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Just A Jar Of Instant Coffee

She shuffled in with snowflakes caught on her hat, her red coat like a violent cloud that swallowed her - puffed up and forcing her arms away from her torso as if she were a body builder. Her boots didn't lift off the carpet as she walked, just slid across with a heaviness that belied the purity of her snowy tuque. A scarf covered her lips and most of her nose and she made brief eye contact with me, her gaze glassy and sad. ...more

Think Outside the Big Box. Buy From a Small Business This Weekend.

I like Amazon as much as anyone, and I shop at Kroger rather than a neighborhood grocery store. Mainly because there isn’t a neighborhood grocery store. But I try to remember and remind others that there are oodles of small businesses out there, both online and in your neighborhood. While everyone is rushing out tonight and at the crack o’freaking dawn tomorrow, you can stay home where it’s (hopefully) nice and warm, there are no lines and no traffic, and you get original gifts rather than the same things that a million other people have....more

What Time Is It? 8 Important Questions that will Help you Decide ‘now’ or ‘later’

#NaBloPoMo Day 29 It happened one day …...more

The Creative Spark Inside Mothers

The Creative Spark Inside MothersNovember 27, 2013 by Zoie at TouchstoneZ...more

Beautiful Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron

And so it begins...

The holiday season.Many of you have been looking forward to the holidays.  Thoughts of turkeys roasting, pies baking, shopping madness, and time spent with family and friends have you filled with nostalgic happiness.I normally am a big fan of the holidays.  But I've been dreading this particular holiday season for quite some time now.  And now here it is upon us and I'm not sure how I feel....more

Call Me Crazy

I went shopping on Black Friday. And on Thanksgiving evening. I hadn’t really planned on doing any sale shopping this week, but then I remembered that last year we got Future President some great stuff at Janie and Jack the day after Thanksgiving, and this year, I had the added bonus of an additional coupon to be used with the Black Friday sale. So yesterday, I did some shopping online. Let’s just say Future President will be looking very dapper! ...more

Breakfast of Champions

Isn't it great when the kids make breakfast in bed?Yum ;)...more

It's a happy BlogHer Friday!

Today's mail delivered a heaping dose of joy, affirmation, excitement, and hope... in the form of nothing more than a piece of printed paper folded and tucked into a thin white window envelope. ...more
Velvet S. Thank you so much! It really is!more

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