End-of-Year Report

End-of-Year Report!!

Hello friends!

The end of 2022 proved to be much busier than I anticipated. I didn’t get to cross all my T’s and dot all my I’s. But that’s OK.

My full-time job took up a large portion of my time and mental capacity. Between taking on more responsibilities and a building move, there was a lot going on. Still is. We’ve yet to move the office portions of the business, but that should happen over the next 2 weeks.

Despite our schedules, we insisted on finishing the year big with the little one. Christmas festivities, hockey game, and Avatar movie release were all on our musts list. None of it disappointed, and we’re all super excited for what 2023 will bring.

2022 held a lot of changes and opportunities. I didn’t read or write nearly as much as I would have liked, but the year brought lots of joy…

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Cookie Exchange – Pecan Pralines

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup pecans, chopped Directions: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper & set to the side. *I nixed the pan & simply used my counter space. In a saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, … Continue reading Cookie Exchange – Pecan Pralines

Become Educated: Life as an Empath

By definition, an empath is a person with the paranormal ability to apprehend the mental or emotional state of another individual. (*from Google) Typical traits of an empath: highly sensitive highly attuned to other's moods introverted highly intuitive require alone time easily becomes overwhelmed in intimate relationships easy mark for energy vampires, like narcissists replenishes … Continue reading Become Educated: Life as an Empath

Become Educated: Depression & Anxiety

Depression definition - a group of conditions associated with the elevation or lowering of a person's mood; a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest Symptoms: feelings of sadness, emptiness, or hopelessness angry outbursts, irritability, or frustration loss of interest sleep disturbances tiredness, lack of energy reduced appetite or … Continue reading Become Educated: Depression & Anxiety

Movie Review: Halloween Ends

Full disclosure. I'm a horror fanatic and the entire collection of Halloween movies (minus the weird #3, Season of the Witch) has always been my favorite. The storyline, the characters, the villain… what's not to love? You can imagine how excited I was when they announced the 2018 version. One of the few times I … Continue reading Movie Review: Halloween Ends

Let’s Talk Potluck! #bookrelease #recipes

My book, The Power of Love, has officially released!! *insert happy dance* In the book, we attend a holiday celebration where the townspeople bring along their favorite homemade dishes, and who doesn't love a good potluck?! So in honor of the release, I'm going to share some of my own potluck recipes & tips. I'd … Continue reading Let’s Talk Potluck! #bookrelease #recipes

Fall Bucket List

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com This is my favorite time of the year! ❤ Cooler weather, pumpkin and apple everything, and a reason to celebrate all things spooky. How do you bring in autumn? What are some of your favorite activities? Share with us in the comments! Visit a farm! Typically, there are lots … Continue reading Fall Bucket List

Let’s talk #travel!!

Photo by veerasak Piyawatanakul on Pexels.com Hello, friends! Today is a great day to discuss some travel tips! Above all else, vacations are meant to be enjoyed, but it’s always smart to take some precautions. We are living in crazy times, so make sure you take care of yourself and your family. Give a family … Continue reading Let’s talk #travel!!

#WritingPrompt: Dinner Table – #writingcommunity #blogger

From my other site, a fun post to share!

Hello friends!

I saw this writing prompt sometime ago and think it’s a fun idea.

If you could invite anyone to your dinner table, who would receive an invitation?

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Of course, I could think of hundreds of names, but we’ll go with the first 10 that I think of. Past and present. Writers, actors, creators, and musicians. A nice variety, I think. I would love to hear your own version of the dinner table! Share with us in the comments!

  1. Jane Austen is at the top of my list. Her books have given me so much inspiration for writing and for life. Oh the questions I would ask her. There would be no end.
  2. Mandy Moore is someone I’ve always adored-since her early pop music days. I think she would offer some nice conversation to the table. Or maybe she could just serenade us. ❤

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Top Movies

Hello all! In 2019, I posted (on my other site) some of my favorite movies. I think now would be a great time to review that list because there have definitely been some changes! Feel free to share your own favorites in the comments. Romance Pride & PrejudicePretty WomanThe Wedding Planner10 Things I Hate About … Continue reading Top Movies