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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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The Circle of Life..

The Circle of Life..

The last few weeks have been very difficult..  my mama’s boy,  my baby dog, my shadow, my lil’ Butchie has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. The day before Easter of 2014 he had an episode, not quite a seizure but more serious than his typical dramatic exhausted collapse, you see Butchie was my drama queen/little clown. Of course, we were out of town on vacation and he seemed to bounce right... Read More »

Raising Chickens For The Beginner

Raising Chickens For The Beginner

Raising chickens is a crazy and weird experience. Or Maybe it was just the way I did it? On the second week of school, it was announced that each student in my Horticulture class would have to do an SAE (supervised agricultural experience) project. It took me a few days to think about what I would do…whatever it was needed to be cool, take up 15 hours of my time, not cost very much, and also... Read More »

My First BlogU | WIRL Project

My First Blog University Experience

I had no idea what to expect and tried to hold no expectations lest they be the wrong sort. I wanted a pure, completely real experience. And there I was. BLOG U 2015 Land of the bloggers. The bigs, the littles, and all the in betweens. Honest to God I had no idea of what to expect. I just know I needed – no – WANTED to learn more. And how much there is to learn. “Oh. My. God. I’m so out of my leag... Read More »

The Perfect DIY Starbucks Chai Latte

The Perfect DIY Starbucks Chai Latte

I am an avid Starbucks Chai Latte drinker, but having them as often as I do was starting to add up (they are $3-$5 per drink!). Don’t get me wrong, I love the whole Starbucks experience and culture and really want to support their business, but it’s just not possible to go there every morning. So, I set out to perfect my DIY version and I nailed it!! Today I am going to share with you ... Read More »

Becoming a Grandparent

Becoming a Grandparent

Becoming a grandparent is one of the most wonderful events that can happen to you in your lifetime.  No one can describe the joy that having a grandchild brings to your life.  You think you might know how its going to feel but it is quite different than becoming a parent.   The excitement of seeing your child becoming a parent is also so gratifying and heartwarming.  There’s nothing better!!... Read More »

Dear US Airways

Dear US Airways

  Dear US Airways, Your customer service stinks, bad. You definitely need to work on your automated man who answers the phone when you call your 1-800 number because he stinks too. I called to book my flight using a reward travel certificate (that you can only use by booking over the phone – which is ridiculous) and was asked to “call back” at least 20 times, due to bad weat... Read More »

Flight | WIRL Project

Why Flying Home From BlogU Nearly Killed Me

Every year I try to attend at least one conference where I will hone my skill of writing, and network with others in the same genre. This year I attended an amazing conference called BlogU – short for University. It is held on the beautiful campus of the all girls college Notre Dame University in Baltimore, Maryland. The panels were made up ‘faculty’ who are all successful in their own areas, and ... Read More »

Weight Loss & Nutrition Email

Weight Loss & Nutrition Email

I’ve recently, in the past year, done a 180 with my weight. I get emails all the time and wanted to share an example of the advice I give to a typical person in need of some help! Going from 170-120 lbs took two years and it could have taken a lot less time if I focused more on my nutrition!! Oh, and feel free to take advantage of the coupon code at the bottom of this post for Express Your H... Read More »