trent blanchard
in That's Life

Are Crabby and Mean Always What They Seem?

Okay, I have been SO guilty of judging people when they do something that sets me off and not giving them the benefit of the doubt.  Admit it, you have been guilty, too.  Please admit it…This behavior really didn’t hit home until I overheard one of the twins being very judgmental about a friend and I cringed first and then went into huge mom fail mode, realizing they…

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in Fabulous Finds, Life Tips, That's Life

Three Important Lessons I Learned About Using Diffusers

David and I have been LOVING our essential oils, but are definitely still newbies and in the learning phase.  But, I’d love to share with you three important things I learned about using my diffuser at night… 1.  Lavender is our thing. Seriously, it has been years since we have really slept thru the night; like not even get up to go to the bathroom.  Well,…

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weekend getaway
in That's Life, Travel Done Well

Can There Be Too Much Togetherness on a Weekend Getaway?

A weekend away together does not mean every minute has to be together. It’s been a long time since David and I did a weekend away that had nothing attached to it.  No seeing the kids; no visiting family; NO TRIATHLON; no concert; nothing… Just a weekend away. Sounds crazy, I know, with how much we travel.  We didn’t talk about expectations or make any…

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quinoa
in Good Eats, Recipes

Quinoa With Veggies Recipe

Quinoa has quickly become one of my favorite go to grains.  It’s easy, plays well with others in so many dishes, is high in protein, and tastes great.  I really love that it works equally well as a side dish or as a main course, especially for your vegetarian friends and family. Each week I make a double portion of quinoa to use for the whole week….

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in Kids & Family, That's Life, Travel Done Well

The Amazing Benefits Of World Travel With Your College Kids

Children grow up way too fast and then all of a sudden, they are off to college. We have always been a family that travels and have taken the kids with us at all stages. But, after traveling so many years with them and them on their own, my husband and I have come to the conclusion that traveling with college age kids offers many…

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in Fabulous Finds, Fitness, Life Tips, That's Life, Travel Tips

Why I’m Adding Essential Oils Into My Family’s Lifestyle

  Over the years, I have worked hard to provide my family with the best environment I possibly can. I use organic and real foods in the house. I bake, I cook, and I work hard to make healthy and clean eating easy for my family. I use all organic and/or natural products where I can. I am in no one over the top and…

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