What did you read this Summer?

Labor Day is behind us and the kids are back in school, the days are getting shorter… so, hopefully we can all find some time this Fall to curl up with a good book. I recently participated in one of those FaceBook chains that I generally ignore. This one was in support of literacy promotion […]

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“Preparing” for Hurricane Dorian

Sorry I’ve been distracted with Hurricane Dorian headed toward the eastern seaboard. You would not know from watching the sunrise yesterday what was swirling mere hundreds of miles away. I’ve been told the surf and wind started to pick up a bit yesterday and have intensified this morning. All coastal areas are under mandatory evacuation […]

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Meal Prep For Success

Wow! I feel ready to tackle the week. I spent a couple hours last night with my current binge on Netflix, Mindhunter, on in the background while I cooked up a storm! First up was getting ready for lunches – Friday is a splurge day, I have lunch plans with one of my besties. Having […]

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Happy Birthday Wolf 1

Happy Birthday to my oldest wolf who turns 21 today. Indulge me in a little Mom reminiscing because for the life of me, I can’t figure out where 21 years have gone so quickly. You have ventured out from the wolf pack, aka your brothers. I would not call you a lone wolf although you […]

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Ghost Kitchens. Friend or Foe?

This quote from a recent Forbes article really scares me. “In high labor cost markets, ghost restaurants can bring down the price of handmade meals, and at the end of the day, convenience will always win. Cooking on a daily basis is a mandatory chore that many people hate. By enhancing the whole value chain […]

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Laugh Often and Out Loud

My oldest son is a prankster. Always has been. Always will be. When he comes home to visit, I know for week’s after I’ll find little surprises around the house that will have me in stiches. The latest was finding a can of Sun-Dried Georgia Possum amidst my canned goods, right next to the Starkist […]

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Why Travel?

Getting out of your comfort zone is one of the best ways to challenge yourself, to stretch, and to grow as a person. And travel is one of the best ways to move yourself out of your comfort zone. Please don’t associate the word travel with a once in a lifetime trip, it is so […]

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The Virtual Reality of the 1800’s

The Battle of Atlanta in 1864 was a defining moment in the Civil War and it’s captured in breathtaking detail in an immersive 360° painting that stands nearly 50 feet high and is longer than a football field. These paintings, once quite famous, are called Cycloramas, and were created as touring exhibits back in the […]

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Nurturing a food island

Is there anything better than homegrown tomatoes in Summer? Yes, your very own homegrown tomatoes. This is year two of my adventure into community gardening. It’s an inexpensive, easy way to work on your green thumb. I’ve repeated my rookie mistake again this year of planting too many tomato plants and having them take over […]

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