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This Turkish Soap Opera Is The Gift We All Need

This Turkish Soap Opera Is The Gift We All Need

Turkish Soap Opera – The Gift We All Need We have so much to talk about but before we even get started, has it ever occurred to you to watch a nighttime soap opera in a different language?  I mean, I watch BBC shows all the time, so I kind of get it* (*not really) but I don’t know how it has never occurred to me to watch another country’s subtitled version of say, Grey’s Anatomy.  I watched season 1…
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2017 New Year + New Goals + New Journal


New Goals Guys.  Real talk.  How are you feeling about 2017? I’ll be honest, I’m discouraged.  I’m looking for the light, and looking for it, and squinting my eyes really tiny up at the sky searching for it, and getting out my binoculars, and my magnifying glass, and welp.  I’m having a hard time finding it just now.  But the good news is this:  I’m pretty sure it all works out in the end.  In fact, I feel that to…
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Holiday Shows For Every Age On Netflix 2016

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Holiday Shows For Every Age On Netflix 2016 (right now!) I don’t know about you, but I spend a significant amount of every Christmas break snuggled up with my family in front of movies and shows I don’t normally have time to watch.  It’s my idea of a very good time.  We light a fire and keep it stoked for better part of our holiday break and take turns choosing shows to watch on Netflix while we do massive puzzles,…
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Simple Grocery Shopping Online + Parking Lot Pickup

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Grocery shopping online – why it’s my newest obsession. Many grocery stores now offer online grocery shopping as a service, and Walmart is one of them. It has quickly become one of my favorite things to come out of the internet age. Here’s how it works: 1. Go to online to see if there’s a Walmart near you offering grocery shopping online. If your Walmart does grocery shopping online, hooray for you. I’m being serious. 2. Create an account….
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How I Use And Love Google Home

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Google Home: how I use it, what I love about it, and why I’m completely obsessed. Have you heard of Google Home?  It’s okay if you haven’t, because it gives me a chance to talk about my obsession with it, and to share how I use it all day, every day.  We’ve become inseparable, my Google Home and I. So, let’s discuss. What is Google Home?  Well, it’s a smart speaker a with a built in assistant for your home….
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Beaded Candy Cane Ornaments

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The holidays are the perfect time to round up the kids for some fun arts and crafts. Some darling beaded candy cane ornaments are just the thing. My mother had one on our tree for ages, and it was one of my very favorites. She passed it along to me when I married, and now it hangs on my tree. I like this shiny little ornament so much that I made more of them with my boys when they were small.  Now, we have over…
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Netflix Gilmore Girls Premiere – Behind The Scenes!

Gilmore Girls Premiere

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life premiers on Netflix on November 25th, 2016, but my daughter Sofie and I saw the first episode, ‘Winter’ at the red carpet premiere in Los Angeles last week. I’m here to tell you what to be excited about in the first episode, (don’t worry, no spoilers!) and plenty of insider details for all you diehard Gilmore Girls lovers. And also to report I’ve never fan-girled so hard in my life. By the way,…
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Round-Up Of Over 20 DIY Holiday Gifts

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DIY holiday gifts for are the best! I would rather get a homemade gift than any other kind.  I never thought I’d say that, maybe it’s a true marker for my age that I’d rather have something someone put time and thought into than a random gift bought at the last second. I still have homemade gifts friends and family made for me decades ago.  There’s something just so thoughtful and warm about using gifts people made with you specifically…
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Halloween Movies to Watch on Netflix

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Movies to watch for Halloween. It’s Halloween!  Which is one of the best times of year, if you ask me.  Any excuse to dress up as your favorite _________ (fill in the blank), party with friends + family, and eat candy is a-okay with me. As an adult the very best kind of Halloween for me is one where I get to stay home, wear a wig or comfortable  stretchy-pants costume of some kind, and watch a good Halloween movie. …
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