Elfing Update

The elves are already abustle in our neighborhood, that’s for sure!  I cannot believe what three simple little acts have resulted in – people are being “elfed” all over the place! Earlier in the week, we SECRETLY “elfed” a few of our neighbors, in an effort to spread a little extra Christmas cheer.  We surprised each recipient…

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Say KIMCHEE!!

The most rewarding part of what I do is being able to touch the lives of others.  I am continuously inspired and know for sure that I’ve reached someone else by the proportional blessings that I reap and feel.  The more you give, the more you get. Fairly recently I had the opportunity to speak…

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It’s Not Me!

It’s Not Me! It’s not me, it’s Life. I’m constantly trying to convince myself of this fallacy.  Life is really stressful right now.  I’ll bet my list of “life stressors” is longer than yours! I breed stress.  It’s how I roll. I knew for sure, though, that I was in trouble as I sat at…

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I’m a Cracked Pot

No, no.  It’s not what you’re thinking. I had to come up with some catchy title to lure readers today, being that I’m not writing about bacon again this time. I am a cracked pot, though.  And so are you. My life is an open book…or so I thought.  I am strikingly honest and open…

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Christmas Cheer

Several years ago we were visited by the “Neighborhood Angel.”  A tiny little package of homemade cookies and hot chocolate mix arrived on our doorstep with a little note, instructing us to pass along the spirit of the Angel.  Since then it has become a tradition for us to secretly bless our unsuspecting neighbors during…

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Bananas and Bacon

I detest them both.  Yuck. BUT, just like olives, everyone else seems to love them (particularly bacon, these days).  Not that I subscribe to the “if everyone else was jumping off a bridge” adage, but I often feel like I must be missing out on something. I’ve been viewing all of these amazingly delicious recipes…

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Laughing Lowers Stress

Yes, it’s sort of a “cheat” to re-post something directly from another site. However, this really did make me laugh.  Thank you, GrassFed Girl for sharing this today and treating me to a morning chuckle. 19 People Who Are Having A Way Worse Day Than You. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZhNp2ii3Qk&w=640&h=360] By the way, have you ever heard of…

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Lobster Condos

On a bit of a lighter note from yesterday….no pun intended…I just learned something new.  Lobsters are solitary creatures – meaning, they like to live alone.  I can relate on some level.  Don’t get me wrong – I love living with my husband, of course, but I do really treasure my alone time.  It’s quiet,…

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Letting Go – and Letting In…

Rather than call my self a procrastinator, I’ve determined that I have an inborn (or perhaps learned) response to hold on ever so tightly to the familiar things in my life.  No matter how uncomfortable or damaging those things may be – habit and lifestyle speaking – for some reason, my entire enterprise seems to…

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Shortbread Perfection!

Shortbread Perfection! My task this week was to create a “healthy” Christmas cookie for a regional work meeting.  Everyone in my position throughout the region will come armed with their own holiday cookie creation – one that fits a very specific set of “healthy rules.”  Not only are these rules very specific, they are down…

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