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1. A Perfect Orange Day
A Perfect Orange Day
Out of the night, a perfect day begins with a small sliver of orange peeping above the horizon. Then slowly that small piece of brightness grows into a big orange ball, eliminating the darkness and bringing warmth to all it shines upon. And a new day dawns bringing with it endless possibilities o...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:22:03
2. More Than Ten Reasons to Visit Texas
More Than Ten Reasons to Visit Texas
There is something for everyone in the great state of Texas. Favorite places I have chosen are related to Texas culture, Texas history, and/or Texas beauty. From El Paso to the Bayou Border of Louisiana--From the Texas Panhandle to the Beautiful Gulf Coast, Texas has it all and it truly is "a wh...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:50
3. Deborah Leigh Alexander's "A Wounded Daughter's Survival"
Deborah Leigh Alexander's
In this true story, a wounded daughter shows how emotional abuse damages lives. It tells of survival, discovery, forgiveness, and healing, giving hope that a functional future is possible. I share my story hoping to bring awareness to childhood emotional abuse. In my research, I have discovered ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:53
4. The Hula Hoop--A Fun Way to Stay in Shape
The Hula Hoop--A Fun Way to Stay in Shape
Did you love to Hula Hoop as a kid? Do you still enjoy Hula Hooping today? I believe Hula Hooping is an activity you never out grow! Once you learn the Hula Hoop moves, it never leaves you. It's kind of like learning to ride a bicycle, once you master it, you never forget how. And more importan...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:22:05
5. Visiting a Texas Vineyard
Visiting a Texas Vineyard
Are you up for a trip to the Texas wine country, a get-a-way sure to give your spirits a lift? If so, a great adventure awaits you at any one of the many Texas vineyards located throughout the state. The intrigue of experiencing and tasting many varieties of wine, all blended and aged to perfecti...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:51
6. Candy Crush Brownies
Candy Crush Brownies
Candy Crush Brownies are easy to make and a real treat for anyone who loves chocolate and peppermint together. This recipe is one of my husband's favorites and one he has enjoyed since he was a child. It's always extra nice to prepare a tasty recipe for your husband and it's a bonus when that des...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:31:54
7. Great-Grandmother's Christmas Cookies
Great-Grandmother's Christmas Cookies
This cookie recipe has been a part of our family's Christmas celebrations for at least seven generations (that we know of). It originated in England and was brought to America with a family passing through Ellis Island and settling in Brooklyn, New York. That Brooklyn family would become part of ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:28:26
8. Homemade Ice Cream Made Easy
Homemade Ice Cream Made Easy
Homemade ice cream, in my opinion, is an essential summertime treat. There is nothing like making your own ice cream. No other frozen dessert can compare in flavor and texture. Plus making it yourself can be a family activity for everyone to take part in and enjoy, especially if you use the old ...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:28:26
9. There's Only One Tigger & There's Only One You
There's Only One Tigger & There's Only One You
What is it about Tigger that makes him so likeable and fun to watch? Could it be his ever-present enthusiasm or maybe his abundant energy? Maybe it is an inner trait that is not so apparent on first sight but becomes clear the more you get to know the true Tigger. Whatever it is that draws us to ...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:22:03
10. Catch Phrase is Loads of Family Fun!
Catch Phrase is Loads of Family Fun!
One memorable afternoon several years ago, our family needed a fun activity to transform the hum-drum atmosphere into one of fun and excitement. To change bored faces into smiles and laughter all we required was a challenging, interactive game of skill and chance. Then the answer unexpectedly pop...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:52
11. Dinner Under the Stars
Dinner Under the Stars
With longer nights and shorter days, everyday activities enjoyed in the moonlight add a new aspect of fun and adventure. A simple dinner cooked in your backyard, heated by burning logs in the brass fire pit becomes an outdoor, starlight feast. Of course, the menu is really not so fancy since in t...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:31:57
12. Belgian Waffles, A Family Celebration
Belgian Waffles, A Family Celebration
One of my family's favorite breakfast meals is Belgian Waffles and Waffle Iron Day on June 29 is a perfect reason to enjoy this delicious breakfast. Waffles, a tasty, aromatic treat has become a tradition for our family and one our kids ask for when they return home for a visit. It was the break...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:50
13. It's Family Vacation Time--Oh Where, Oh Where Does the Little Dog Go?
It's Family Vacation Time--Oh Where, Oh Where Does the Little Dog Go?
Meet Mollee, the Shorkie--Mollee's breed is a cross between a Yorkie and a Shih Tzu. She is a happy little dog who listens well and tries hard to please. Mollee lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area with her family--Michael, Melissa, McKinlee, and Mason. When they adopted her, it was a give...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:50
14. The 5K Fun Run
The 5K Fun Run
The 5K fun run is a great activity for many reasons. It is really "fun" just as the title says. It's a very social way to get and/or remain healthy. As you can see, the 5K I signed up for had an endless sea of people, in all over 4,000 signed up to participate. Training for a 5K is motivation for...
Sports & Recreation - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:34
15. How To Make the Best Cornbread Ever!
How To Make the Best Cornbread Ever!
Country cooking tastes the best and this recipe is one that my Grandma taught me to make at age four. Yes, I was a little small to do everything but Grandma let me do the parts that I was safely able to. And even though I did not handle the hot skillet, I learned exactly what was required to make...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:20:45
16. Our Son, An Officer, a Gentleman, and an Endodontist
Our Son,  An Officer, a Gentleman, and an Endodontist
On June 1, my son, Jason received his diploma certifying him as an Endodontist. His recent graduation culminated the years of schooling, hard work, dedication, and a commitment to live his dream. My husband and I were blessed to be present and a part of this milestone celebration with Jason. The ...
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:53
17. Tiny, Tasty Sugar Cookies
Tiny, Tasty Sugar Cookies
Christmas cookies are a tradition for my husband's family that has not changed for generations. The recipe we use today was used by his great-grandmother in Brooklyn, New York when his grandparents were just children. Then his mother grew up making the same cookies throughout the years. She, in t...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:49
18. Shamrocks, Sweet Treats, and Leprechauns
Shamrocks, Sweet Treats, and Leprechauns
Well Hello and Welcome! Happy St. Patrick's Day! What will you do to celebrate this special holiday? Any special plans and/or a unique menu? Is the traditional Irish feast of corned beef and cabbage, plus potatoes and carrots on your agenda? That is some good food! I share several sweet, gree...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:23:34
19. Nature's Sparkle
Nature's Sparkle
So many things sparkle, glisten, shimmer, and shine. Fingernail polish, lip gloss, a brightly decorated New Years party, or Tinkerbells fairy dust just for a few examples. But in my opinion, the most beautiful things that sparkle come straight from nature, lit with natural sparkle from the sun. ...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:52
20. The Lone Ranger Rides Again
The Lone Ranger Rides Again
With a new version of The Lone Ranger, starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp, soon to hit theaters everywhere, it seems appropriate to remember the history of this legend. As a child, I enjoyed watching reruns of The Lone Ranger where good always prevailed over evil. Wonder if the new version wil...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:33
21. Recipe for Taco Salad with Homemade Chips
Recipe for Taco Salad with Homemade Chips
Taco Salad is an easy, complete meal all in one, and a recipe that has been in my family for years. This is an attractive, delicious salad that is cool,crispy, spicy, meaty, flavorful, creamy, and just plain yummy! It can be modified to suit individual taste preferences--mild, spicy, or filled w...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:31:57
22. HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY
January 6 has always been a dual purpose day of celebration in my life. This special date has significance for two specific reasons. First of all January 6, 1912 was the day my grandmother was born. And January 6, 1912 was also the exact date that the state I was born in joined the United States ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:28:26
23. Returning to Prayer is America's Hope
Returning to Prayer is America's Hope
The year was 1969 and I was only nine years old when the school year began. I would turn ten in October. It was a year destined to bring very postive change into my life. The beginnings of emotional healing began stirring and even though my physical circumstances remained dysfunctional and damagi...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:24:43
24. Favorite 70's Movies and Music
Favorite 70's Movies and Music
The 1970's was a fun era--it had it's own kind of music, movies, TV shows, fashion, and uniqueness. It was a good time to be a teenager. Old photos easily pinpoint the '70's due to hairstyles, shoes, cars, leisure suits, sedgefield jeans, or famous "ditto" jeans for teenage girls -- all being giv...
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:50
25. Psycho--Dinner and a Movie
Psycho--Dinner and a Movie
Few movies have had an impact like Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho. Filmed back in late 1959 and early 1960, it still retains its element of horror for todays viewers, just as it did when it debuted well over 50 years ago. Almost all who have watched the shower scene in Psycho, if they are honest, have ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:53
26. The Miracle of Water
The Miracle of Water
Water, the life giving necessity produced through a natural miracle, is not possible to humanly duplicate. Can you imagine getting through even one day without access to water? Are you prone to take its very existence for granted? Maybe we get into a rut and give little thought to how it would fe...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:33
27. Living a Genuine Miracle
Living a Genuine Miracle
Traveling along lifes roads, you never know exactly what might lie ahead. Sometimes things encountered may feel very bad at the onset, but then eventually turn into life changing experiences that make you forever better and stronger. In America, November 11 is set aside to honor our military vet...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:31:57
28. Women in the Circle
Women in the Circle
My daughter blessed me with an early birthday present to the September Women of Faith event in Dallas, Texas. (. . .an early birthday present since my birthday is in October.) My daughters mother-in-law, Joyce also joined us for this special treasured celebration. I had been looking forward to at...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:53
29. The Magnificent Ladybug & Her Astounding Contribution
The Magnificent Ladybug & Her Astounding Contribution
What makes this tiny, colorful beetle so valuable? Even though I did not really understand what ladybugs did to contribute so enormously in their unseen world that was very tiny and invisible to the eye of most humans, I was taught at a very young age that the ladybug was on an important mission....
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:28:27
30. The Beauty of St Paul Minnesota
The Beauty of St Paul Minnesota
The intriguing atmosphere of St Paul Minnesota invites and captures the love of those who visit this beautiful city. I have been fortunate to visit many times and have truly enjoyed every experience. From the shimmering snow illuminated by city lights falling from the sky in the winter to the cri...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:34
31. Review of a Wounded Daughter's Survival
Review of a Wounded Daughter's Survival
In order for victims of childhood emotional abuse to live a functional life, it is necessary for them to find healing. This in turn, helps them avoid passing on their damage to others. "A Wounded Daughter's Survival" shares through true life experience how to heal, how to build positive relations...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:50
32. It's a Wonderful Life--A Movie for Christmas
It's a Wonderful Life--A Movie for Christmas
Why I Love This Classic Movie It's a Wonderful Life is one of the all time favorite Christmas movies ever made. I look forward to watching it each year at Christmas time. It provides a great reminder of the profound difference one life can make. If you have never watched this movie starring the ...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:33
33. Personal Treadmill Adds Convenience & Ease to Workout Schedules
Personal Treadmill Adds Convenience & Ease to Workout Schedules
We are all familiar with the old saying, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." It also may be said that routinely walking on a treadmill could provide that same benefit. There are many health-related benefits from consistent work-outs that get the body in motion and the heart pumping. From per...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:52
34. Cherry Cordials from Grandma
Cherry Cordials from Grandma
aka Home-made Chocolate Covered Cherries One of the first Christmas gifts my husband received from my Grandma was her famous home-made chocolate-covered cherries. I call them famous because in our family they were a treasured gift to receive and even though Grandma has not been with us for almos...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:31:56
35. Counting My Blessings on Mothers Day
Counting My Blessings on Mothers Day
Life is all about relationships. The way we value and get along with people who are special to us is of the utmost importance. These relationships should be key parts of life that we nurture and treasure most. Through the parenting relationship, we can pass on our greatest legacy by teaching our ...
Relationships & Family - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:04:11
36. Decorations That Speak "It's Christmas Time Again"
Decorations That Speak
What says, "It's Christmas!" to you? Is it a favorite ornament on the Christmas tree, thousands of twinkling lights, the Snowman who has become part of the family, or the all important Nativity scene? Could you add other unique family treasures to the list? The beautiful display of familiar thin...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:31:56
37. Favorite Winter Beverages
Favorite Winter Beverages
Hot beverages are a big part of staying warm in the winter. Everyone loves to cozy up with something warm to drink while sitting by a large roaring fire as the snow flies by. With the proper appliances, coffee, tea, milk, and chocolate can be transformed into a wide variety of favorite beverages...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:33
38. Sweet & Simple Sweet Potatoes
Sweet & Simple Sweet Potatoes
The Dilemma As a newlywed one of the first things I discovered about my husband was that he did not like sweet potatoes. My grandma's method of preparation was the traditional candied kind but that was exactly the kind my husband refused to eat. To him, the thought of eating orange potatoes cove...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:28:26
39. Footloose the 1984 Hit Movie & Soundtrack
Footloose the 1984 Hit Movie & Soundtrack
My favorite 1980's movie would no doubt be Footloose! I loved the music that fills the screen from beginning to end and Kevin Bacon is one of my favorite actors. The scenes are full of energy and quickly get your feet to movin'. I challenge anyone to remain perfectly still while watching Footloos...
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:28:26
40. Enjoying a Great Lobster Dinner
Enjoying a Great Lobster Dinner
Do you love Lobster? Then get ready for your mouth to water! This is one delicious celebration in honor of the Lobster. One of life's simple pleasures is enjoying your favorite meal with the one you love . . .and there is no better way to celebrate this special day set aside for Love than by sha...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:31:57
41. FEBRUARY 14--A Day for Love, Romance & Chocolate
FEBRUARY 14--A Day for Love, Romance & Chocolate
How do you define Love ... Is it an emotion that makes you happy, a feeling you have for a person, or a word you use to describe food? According to Wikipedia--Love is an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment. Love is also a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:31:56
42. Christmas Gift--A Family Tradition
Christmas Gift--A Family Tradition
When thinking over our family traditions, several possibilities came to mind, beginning with Thanksgiving and going all the way up to New Year's Day. I had much to choose from . . . Would it be Thanksgiving when the family gathered for a feast of succulent Thanksgiving turkey, Grandma's dressing...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:31:57
43. A Halloween Pumpkin
A Halloween Pumpkin
What would you do if you opened your front door one morning in October and found a happy, bright orange Halloween pumpkin sitting there? Naturally, you would wonder how the pumpkin got there? Now begins a mystery that may never be solved. And an adventure for your special Halloween character--Mr...
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:52
44. What's in Your Drinking Water?
What's in Your Drinking Water?
Could the water you drink daily be filled with contaminants that are harmful to your health or even deadly? The glass of water you draw from the tap looks clean, clear, and pure. However, looks can be deceiving. In fact, the water that appears healthy may contain unhealthy chemicals, carcinogens...
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:28:26
45. Our Amazing Jamaican Tour
Our Amazing Jamaican Tour
A topic about me could include many things. I like to read, write, spend time with my family, savor a great meal in a fine restaurant, relax on a lazy day with my loving husband, or even create something delicious in the kitchen. But I believe my love for traveling and seeing new things would mak...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:33
46. A Book of Emotional Healing
A Book of Emotional Healing
I read many books this year but the one I would have to choose as favorite is the one I wrote, published, and read numerous times. I believe this book brings to light the blight on society as a whole that needs to be addressed, healed, and eradicated. Understanding this problem could lead to a br...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:22:03
47. Music's Healing Power
Music's Healing Power
Healing has come to my life many times through music. Throughout my journey of revisiting the past, it has become apparent that music played a major role in my emotional healing. My earliest memories of music are with my Grandma Ada, playing her records as we sang and danced. It seemed to bring a...
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:34
48. Festive Broccoli Casserole
Festive Broccoli Casserole
Although our family enjoys this recipe any time of the year, it is especially good to accompany the Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey during the holiday season. It adds a festive, appealing appearance for Christmas in particular. But the addictive flavor is the best part and with just one taste, m...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:31:57
49. Professional Music Performance & Production
Professional Music Performance & Production
Jarrod is performing here with his band "Glass Tuxedo" in St. Paul Minnesota My husband Doug and I escaped the Texas heat and headed north to St Paul, Minnesota. However, our main purpose for the journey really had little to do with the weather, although it was a nice change from the Texas winte...
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:28:26
50. New England in the Fall
New England in the Fall
Few things are as beautiful as New England in the fall. One of my favorite vacations was experiencing that beauty at just the right time of year when temperature changes create a canvas of trees and foliage vibrant with color. Everywhere you look sits a landscape alive with enchantment, shouting ...
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:53
51. A Book About You
A Book About You
Have you ever thought about reading a romance novel where you and your beloved starred as the main characters? A personal book containing adventures that you live throughout each page, adventures which otherwise are escapades only dreamed of or probably never even imagined. One of the best Chris...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:50
52. The Night I Died On a Texas Highway
The Night I Died On a Texas Highway
One rainy autumn night, my husband and I were returning home from a day of shopping in Abilene, Texas. Traveling through the night in our new Chevrolet pickup, we listened to the first non-Christian CD we had bought in over five years. It was George Strait's newest music release containing the hi...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:53
53. Sugar Plum Gumdrop Tea Cookies
Sugar Plum Gumdrop Tea Cookies
Looking through my cookbooks for something special this year and different from the ordinary family traditions, I found these cute little cookies. They caught my eye because of the appealing decorations and were even more enticing because they are iced with white chocolate instead of normal cooki...
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:33
54. What Makes America Beautiful?
What Makes America Beautiful?
America definitely has physical beauty but it also has a strong patriotic beauty found in historic roots because of the people who founded America and gave this great country a strong foundation. You have probably heard many times before that freedom is not free. At Arlington National Cemetery i...
Culture & Society - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:28:26
55. Keurig - A Coffee Lovers Dream & So Much More . . .
Keurig - A Coffee Lovers Dream & So Much More . . .
It's been almost a year since I received my Keurig and it is a gift I have enjoyed almost everyday since last Christmas. This excellent electronic, kitchen appliance makes first cup fresh coffee with each serving. If you love coffee and wish for the convenience of a quick cup without the hassle o...
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:32:53
56. Pros and Cons of the Empty Nest
Pros and Cons of the Empty Nest
Airplane tickets and road trips are all too common when children grow up and move on into a new life of their own leaving Mom and Dad behind. Behind in an empty house to figure out just what they want to do with the remaining half of their life. When this point came in our lives, it was a great b...
Parenting & Kids - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:34
57. Building Life's Most Essential Relationship
Building Life's Most Essential Relationship
For me individually, a quest requiring the best book I ever read was easily answered. Only one book I have read could fit that description and it would be the Bible, God's Holy Word. Charles F. Stanley's Life Principles Bible is a favorite edition of that best book ever, which I enjoy and look fo...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:28:26
58. Our Family was Adopted by an Irresistible Kitten
Our Family was Adopted by an Irresistible Kitten
Magnet could best be described as a survivor. She showed up one day at our office in great need. This helpless kitten barely old enough to be away from her mother, if in fact she was even that old, was small enough to sit right in the palm of your hand. She was starving and spoke with a needy voi...
Pets & Animals - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:31:57
59. How To Make Happy Family Memories
How To Make Happy Family Memories
Sharing a "How To" method that could be beneficial was challenging. What topic did I know that well? Then I began filing through my mind for possibilities. Thinking, what could I possibly share that would be considered interesting and, most importantly, helpful. I then stopped on the one topic th...
Relationships & Family - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:33:34

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