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Pitch Perfect 2

  I’m so happy to know I’m not the only total dork that loves this movie. Hilarious thing is Pitch Perfect is NOT my kind of movie. I didn’t watch it for many months after owning it. I bought it for my daughter because I knew she loved it. Then one night I watched it […]

Seattle Seahawks, Holy Shit!

O-M-G!!! Here’s the deal and I want to confess first thing. I’ve lived her all my life. I’m not a first round Hawks fan. I mean really, they’ve played like shit too many years and I grew up during the years of hard ass teams. My first love is Raiders, second is Bears. Then there […]

spring rolls with peanut sauce

Summer Rolls w/Spicy Peanut Sauce

I’m working on a food blog challenge and this means I’m finding fun new blogs to follow. With a name like Sugar and Wine, you knew my eye was going to go right to it. lol I’ve tried to make spring rolls and I’m jealous of her tight roll. Mine did not come out looking […]

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Chicken and Spinach Freezer Meal Recipe

I love having meals in the freezer. I do end up in a rut with many of the same meals. I’m working on finding new recipes to try. This recipe is super simple and healthy. Total win! Freeze it up into portions as your family will use them. Serve over rice with a side salad. […]

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Looking Back at Oldest’s Graduation

One huge reason I can never give up this site is all the posts about my family on here. My baby is a senior and this is making me revisit a lot of posts. Here is when I was losing my shit and graduation was really hitting me full force with the oldest…read Graduation Denial […]

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Inexpensive Summer Activities To Do With Kids

Raising the kids we were broke. Broke broke, not just “hey, we can’t fly to Mexico with you this year, so sorry” broke. We couldn’t take time off for camping trips, even if we had camping equipment. A lot of people feel that the summertime is all about going on vacations and many trips. While that’s […]

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Age Is A Number

It always amazes me when I run into women that truly worry about their age. Not just joke about it, but truly worry about this whole getting old thing. I won’t lie, there are times it hits me. At 42 I think I’m statistically middle age. If I stop and think about that fact it […]

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Action Update, My Word for 2015

I’m working on Action. I promise. It’s bringing me out of my comfort zone and I’m still struggling. But I’m getting better! Procrastination is a major issue for me and always has been. I’m trying to pay attention to when I’m doing things that were not in my daily plan. If I choose something to […]

Shut Up, I’m Busy

For once I don’t care that I’m behind in a challenge that I so wanted to accomplish. There are more important things in life than getting a blog post up sometimes. I had this grandiose idea of what I was going to get done the last couple of days. I brought my notebook and I […]

spring break

Bring on Spring Break

It feels wrong that it’s spring break but the kid won’t be doing any traveling. However, I will be gone the entire week lol I’ll run around and enjoy spring break for him while he does some rehab for his hamstring and gets back in shape for track. I took the week off from fitness […]

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Awesome Val, Day 3

I told you a few days ago that I had joined a challenge to be more awesome. It started on April 1st but you can still join. Make it quick because she’s closing it down in the next day or so I believe. I’ve been working on being more positive. Not mushy, drive you crazy […]

spring clean closet

Tackling That Cluttered Closet

Closets are a blessing and a curse. They are a convenient hiding place for any number of messes when unexpected company shows up. Toss stuff in and shut the door. Out of sight, out of mind. Then the dreaded day comes when opening the closet door results in several purses, pillows or articles of clothing falling on […]