Real Life

Ladies, can we have a real, honest conversation?  Today I want to discuss gifts for the teacher - the ones teachers really want.  I know that Teacher Appreciation Week is approaching in a few short weeks, and many of you are trying to come up with adorable gifts for your little one to take to his/her teacher.  Well, let me help you with this task.  After all, you don't really KNOW this teacher.  It's hard to figure out something good, right?  I know exactly what the teacher really wants. I remember the days when I searched high and low for an adorable teacher gift.  You ...
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Hello peeps!  How's your week going?  It's been a bit of a tough week around here.  Lots of visits back and forth to the hospital ~ that's a post for another time though.  Anyway, sorry to have been a little MIA this week.  I'm sure things will get back to the normal routine soon.  In the meantime, here is this week's Hodgepodge. 1. Tell us about a time you felt like you were 'flying by the seat of your pants'. Every.  Single.  Day 2.  When or where would you most like to be 'a fly on the wall'? I have actually recently used this phrase ...
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I am one of those girls who likes to look put together when I go out.  Make no mistake.  I said I LIKE to.  It does not always work out that way.  I am a real girl living in the real world.  I have 3 kids, a house to clean, meals to cook, and endless things on my TO DO list - just like everyone else.  Sometimes pulled together is just not going to happen.  However, I find that if I just put on a little lipstick and mascara I feel MUCH better and don't look so much like a walking corpse.  Lipstick is one ...
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Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  As usual, I have a few little things that I am wondering about this week.  These are my totally random thoughts (wonderings) and I share them in hopes that someone will tell me they wonder about the same thing.  C'mon, please tell me that some of you have these totally random things cross your mind with seemingly no reason at all.  Anyway, let's not waste another minute, but get right to it. Caramel Car-uh-mel or care-a mel?  Which is the correct way to say it?  And for that matter, what about carmul?  How can one little word and ...
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Happy Thursday!  I am so glad we are one step closer to the weekend.  Aren't you?  I have jumped in with  From this Side of the Pond again this week to answer her Hodgepodge questions.  It's always fun to see what she comes up with.  It's even more fun to see what other bloggers write for their answers.  It's funny how we read questions differently.  Anyway, without further ado, on to the questions. 1. April is Lawn and Garden Month. On a scale of 1-10 what's the current state of your lawn and/or garden. (10=a showpiece, 1=send in the professionals). Tell us about any lawn ...
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Dressing Age Appropriate As you may have read, I went to the Round Top Antiques Show this past weekend.  I always have so much fun when I go.  We love to shop, have girl time, and escape our everyday responsibilities.  In addition, it provides some great people watching.  This brings my to one of this week's I wonder.  Is there an age that a woman reaches where some clothing items are no longer an option for her?  Perhaps not age appropriate?  Now, I am a firm believer that age is just a number and we can hold off aging with exercise, taking good care of ...
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I guess it would be redundant for me to ask you to guess where I went over the weekend.  I kind of gave it away in the title, huh?  Still, I am somewhat amazed.  I have lived in Texas all my life and I had no idea we had a tulip farm.  Moreover, it is only about 45 minutes from me.  Along with the fact that tulips are one of my favorite flowers, this outing was a no-brainer.  So, today I'm going to share with you everything you need to know about visiting Texas Tulips. First of all, you can find Texas Tulips in Aubrey, Texas ...
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EI am excited to participate in this week's Hodgepodge from  From This Side of the Pond.  I haven't even read the questions yet so you and I will get to go through them together.   🙂  So, let's see what this week's questions are. 1. 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder'  What's something you've seen recently that you thought was beautiful? Well, I actually have an answer to this one.  Earlier this week, I was reading another blog and saw that Cassie from hi Sugarplum purchased a piece of art at a charity event.  It was so beautiful to me.  Immediately,  I thought that ...
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Hey friends!  As a new blogger, I am learning as I go.  To say there is a huge learning curve is an understatement.  It's not as easy as writing a post and sending it out into the blogosphere.  Not at least if you want to grow a real following or grow a business.  In order to achieve that you have to play the social media game too.  That alone is a full-time job.  You have to get your content out there and reach a lot of people.  And, you have to do it multiple times a day on a consistent basis. Many of you are, ...
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Hello!  I'm glad you stopped by today.  Things have been pretty busy around my house lately.  How about you?  Is it that way for everyone this time of year?   Lots of house projects, landscaping, and keeping up with 3 boys.  Well, it's time to jump into this week's wonderings.  The things that I have randomly run through my mind at one time or another. Blogging This blogging thing is a lot more time-consuming than I thought.  I had no idea what all was involved.  I have been on a HUGE learning curve and have no idea if I'm even "doing it right."  That may ...
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