Five on Friday: Books

Real Life Self Love
Today's Five on Friday is a list of books I turn to for wisdom or comfort. Books, books, I love books. As April is closing out and May is just...
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Rise 2018 Part II: Stand Up For Your Sister

Real Life
Stand Up For Your Sister Rise 2018 was such an incredibly inspiring and empowering experience that I felt it needed to be shared in two separate posts. You can read...
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Rise, Personal Development and Living My Best Life

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I am home from L.A. where I attended Rise 2018, a personal development conference. Are you new to personal development? Do you practice personal development in your life? I have...
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Rise 2018, Rachel Hollis and Me

Real Life
What is Rise 2018? Who is Rachel Hollis? And what does it mean for me, Sam Jerry? Well.....If you have been within earshot of me over the past three months...
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Spring Equinox: New Beginnings and Easter Bunnies

Real Life
Spring is officially upon us. Oh happy day! Every year Spring reminds me that there truly is an ebb and flow, a balance to life. A shift happens and we...
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Crazy Sock Day March 21st

Real Life
Crazy Sock Day or World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st. Are you new to Crazy Sock Day? This is my third year to participate in bringing awareness to World...
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St. Patrick’s Day 2018

Joyful Surroundings Real Life
St. Patrick's Day or The Feast of St. Patrick, as it is also referred to, is approaching. I'll be honest, up until a few years ago I didn't know much about...
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Helpful Tips for Transitioning into Daylight Savings Time

Real Life
Daylight Savings Time, begins at 2:00 A.M., Sunday March 11th. I am amazed every year at how I am truly not prepared for a single hour time change. Daylight Savings Time...
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Oscar Party 2018

DIY/CRAFTS
There is never a bad time for a themed party, am I right? We happen to have a great theme coming up this weekend….The Oscars. Even though I enjoy a...
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Everyone Needs a Little Hair Therapy

Real Life
I was four years old when my mom went to beauty school. It was the early seventies and we lived in South Arkansas. My mom has always been very stylish and...
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Comfort Food

Real Life
Although I was born in Evansville, Indiana I was raised in the South, specifically, South Arkansas and different parts of Louisiana. My time in the North is full of fabulous...
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Black Eyed Peas and Turnip Greens Recipe

Recipes
  Black Eyed Peas and Turnip Greens Black eyed peas and turnip greens are my go to comfort foods. A bowl, a spoon, a dash of hot sauce and I'm...
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Mardi Gras

Real Life
Fat Tuesday Fat Tuesday this year was Tuesday, February 13th. Fat Tuesday marks the last day of the Carnival Season and always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first...
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Say Happy Valentine’s Day with 14 Days of Love

Relationships
A few years ago during a season of chasing symptoms concerning my husband’s health I felt a need to do something special for him. Not knowing what health issues we...
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Resentment is the Opposite of Gratitude

Real Life
Resentment is the opposite of gratitude. Boom! Last week we talked about Gratitude. About how gratitude could possibly be the only resolution we need to make, ever. I believe in...
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Yep, I’m Doing a Cleanse

Real Life
I'm doing a cleanse. I know, eye roll, groan. They don't bother me actually. Doesn't it feel right to reset every so often? A reboot, almost. We do it with...
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Waking Up Grateful

Real Life
Waking up grateful. Waking up grateful sounds like the makings of an old wive’s tale, doesn’t it? It sounds like something you say to encourage someone who’s going through a...
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Winter Solstice 2017

Real Life
Winter Solstice 2017. The Winter Solstice, the first day of winter, is the day we begin our journey back towards the sun. Solstice is Thursday December 21st this year. The...
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Coffee Filter Christmas Tree Centerpiece

DIY/CRAFTS
Making a coffee filter Christmas Tree centerpiece couldn't be easier. Have you seen them? So cute. Here are a few things I've made using coffee filters. I know, my mind...
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Hosting a Cookie Exchange and A Snowman Meringue Cookie Recipe

Real Life Relationships Self Love
Hosting a cookie exchange party can be a fun and creative way to gather friends, share cookie recipes and stock up on a variety of cookies. I hosted my first...
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