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A Camping We Will Go! – 2017

A Camping We Will Go! – 2017

Hello Hello Hellooooo!  Happy Summer! Our favorite Summer pastime is CAMPING and I wanted to share this year’s family camping adventure with all of you! We go to a TOP SECRET campsite located on the Clackamas River in Oregon’s Mt. Hood National Forest.  If you follow HWY 224 (aka 211, I don’t know why it has 2 names) SE past Estacada, you will come to a corridor of several National Forest Campgrounds all along the Clackamas River.   Most of…

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My Whirlwind Year

My Whirlwind Year

Another School year has come to a close and what a whirlwind this year has been! I can’t believe my family begins Summer Break as of TOMORROW, when I am just barely adjusting to the fact they started the school year at all.  I somehow turned 42 a few days weeks ago, yet I specifically remember turning 41 just a couple months back. Apparently I’ve started a Boutique.  In my HOUSE!  NO idea how I managed to do THAT! And…

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Introvert’s Guide to Weight Loss Success

Introvert’s Guide to Weight Loss Success

Welcome to my Introvert’s Guide To Weight Loss Success! This is a post that I began writing back in JANUARY and am just NOW getting it completed and posted (aaagh!).  The written portion was what I originally wrote (in Jan) and the Video portion I did this week (deep in MARCH).  I like to do both because for me it’s fun, and for you, some of you like video while others prefer to read!   My video contains much of…

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My Holiday Styling Bliss! (2016)

My Holiday Styling Bliss! (2016)

Hello and a belated Happy Holidays to you! I actually started this post in the MIDDLE of the Holiday Season and now I sit in the last days of Winter Break, brain in a hibernational fog (inventing words, it seems), trying to finish what I started before the clock strikes New Year!  …I’m still working on the holiday cards, too.  sigh  ADD-Time Management Issues are AWESOME!  Anyway, I know it’s late but I HAD to complete this post for my…

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The Ugly Side of My Grief

The Ugly Side of My Grief

Grief.  It envelopes me like a velvet cloak, it’s dark, heavy weight covering every part of my life. I try to escape it.  For short moments of time, at least.  But it doesn’t last.  I try to flip it.  I find ways to make it more positive, uplifting, a potential for growth.  But it just drags me back, to the darkness of long unresolved childhood scars and memories. Since I was 12 years old, my relationship with my mom has been…

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Wednesday Mourning – Expressing Grief

Wednesday Mourning – Expressing Grief

Hello Dear Readers! I have returned from my blogging hiatus and would like to welcome you to this first installment of “Wednesday Mourning”, a series about expressing my grief. Grief is an ugly thing that all humans will experience at some point in their lives.  We all express our grief differently and this video and this series is one way I am expressing mine, following the loss of my mom.  I’ve chosen to use video for this post because my grief is raw and if I…

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