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Blogging Break & Exciting News

I wanted to let you all know I’ll be taking a little blogging break over the next week (yes, they let me out of my cage!). The family and I are on a semi-impromptu road trip – driving me lovely mum who’s been with us in Nashville the past few weeks back down to Florida and seeing some friends and …

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Girls Chattanooga Getaway Weekend

In all my years of marriage, I’ve never managed a girls’ getaway Weekend. But by now you all know how fond I’ve become of Chattanooga as a vacation destination, both for it’s proximity to so many major cities (including Nashville and Atlanta!) as well as it’s fabulous activities. So when I was presented with the opportunity to return to the …

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Homes of the Stars

Living in Nashville, there are quite a few tours featuring Homes of the Stars…I just never thought ours would be one of them 🙂 Ok, so maybe we’re not stars and we don’t exactly have tour buses stopping outside our door (yet). It’s funny because I always feel like even though I blog, I’ve tried hard to protect a lot …

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My Online Weight Loss Journal: Week 5

It’s been 5 weeks since I started this online weight loss journal(and on video through our healthy pantry series!). My new motto: slow and steady wins the race; I figure if it’s good enough for the tortoise to beat the hare, it’s good enough for me! This week has been a little more interesting. Not only did I celebrate my …

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Nashville American Idol Audition

If you haven’t already heard the news, let me be the first to break it to you – Nashville is the site for the first American Idol Audition for Season 10! Sure, I’m too old. Ok, so Saturday is my birthday. But should that stop me from joining the 10,000 who have already pre-registered? According to my husband…yes. Well, for …

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Pantry Solutions for Healthy Eating Plans: Condiments

Thanks for continuing on our pantry solutions for healthy eating plans series. The journey continues in week four with: Condiments. It’s interesting how many calories are hidden in our condiments. Perhaps worse than the calorie count, according to Jenni Oates (from HealthyOates.com), is what’s on the ingredient list. Not sure what to look for? Then you are DEFINITELY going to …

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My Online Weight Loss Journal: Week 4

Can you believe it’s been 4 weeks since I started this online weight loss journal! (and on video through our healthy pantry series!). Are you still hanging with me? I hope so, because it’s just starting to get exciting! I finally realized that I can’t expect to sit on the computer all day and still lose weight. I felt I …

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Is my skin hard?

The other day we were in the restroom at a bookstore. While I was waiting for Britton, I started sampling the hand lotion they had on display. I must have audibly made some yummy noise, because B promptly asked from his stall, “What’s that, mommy?” “Hand lotion,” I told him. ‘What’s that for?” He kept inquiring. “To make your skin …

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Kids Craft: Summer Scrapbook Day 5

It’s Day 5 of our Summer Scrapbook kids craft and today’s letter is: E Our character theme is: Excel Our verse for today: But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us —see that you also excel in this grace of giving. – 2 Corinthians 8:7 Enjoy capturing …

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Kids Craft: Summer Scrapbook Day 4

It’s Day 4 of our Summer Scrapbook kids craft and today’s letter is: D Our character theme is: Devoted Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. ~ Romans 12:10 Enjoy capturing all your favorite summer activities and memories that start with the letter “D”. Encourage your kids by looking over their work from the …

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