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Reality – What It’s Really Like

Reality – What It’s Really Like

This post is part of a series titled, “A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like”. Each week a new letter and its word will be revealed. Each word’s explanation will illustrate significant personal meaning, application and ultimately demonstrate, What It’s Really Like… Back in 1998 MTV debuted the reality TV s... Read More »

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Cats: What They’re Really Thinking

Cats: What They’re Really Thinking

Sometimes do you look at you pet and wonder what they’re thinking? If you have a cat, you may be intrigued to learn what’s going on in their head. Apparently cats don’t “get” humans in the same way that dogs do, in that, dogs categorize humans as something different than themselves, and cat’s kind of consider humans as a bigger version of one of their own. After... Read More »

P: Poise – What It’s Really Like

P: Poise – What It’s Really Like

This post is part of a series titled, “A-B-Cs – What It’s Really Like”. Each week a new letter and its word will be revealed. Each word’s explanation will illustrate significant personal meaning, application and ultimately demonstrate, What It’s Really Like…  Poise – verb – to hold (something) in a balanced and steady position The season of fall features a great dose of excitement for sports... Read More »

Raising Teenagers with Technology

My husband (Dave) and I are very lucky to have close friends that have children around the same age as our 14 year old daughter, Devon. We get to share our concerns and frustrations with our friends as we know that they’re experiencing the same things with their children, or will be in the near future. A common topic that we discuss is how scary it is to raise a teenager in the twenty-teens (isn’t... Read More »

Please Help Me Not To Look Like An Umpa Lumpa!

Please Help Me Not To Look Like An Umpa Lumpa!

  Ok so you want a nice tan glow, but everyone is telling you to stay out of the sun.  “It will give you wrinkles! You will get skin cancer!”  Yes I agree with their advice!  But we can get that sun-kissed glow without the sun or tanning bed – please people – get out of the tanning beds!   All those self tanners 10 years ago gave the future of self tanners a bad rap.  ... Read More »

Gone but Never Forgotten

Gone but Never Forgotten

When someone dies it is easy for us to lock our memories away, thinking that it is just too hard to talk about them anymore.  Often times, we tell ourselves that it didn’t happen and that they are just on a very long vacation…a vacation that they will never return from.  We can never tell ourselves that we will never see them again because we cannot believe that its true. When someone ... Read More »

Why Does My Weight Get to Dictate?

Why Does My Weight Get to Dictate?

Happy Thursday, everyone! Not for me, though. I think today sucks balls. And I thought yesterday sucked balls, too. Who knows what kind of balls will be sucked tomorrow…. “Damn! Why’s Kate in such a shitty mood? What did Adam do!!!!” Actually, it’s not Adam at all – it’s 100% me. I’m in a really fucking shitty mood because……. I. Feel. Fat. Before I continue, I’d like to say something. I am not a m... Read More »

You’re Sinking Without a Desire to Swim

You’re Sinking Without a Desire to Swim

At least one person in your life has probably told you that you cannot fix the broken.  That no matter how hard you try, if someone doesn’t want to be fixed; they won’t be. A lot of us also consider ourselves to be “Fixer uppers.” By that I mean we will date some people with seemingly more issues than us, just to feel better about ourselves… Or maybe you are the oppos... Read More »

Refreshing Your Kitchen

Refreshing Your Kitchen

Having the winter blues?? Well, I was… so why not take on a fixer-upper without spending a fortune!!  I decided to refresh my kitchen. First, I painted (well I hired painters) to renew my old oak cabinets by using an antique finish… eggshell paint with mocha trim border.  They turned out great and made the kitchen feel twice its size! Secondly, I purchased new hardware for the cabinets... Read More »