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Running and Roca

This past Monday evening I ran in my first 5K ever. Please, hold your applause. This was a last-minute, irrational decision. 3 months ago some friends and I had planned on running in a 5k together, but there were some kid-conflicts and mommy guilt won out for me, so I...
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Camo and Cupcakes

So, I am not much of an outdoorsman. It’s unfortunate for my husband. He loves being outside and getting sweaty. He likes to hike on trails. …and while we’re on the topic of hiking…isn’t hiking just walking? Like, it sounds better if I say, “Phew, I just got back from...
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Summer in a cookie

So the latest addition of The Bachelorette has started.  I am embarrassed  to admit that while I understand that this show is ridiculous I can’t stop watching. After every season of either The Bachelor or The Bachelorette I ALWAYS say, “Never again.” And ALWAYS as soon as I see the...
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Cupcake Cake Flag

Summer is close people…are you happy? I am happy. Summer means no homework for the kids.  I am pretty sure I hate homework more now as an adult than I ever did as a student.  Having to beg my first grader to sit still and write his spelling words 3...
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Multiple Personalities

When someone in my life is in crisis I am willing to help in any way that I can… until now. You see, my cookie lovin’ peeps, I have a “friend” who is very confused. Within the past few months she has taken on all sorts of different identities…multiple personalities,...
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Cute and Easy Cupcakes

As a mom it feels like I am always making cupcakes for SOMETHING. Whether it be for a birthday party, soccer snack day or indulging a craving on any given day there is a cupcake being baked, or being planned. I want to help you ladies (or gentlemen?). A few...
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Anniversary Photo Cookies

I was a little nervous doing these…and before you get nervous too, please relax. I had done a little research after I was asked to make these cookies to make sure I would be able to do them before agreeing.  I have a problem with that sometimes…agreeing to things I...
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"Gumball" Cupcakes and a Discovery!

So let me start by saying that I saw this idea in a magazine…I don’t know when it was from, but I think it was a Rachael Ray magazine.  I tear pages out from magazines with recipes and/or ideas that I want to try, so I don’t have to save...
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Communion Season

It is apparently Communion “season”.  Not unlike allergy season it tends to fall in the Spring 😉 I am not super familiar with the Catholic religion, but I do know that a lot of kids in my area are making their first Holy Communion, so “season” seems appropriate. I am...
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Snackity Snack

There has been a lot of snacking at my house the past few yearsmonths weeks.  I know I instigate it.  It’s what I do.  I like to make lots of sweets  to just surround myself with…to have on-hand…just in case. In case of what, I am not entirely certain, but...
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Let’s Get This Party Started

So, I fancy myself a bit of a Krispie treat enthusiast. Let’s stop and think… Marshmallows…check Butter…check. Necessary filler (Rice Krispies) to hold to first ingredients together…check. Yes, as you can see the Krispies are a bit of a means to an end, so to say. They certainly taste fine,...
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Snack Attack

 Snacking. It’s bad.  BAD. I could snack all day and never eat a meal. Honestly, I don’t always snack on junk food, just usually. Tryin’ to keep it real, folks. I wish I could be one of those people who cut up fresh veggies at the beginning of the week...
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Summer lovin’

Are y’all ready for summer? I guess I am getting a little ahead of myself here, seeing as it just turned Spring and I should be happy enough with that, right? Well, I am ready for the warm weather, but the beachy, pooly part of summer I am not ready...
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A Marriage Ref and a Monster

I know I go on and on here complaining about things…my husband, my hair, the size of my thighs…and I just want all you out there to know that my life is pretty great.  It’s really just the silly things in life I like to complain about.  And there are...
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Wonder Pets Cookies

Don’t you wish life could be as simple as an episode of The Wonder Pets? Problems solved in 20 minutes with a healthy snack of celery at the end… better yet I wish that I counted celery as a snack! Am I right or am I right? So if you...
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Samoa Truffles

As most of you know it is Girl Scout cookie time again.  When else would I pay $4 for a box of pre-made, packaged cookies?  A box that holds only 12 moments of bliss. Well, I rationalize things, my friends… they only come once a year. That is my most...
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"Ohhh"…and a giveway!

So, like many of you out there we have a Wii. We got it last summer “for the kids” and have had hours of fun playing…we bowl, sword-fight, ping pong and box the heck out of it!After Christmas my kids wanted to get the next extension of the Wii ~...
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Meltaway Moments

Yesterday I was lucky enough to go to a gorgeous spa at a local-ish ski resort.  I went with 8 other super cool ladies who live around the corner. I know this sounds a bit indulgent, but I will tell you that a lady of leisure, I am not.  As...
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