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Six Years of Favorites

On March 2nd, 2012, I hit “publish” on this post, and justlikethat set into motion a six-year adventure that has resulted in 566 expositions detailing my life, my family, my opinions, my reactions, my observations, and, naturally, my favorites. The blog looked a lot different six years ago. So did my girls, who for years…

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Life Lately

Life lately: two little words that can mean a multitude of things, depending on the situation … the day … even the moment. I’m happy to report that for me, life lately is anything but exciting. Yeah, you read that right: happy that my life lately is not exciting. Or eventful. Or remarkable.   With…

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‘This Is Us’ review — Post-Mortem

Warning: This entire post contains spoilers from the February 4th and 6th episodes of  This Is Us. If you have not watched them yet, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR. Go watch right now. Put your children in time out. Make up a reason. Leave work if you must. Then come back here and discuss.  11:06 p.m.…

‘This Is Us’ Review: It could happen to anyone

‘This Is Us’ Review: It could happen to anyone

Warning: This entire post contains spoilers from the January 23 episode of  This Is Us. If you have not watched it yet, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR. Go watch it right now. Put your children in time out. Make up a reason. Leave work if you must. Then come back here and discuss.    via GIPHY This…

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New Year Favorite-palooza

  Same. At this point I think we all know that I don’t really tend to stick to things for a sustained amount of time, so it’s no surprise that I hate resolutions. Let’s be real, the whole “drink less Chardonnay” thing only lasts until like January 6th so I don’t even bother anymore. I…

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Ho Ho Holiday Favorites VI

Okay, let’s get one thing out of the way before we dive into this delightful stew of holiday fun, shall we? I am done apologizing for not being a good blogger anymore. And by good I mean consistent, obviously. I’ve come to terms with the fact, that, much like my children, the blog has grown…

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My baby, the Cabbage Patch Kid

I never had a Cabbage Patch Kid. I think maybe it was because in the early 80’s when they really took off and became popular I was too old to play with dolls. Or maybe it was because they were ugly as shit. Whichever it was, the fact that I was never a fan became…

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The “Red” Bathroom

I’m not ashamed about aging. In fact, I make it a point to celebrate it every March. And by celebrate it I mean bemoan the fact and complain about neck wrinkles and failing eyesight and a horrifying intolerance to drinking after 10 p.m. before doing a quick 180 and offering up gratefulness for all of the…

9/11 ~ Our stories remain the same, as does our strength.

9/11 ~ Our stories remain the same, as does our strength.

For the past five years that I’ve had this little blog, I’ve reposted this story on 9/11. Why? Because we all have our stories from that horrific day, and despite how much we’d like to, we can’t make them change. And because as the years fly by, it’s important to remember not only how things changed that…

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Chicken Fiesta Bowl ~ EASY to make, EASIER to eat

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know I’ve been silent for the past month (or so) and haven’t really delivered on that whole “I’m motivated to write more!!” thing I was spouting about in my last post, but it’s summer, ya’ll, and as you can see, I’ve been busy. So what’s motivated me to turn away from…

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Friday Favorites: Back in the saddle

Happy Friday, friends! I’m writing this post in the car riding up to my Happy Place, so it being a Friday Favorite post is totally fitting. To top it off, it’s our very first official cabin weekend of the summer — one we’re extending for four days because of our 24th wedding anniversary on Monday…

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Friday Favorites: Avocado toast + me = TLA

No need to adjust your antennae, refresh your browser, or rush to the DMV to get your vision checked, you guys. You’re absolutely seeing this correctly. Post #2 in the same week. It’s practically like the first years of YMFT, isn’t it? You know, the years between 2012 and 2014 where I took the oversharing thing…