulness for the present.   And then it happens….BAM!  Life.  That sneaky little part of the universe that says “she/he just seems too happy…let’s change that.”…

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DIY Your Own Farmhouse Rustic HOME Sign

It’s the current rage right now….farmhouse.  Yes, I’m on the wagon too.  I LOVE the farmhouse look and everything that comes with it.  I live in a genuine 1956 farmhouse therefore I want to have that “farmhouse feel” in my home.  Not only is it cozy and calming but it reminds me so much of long summers at my grandparents…

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Dollar Tree DIY Farmhouse Style Flower Arrangement

  Spring is upon us!! Well, almost. It should be but for some reason mother nature has decided she is bored and wants to play mind games with us by using the weather. That is NOT going to stop me from attempting my new round of spring DIY projects to decorate my freshly painted living room! I’ve went farmhouse crazy…

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Another Great Weekend Thrifting!

Besides being rainy and cold at times, we had a great weekend this past weekend.  It was chaotic, as usual, but that seems to be our normal these days. I spent Saturday morning couponing and going to a couple of Dollar Stores.  I was able to find some absolutely A-DORABLE farmhouse themed decor pieces.  If you haven’t checked your local…

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The Lowest Point In A Woman’s Life

My oldest daughter, Kristen, is in college.  During her first semester, one assignment was to interview someone and write a paper based on their answer to this question:  What is the lowest point of a woman’s life? WOW.  What a deep question and one that really can’t be answered lightly.  She decided to interview me, her mom.  I took a…

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Day 2: Weight Loss In One Day?

It’s day 2 of the 4 day weight loss challenge but before I go into details about today’s plan let me recap on day 1 and how well that went. Surprising it went really well!!  I started the morning at 5 am (this is not normal for me but I had stayed at David’s house for the weekend and had…

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Day 1: 4 Day Weight Loss Challenge…Let’s Do This!

It’s Monday, April 2nd, 2018. It’s also day 1 of the 4 day weight loss challenge that I have decided to do.  This is the first step in taking back my life and taking back my control. I’ve started the morning at 5 am, getting up and dressed, making the drive back from spending the weekend in Crossville.  On the…

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The 4 Day Weight Loss Challenge: Prep Time!

So if you follow my blog and you read the previous post, you know that I am about to start a 4 day weight loss challenge on Monday, April 2nd.  I have encouraged all of you to jump in and join this with me in order to jump start our journey to get healthy this year (yeah I know I’m…

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