• 10 Unique Things about Me - These are the unique things that make me who I am. We are all unique! #personality #Unique

    10 Unique Things About Me

    When Elizabeth at The Uncustomary Housewife tagged me in the 10 Unique Things About Me Challenge, I was not sure what I would write. I think myself a pretty boring and just “plain ol’ me” sort of person. But I decided to take the challenge anyway because I am sure there are at least 10 unique things about me…there has to be, right? First off, what does unique mean? The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines uniques as, 1)being the only one; 2)being without a like or equal or 3)distinctively characteristic.  I am going to use the third definition because I think that is easier to obtain. So this list are things…

  • 10 Steps to Avoid Getting the Flu - Flu Season is officially here. Here are tips to avoid getting the flu this season. #flu #fluseason

    10 Steps to Avoid Getting the Flu

    This week marked the beginning of Flu season and unfortunately, there have already been some deaths including one child from Florida. (Read some Stories, HERE and HERE) Since this is the first week, it is startling to see such early cases come in at such a high rate. In fact, according to the CDC, last year’s season, “was at or above the epidemic threshold for 16 consecutive weeks.”. Some sources even go so far to state that there were 80,000 deaths last flu season although adult deaths due to influenza are not officially tracked by the CDC. The flu is serious and it is time that we all start treating it…

  • Smarter Kitchen: Slow Cooker Timeless Taco Soup - Taco Soup is a delicious family favorite that gets even easier to make when using the Slow Cooker - #TacoSoup #CrockPot

    Slow Cooker Timeless Taco Soup

    I am not sure where Taco Soup recipes originated. I remember seeing them in my mom’s cookbooks when I was a kid. I guess it has been around for so long because it is easy and delicious! That is why I call mine Timeless Taco Soup. I have (as I am sure many have) put my own touches into my Timeless Taco Soup Recipe. I have added an envelope of Ranch Dressing that adds some zing to the flavor without taking away from the taco taste. It really does add another layer of flavor to this timeless favorite. Taco Soup has always been easy to make but when you make…

  • Power in the Story - Kate from Kate Days a Week talks about her journey with Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD. - #Anxiety #MentalHealth

    Power in the Story: Kate from Kate Days a Week

    I started the series called, Power in the Story because of people like today’s guest. She is an incredible blogger but she is also an amazing person inside and out. She is one of my closest friends in the Blog Community and we communicate almost daily! Today, I want to introduce Kate from Kate Days a Week. On her blog she does reviews of different make up products and does how to posts. But Kate has a story hidden behind the make up palettes and brushes. I think you will all agree that there is power in the story! Power in the Story: The Dark Passenger Hi, I’m Kate. Well,…

  • Pacing yourself during the holidays is essential to being able to enjoy the time with family! - Here are 10 tips to help! - #PaceYourself #HolidayTips

    10 Ways to Pace Yourself During the Holidays

    It will soon be Halloween and around here, some radio stations begin playing Christmas music the day after. So, in my mind, the holiday season starts the day after Halloween. That is usually when the Black Friday ads start being leaked and when I start planning out what everyone is getting for Christmas. The problem with all of this is the expectation of making the holidays perfect. This unrealistic expectation can leave you running in circles and accomplishing little. That is why it is important to pace yourself because if you don’t, you will find yourself in a heap on the bed after it is all over. Last year, I…

  • 10 Gifts to Give Someone with Chronic Illness - Gifts that will pamper and help someone with chronic illness. This list includes blankets, massagers and more! #giftguide #Christmas

    10 Thoughtful Gifts for Someone with Chronic Illness

    Chances are, there is someone on your list that has a Chronic Illness. You probably would like to give them something that will offer some them some comfort or that will be useful.  Here are some thoughtful gifts for someone with chronic illness that any “spoonie” will love. These gifts will also be great for that person on your list that likes to be pampered as well! 10 Thoughtful Gifts for Someone with Chronic Illness:  1. Trigger Point Therapy Self Massage Tool Designed to aid anyone, whether suffering from chronic pain or just looking for stress relief. Our tool boasts 11 perfectly placed therapy knobs that offer you easy access to your…

  • The Bible is a great place to find encouragement. These 20 Bible Verses will get your started! - #BibleVerses #encouragement

    20 Bible Verses to Provide Encouragement

    It can be difficult to find encouragement in today’s world. The news seems to be all bad, everyone is in a hurry and no one takes time to encourage anyone. It sometimes feels like we are trapped in a world of negativity and there is no escape. On days when I am struggling with severe Hemiplegic Migraine episodes or if I am feeling down, I find that reading the Bible is a great source of encouragement. The Bible is full of verses that will uplift your spirit and redirect your mind onto more positive thoughts. In sharing this list, it is my hope that you will also be encouraged. 20…