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Crossing Another Item off my Bucket List – Alaska

For someone who likes lists, I have never actually written a bucket list. I mean, like most people I have a general idea of things I would like to do in my head, but actually writing it down on paper? That hasn't happened yet. But when I do write the list, visiting Alaska will be on there and then quickly crossed off this summer! In my head (a scary, scary place sometimes...haha), I've always wanted to go to Alaska. I had visions of taking an Alaskan cruise, seeing the Northern Lights and … Read More>

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Marvel’s Avengers: The Age of Ultron Trailer

I came to two conclusions tonight. One, I am getting another television. A bigger television. One where I can see the score of the Buckeye game without being 3 feet from the TV. Two, I am seeing The Age of Ultron the day it comes out in the theaters (in case you're wondering, that would be May 1st). My television is so small, that I almost didn't see the new trailer for The Age of Ultra shown during the National Championship game (Go BUCKS)! In fact, my daughter is the one who brought it … Read More>

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My Happiness Jar

Happy fucking New Year. Bet you weren't expecting that from me. For one, we're waaay past the New Year. In fact, I haven't seen one New Year's resolution post show up in my Facebook or Bloglovin' feed and my friends who made those silly resolution posts? Most of them are secretly saying how they've fallen off the wagon already.  Second, I don't think I've ever typed the "f" word on my blog, even though I've said it several times during the course of writing blog posts. It's not that I'm above … Read More>

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The Meaning of the Red Kettle

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for The Salvation Army. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. "You don't have the Christmas spirit." That's what my 5-year old daughter told a friend. I don't recall the exact situation or why she said it, but you know what? She was right, he was definitely lacking something this year.  I couldn't quite figure it out but she did. Five year olds have this weird sixth sense. Santa knows if you've been naughty … Read More>

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5 Reasons to Ditch the Flip Phone

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received a sample device to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. #SprintMom #Sponsored and #MC  This is an open letter to my dad....and why I think he needs to ditch his flip phone! Dear Dad, I know you refer to your flip phone as an overpriced pocket watch. I've seen you look at it confused, annoyed and even disgusted with it's limited … Read More>

International Delight

Country Music, Coffee and Oatmeal Cream Pies

When I was younger, as in not even old enough to purchase alcohol legally younger, I proclaimed the day I listened to country music and drank coffee would be the day I became old. Well my friends, that day has come. I have SIX country music stations programmed in my Subaru (most are satellite radio stations) and just a few weekends ago, I drank two cups of coffee in one day. Now that I'm old and drinking coffee, I need something equally fitting to eat with it. When I was a kid, and should NOT … Read More>


Nutritional Supplements for Healthy Hair

Shedding. It's something my lab and I have in common. I used to complain about the amount of dog hair I would find in my house and then I realized, I tend to shed more than the dog. I thought this was normal, until I started to see the difference in my hair. Over the past few years, the number of "flyaways" that I have had increased and in general, my hair didn't feel as healthy as it did in my 30s, So instead of dealing with it, I did some research and discovered Hairfinity. Hairfinity is … Read More>


International Delight

Oatmeal Bar

One of the things our family likes to do is indulge at breakfast every now and then. We'll make pancakes (preferably pumpkin), sausage or bacon and eggs. Sometimes there will be some sweet treats like … Read More>

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Boomer Sooner Game Day Food: Red Velvet Cupcakes

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeamJellO #CollectiveBias My boss is a huge Oklahoma Sooners fan. He has football season … Read More>

Hazelnut Pumpkin Poke Cake

Next week is a big week in our household. Not only does my daughter start kindergarten but she also turns five and we're NOT having a Frozen birthday party! Seriously, that is a huge deal. Like most … Read More>



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Cowtown Half Marathon

Sometimes I get really fabulous ideas and usually, they involve entry fees and training, as my +1 has quickly learned. :) I decided that since I turn 40 this year, I wanted to "run" the Pikes Peak … Read More>

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Beginners Guide to Snowshoeing Gear

Last month I spent a weekend snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. I had so many people ask me questions about preparing for my trip, that I thought I would dedicate a post to it. It may seem … Read More>

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Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park

I completely blame this trip on my landlord. Yes, it's 100% his fault. 100% his fault that I had great time snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park. I'm going to digress a bit here, so bear … Read More>