The Power of Touch
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The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch

I think it’s safe to say that everyone has felt the power of touch at some point in their life; from a simple squeeze of the hand to a full-body hug. One simple touch can open a floodgate of emotions, bring a sense of calm, a feeling of serenity or a surge of strength, in times […]

Valentine’s Day has gone to the Dogs


We all know what February 14th is (even if some of us choose to ignore it)–yes, it’s Valentine’s Day. Those of us who do celebrate, will go out and buy cards, treats and gifts for our friends and loved ones; but does that include our dogs? What about our favorite fur-babies? Have you ever thought about… […]

3 Tips to Make Blogging Easier

3 tips to make blogging easier

If you’re a blogger or a writer–whether you’re just starting out or have been at it for a while, I bet you’re looking for tips, tricks and hacks to make blogging easier. Don’t feel bad about that; the way life is today–any time we can find a way to make things easier, it’s good! So I sat […]

Knott’s Berry Farm Goes Pink for the Cure

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For the second year in a row, Knott’s Berry Farm and Susan G. Komen Orange County are working together to raise money for breast cancer awareness, services and research. I was recently invited to attend a special event to help Knott’s go Pink for the Cure, and hear my inspirational, genuine and strong-beyond-words friend–Jaime Jenkins from Polka […]

Del Taco Turkey Tacos–Contest is Closed

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Are you tired of the lunchtime burger-go-round? Where do you want to go to lunch today? If you hang out with me, you’ll know that as much as I like burgers, they get old. Hello Del Taco! I’ve talked about them and their menu options before; and I’m doing it again today. But with a twist. Just […]

My Resolution for 2015–Reboot

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With the start of every new year, the tradition of creating resolutions begins; to review the past, to see what has worked and what needs work, and to put pen to paper and create a path for the coming year. Making Resolutions The whole idea of making resolutions goes along with the definition of the word […]

Bruschetta in Minutes

bruschetta dinner

Are you looking for a fast, easy side to go with your spaghetti? Or a quick snack to put together for a party? This home-made bruschetta recipe will have your kitchen smelling delicious in no time. And take it from me, thank goodness it’s fast and easy–because you’ll be making it all the time once everyone has tried […]

Woolite Everyday Detergent

Woolite Everyday laundry detergent

I recently agreed to review Woolite Everyday detergent. I was provided with samples to use and review; but all opinions are my own. When I was a teenager, my mom turned my clothes-washing duties over to me. I think she was tired of me forgetting to remove the masking tape I used to hem my […]

Tips for Finding a New Normal

finding a new normal

How is your day going so far? Is it a normal day? Have you ever thought about what that means–normal? What about when you’re out of sorts? If you’re like me, then all you can think about is getting back to normal (whatever that may be to you). Where’s My Normal? If you’ve been around me […]

Besame Vanilla Brightening Powder

besame vanilla brightening powder

Disclosure: I received a complimentary compact of Besame Vanilla Brightening Powder, along with a vial of Decades of Fragrance 1920, while attending the annual Besame Holiday Party this month. Holiday parties are springing up everywhere. Have you attended any good ones yet? What, you’re not ready to dress up and party? Don’t stress; parties are supposed […]

Live on Purpose and Pay it Forward

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The following is a guest post by Shannon Higgins. I hope you’ll take a minute to read what she has to say, and consider the request that she’s making. Please let us know how you Pay It Forward in the comments below, when you’re finished. Thanks! Education has always been a high priority and a […]

Just Right by Purina


Please note that this post is part of a Brand Ambassadorship with Just Right by Purina. All opinions written here are my own. #JustRightbyPurina As a pet owner in general, and a dog owner in particular, I have always made it a point to find the best, healthiest dog food I can for my furmaly. […]

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!-Closed

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Can you believe that Christmas is less than 2 months away?? This year has flown by for me, and I have not even begun to think about shopping yet! One thing I do know, however, is that I will be doing most of it on I do practically all of my gift shopping on […]

20 Foods Dogs should Never Eat (Infographic)

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A few years back, I was working in a dog bakery as one of my part-time jobs. It was there that I learned a lot about which foods you should and shouldn’t be feeding your dog. The owner had gone through an internship and did a great deal of studying to find the healthiest things to […]

Becoming a Caregiver

photo byD. Sharon Pruitt, photographer & creator of simple visuals
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For those of you who don’t know–I have spent the last month in Texas, helping out as caregiver for my mom, who has Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. But this post is not necessarily about her, or her disease. Today I’m writing for me (and maybe for you). I’ve been trying to figure out what I’m feeling, let it out […]