(Stove Top & in 1 Pot) Chicken and Dumplings

Okay, if you came here looking for the Slow-Cooker version of Chicken and Dumplings that I promised you, just nix that idea. Why? Because to be completely honest, I “jacked up” my slow cooker dumplings, lol! You see, when I was using my slow cooker, my dumplings were a little too doughy, a result I attribute to […]

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“I’m not your Superwoman!”

  A page from the earlier chapters of my life… When I was back in junior high school, I had a boyfriend (who shall remain nameless). He was actually my first boyfriend, and our story is not really all that different from others I have heard. Let’s see. Boy likes girl. Girl starts to like boy. Boy and […]

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30 Days of Love!

Me and my hubby in 2008 (we were so cute) Yes, as we all know, February is the month for love! And because I am not always the easiest person to love or to show love (especially) when it comes to my spouse, I thought that a love challenge would be just the thing to […]

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A Teacher’s Rant!

  Usually when I tell people that I am a teacher, they respond by saying something like this: “Oh really, I’m sorry,” “God bless you,” or “They just need to pay y’all better.”  Every once in a while, someone might have some encouraging words to share, but for the most part, the responses are usually really […]

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From Ratchet to Redeemed

I’ll be the first to admit that I am unaware of all the parables in the Bible, and today I learned a new one. When I went to church this morning, Pastor spoke on the subject of being able to start again, as I am sure many ministers did on the first Sunday of the […]

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15 Favorites of 2015!

As 2015 draws to a close, I’d like to take the time to share with you my 15 favorite items of the year.  I know it seems to be a bit much for me to try to narrow my favorite things to a total of 15, but I thought long and hard about these choices, […]

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2015’s Most Fascinating People

First of all let’s define “fascinating“.  According to Merriam-Webster, fascinating means “very interesting or appealing”, synonymous with words such as alluring, attractive, bewitching, captivating, or even charismatic. Words that can be used to describe basically anyone: celebrity or not. So what makes Barbara Walters’ list of Fascinating People so fascinating? Well, as adjectives go, the word fascinating is not that great. […]

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A Classy “Turn Up”

My “2015 Holiday Season” got off to a great start when Susan, my sorority sister (and long-time friend), invited me to her home for a Holiday Tea. Of course, I immediately said yes, even though, truth be told, I had no idea what to expect. I just knew that traditionally teas are fancy events, and if you didn’t already […]

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Hayden Williams

    What is not to love about art such as this?  I have no words to express how absolutely talented I think Hayden Williams is.  And starting right now, I have but one mission, and that is to find Hayden Williams and beg him to take the time to immortalize “little ole me” the […]

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