Kids are Thankful for the Darnedest Things


What are you thankful for?

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As Thanksgiving quickly approaches I am reminded of all that I have to be thankful for: God, family, friends, a home, food on the table, and a plethora of other things.

thankful My heart is so full of gratitude.

I considered writing about all the things I am thankful for, but decided that there is another group of people who have a different and maybe more pure aspect on thankfulness. Our children.

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What Dating Has Taught Me About Commitment


Erica’s post on commitment is definitely worth the share!

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What Dating Has Taught Me About Commitment. Or rather, “What Online Dating has Taught me About LACK of Commitment.”

It’s no secret that I’m single ; I’ve written frequently about it on this blog. I haven’t always been single, but for the majority of my life I have been. To me, being single is comfortable.

That doesn’t mean I don’t desire a relationship, though. No, I have a DEEP desire to find the one I want to spend my life with. Marriage is one of my biggest dreams, and I truly do hope it is in my future.  But the journey to whoever my knight and shining armor may be, has been quite the bumpy road , but I’ve learned a great deal (spoiler: he might not be a knight in shining armor).

Heart in the woods

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Ridiculously Quick & Easy Basil Bean Dip (& a Simple Sandwich)


This looks amazing! Anyone else want to try this recipe with me?

The Grateful Grazer

Ridiculously Quick & Easy Basil Bean Dip - The Grateful Grazer

Between work, family, friends, travel, and spending some QT with my pup, life can get pretty hectic.  Sometimes it seems like a struggle just to get food on the table…and I know I’m not alone. A 2011 study looking at 34 mostly Western countries found that Americans spend the least amount of time preparing food (30 minutes compared to an average 2 hours and 8 minutes). We also spend less time actually eating it (1 hour and 14 minutes compared to an average 1 hour and 41 minutes). Between our busy-is-better corporate culture, abundance of fast food restaurants and the dominance of packaged “convenience foods” over “real food” in grocery stores, I can’t say I was surprised by these results. But what impact are our busy schedules having on our health (and our waistlines)? Notably, this study also concluded that Americans are twice as likely to be obese, have a…

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