Halloween According to Me

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I was raised in a very conservative religion, one that didn’t celebrate holidays, especially one as blatantly pagan as Halloween.  There was NO dressing up as a fairy, princess or super hero.  There was NO trick-or-treating.  There was NO handing out candy.  Yeah – we were the family that turned the lights off and pretended […]

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Song of the Week Featuring Gabrielle Aplin’s The Power of Love

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Thank you BBC1 for turning me on to yet another amazing British artist.  This time it’s solo artist Gabrielle Aplin with the song The Power of Love.  Seriously – both the song and video are chill-inducing.  What the heck is chill-inducing you ask?  It’s when you have chills up your arms because it’s THAT freakin’ […]

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Eat More Cookies, it’s National Cookie Month

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Oh gosh! I missed giving you a recipe last week for National Cookie Month. So sorry!! But I’ll make it up to you by sharing my family’s favorite cookie for the holidays, a Jewish bite-sized pastry called, Rugelach. If you’ve never had it – just think of butter, cinnamon and flaky crust. It’s like eating […]

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A Different Kind of Debut

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Well, it’s offiicial.  This former half-miler who never ran over a six-mile long run in college or an eight-miler post-collegiately is running a half-marathon.  The Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Half to be exact.  Can you believe it?  Neither can I.  Especially given the fact that just over three months ago, I could barely run one-mile […]

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Five Reasons Why

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I have THE BEST volunteer gig, working in the Media Center of my daughter’s school.  I could go on and on about why it’s so freakin’ amazing, but I’ve narrowed it down to a new feature on my blog called Five Reasons Why:  Number Five: A book nerd surrounded by thousands and thousands of books. […]

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New Music Tuesday: Elastic Heart by Sia

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So you know how I listen to BBC Radio 1 to stay up to date on new music headed our way.  Last week they debuted another single from the Catching Fire soundtrack – Elastic Heart by Sia featuring The Weeknd and Diplo.  The first few stanzas of Elastic Heart actually reminded me of Rhianna, but […]

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The Last Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You’ll Ever Need

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Did you know that October is National Cookie Month?  Neither did I, but being that I L-O-V-E cookies, I will gladly join in the celebration!  I’ll share some of my favorite cookie recipes throughout the month.  And feel free to share some of your favorites with me too!  Just post in the comments and I’ll […]

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October 1st – A Magical Day for Disney World

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It was forty-two years ago today, that Disney World opened its doors to the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.  Entrance into Magic Kingdom.  Believe it or not, I took this photo with my iPhone. I happen to believe that Disney World is one of the most magical places on earth. Honestly – it’s ruined most […]

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New Music–CHVRCHES

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It’s new music Tuesday for the Scottish trio CHVRCHES.  I love this play on letters.  And yes, I agree with this BBC article – you must use all caps when writing, err typing their name. (And don’t forget the “E”) Today their debut studio album Bones of What You Believe is released in the States.  […]

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