iSpy #54

Selfie (Quarterly shot) Outfit (Quarterly shot) – This makes me look really tall, just because my camera was low. — new shirt for Christmas — cardigan that I think I got last year for Christmas — Nikes that I got a few months ago Starts with Z Z is for Zipper, of course! Between While …

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Christmas Weekend 2021

Playing a little catch up as the last couple weeks have been busy. Here’s my post talk about our lovely Christmas weekend. Christmas Eve’s weather was beautiful. After a couple errands, Rob and I sat outside for a bit that afternoon while Christmas Eve dinner cooked. Kayleigh enjoyed it too. Christmas Eve dinner included Ham, …

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Tips for Getting Started with Eating to Improve Your Gut Health

Gut health has become a popular practice amongst health enthusiasts, but it can be a difficult topic to navigate at first. Health research is always growing, and in recent years the subject of gut health has been shown to have more of an effect on our cholesterol, immune system, mental health, weight, skin, and even …

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Week 50-51-52 [2021]

Playing catch up from the last three weeks of the 2021 (December 13, 2021-January 2, 2022) Rob and I went to the Men’s Basketball game. Fun game! Friday the 17th we went with Rob’s sister and her family and some of their friends to a Christmas walk in the Woods at Kreher Preserve & Nature …

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iSpy #53

Hey yall! Thanks for all the suggestions for this year’s iSpy Challenge. I’ve made a list and am working on the schedule for the year. If you didn’t get to chime in, please do and keep those prompt suggestions coming. check(ed) This is a photo I took while walking on campus as I “check(ed)” walking …

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Tips for Hosting a Perfect Intimate Dinner Party

Whether you are planning to celebrate a special birthday, or just looking for an excuse to host a girl’s night in, you can’t go wrong with a dinner party. However, it’s important that you don’t let yourself get too stressed out when putting one together. With that in mind, here are some top tips that …

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Three Incredible Cinnamon Recipes For Lunch and Dinner

Cinnamon spice is not just about the aroma; it also offers numerous health benefits. Even though cinnamon is associated with baking and sweet treats, it can be a delicious flavor for your dishes. Explore these three ways to make savory and delicious meals using cinnamon. Apple Pie Pork Chops Infusing flavors in pork chops allows …

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Mindful Travel Tips For The Conscious Explorer

Being a mindful traveler can be tough. It’s easy to get wrapped up in getting the most of out of your vacation and forget that people actually live and work where you’re visiting. It is possible to learn how to become a more thoughtful and caring traveler no matter where you’re headed, but it can …

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Currently Jan 2022

Happy New Year everyone! I forgot to tell ya’ll that in my 1st post of this year. So here we are in 2022. Can’t believe it! anticipating I’m really trying not to anticipate. Anticipation often causes me stress and anxiety and worry that I don’t need. organizing my thoughts and my goals for the year. …

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iSpy #52

Needles Pine needles Color: black Great These Monster cookies are so great if you like cookies with tons of ingredients. Starts with R “Rocko” the reindeer Corgi your choice Love this doggo! You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter I’d love you to join along with us next week! Challenge …

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Memories, Dreams, and Reflections 2021

So I did this post back in 2011 and I also did it last year! I love writing posts like this at the end of each year. It gives me the opportunity to go through and think about the last year. I got the idea from Ashley’s blog, which is no longer updated. See the …

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The Cruise that Never Happened

Back in November, Rob and I were bouncing ideas around about what to do with our 2 weeks off at Christmas. A trip to Texas or Baton Rouge to see family? A trip to the beach or the mountains? A cruise? Me: “a cruise? yes please!” After some research we found the one we wanted …

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Ideas for a Newbie Cook

Cooking takes a certain talent and flare. A lot of people decide to order out or eat out because it’s much easier than cooking for themselves. This can become a very expensive habit. What most people don’t realize is that they can save a lot of money by cooking at home, and that cooking can …

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Monthly Digest – December 2021

LIFE Happenings its been a crazy month! Week 48 & 49 2021 Loving time off work. Happy for this time of year to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Excited about leaving for the cruise on Christmas Day. Disappointments cancelling our cruise. Dreading getting back to real life after the holidays. Reminiscing about our Christmas Cruise …

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iSpy Photo Challenge 2022

Here’s to another year of iSpy! Let’s continue to look for the marvelous in the mundane. This is a time to keep photography more at the for front of your mind. Look at things differently. We will continue to list of 5 words to “iSpy” and photograph. Each week you will challenge yourself to see …

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How To Travel Without Looking Like a Tourist

Traveler or tourist, are they one in the same thing? Potentially, it probably depends on who you ask but some might say that by travelling in your destination you get to experience more of it than simply being a tourist and doing the ‘touristy’ things. Whatever viewpoint you take here are some ways to get …

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iSpy #51

Merry Christmas yall! Hope everyone is enjoying time with loved ones and eating lots of good food today. The next three pictures are collages of my quarterly pics from iSpy this year. – Backyard – Front of House – You (Selfie) So for those of you who have participated this year, did yall enjoy the …

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8 Items College Students Need

If you have a senior in high school like I do, you’re thinking about what college options to consider. After that you have to start considering what they will need when they go away to college. Here’s 8 items they will need… Headphones The first thing on the list is a good set of headphones. …

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4 Activities to Try Out this Holiday Season

We all know how hectic the holiday season can get. It can be hard to find time for anything else between buying gifts, cooking food to share with family and friends, attending parties around town, or preparing for Christmas day itself! This is where we come in. We have put together a list of some …

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iSpy #50

color: pink One of the weirdest ornaments I’ve ever received. I got it during an ornament swap many many years ago, back when I used to teach. package I wished I would have gotten a picture from the other day when I had 10 or 11 packages on my stoop, but I didn’t think about …

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