• Friday Favorites: Florida Salt Scrubs

    There’s something about buying local that makes me smile. Maybe it’s because I’m helping to support a family and someone’s dreams, but whatever it is, there’s a lot of perks to purchasing from local vendors.  For Christmas, most people think about your kids and buy them things they already have, like clothes and toys. You end up with a pile of things for your children and nothing is for you.  Not that I wanted a gift from family and friends, but it definitely feels nice when someone thinks of you too.  And someone did.  My husband’s former co-worker had picked

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  • Why I (Sort Of) Care That My Husband's Ex-Wife Is In The Hospital

    Please note that these words weren’t originally going on my blog, but I felt there’s no better place to express myself and be brutally honest than on my website.  I got word early January that my husband’s ex-wife was in ICU and I felt a bit sad.  She and I were starting to be more cordial with one another and then BAM, she had an accident and was sent to the hospital.  I knew her cousin — who is my husband’s brother’s wife — was dealing with all the paperwork and I couldn’t even begin to imagine her pain as

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  • Why I (Sort Of) Care That My Husband’s Ex-Wife Is In The Hospital

    Please note that these words weren’t originally going on my blog, but I felt there’s no better place to express myself and be brutally honest than on my website.  I got word early January that my husband’s ex-wife was in ICU and I felt a bit sad.  She and I were starting to be more cordial with one another and then BAM, she had an accident and was sent to the hospital.  I knew her cousin — who is my husband’s brother’s wife — was dealing with all the paperwork and I couldn’t even begin to imagine her pain as

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  • Finding Happiness In Love

    In my last two years of college and soon after graduation, I made it a point to focus on family and friends.  Steering clear from a recent break up could really do that to you. You know, focusing on the people and things that matter.  And during those moments I found peace. I attended mass more frequently and connected with people I had never greeted. I started to see life was full of beauty.  But then something more beautiful happened, I became a parent.  You never realize how beautiful caring for a crying baby in the middle of the night can

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  • Finding Happiness In Love

    In my last two years of college and soon after graduation, I made it a point to focus on family and friends.  Steering clear from a recent break up could really do that to you. You know, focusing on the people and things that matter.  And during those moments I found peace. I attended mass more frequently and connected with people I had never greeted. I started to see life was full of beauty.  But then something more beautiful happened, I became a parent.  You never realize how beautiful caring for a crying baby in the middle of the night can

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