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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Weekend Bites #7 Childhood Memories

Weekend Bites

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There was something in the air this morning. I drove the kids to school, though we normally walk, and as I drove away I thought how much I missed being a kid. Riding the bus to school, playing on the playground and then sitting at a desk soaking up information surrounded by friends. 

Perhaps it was the cloudy skies, the 40 degree weather, and bare trees - but it reminded me of "home". New Hampshire. So then as I'm going through your links from last week I can't help but be drawn to these recipes that remind me once again of my childhood. 

When you feel like you are Drowning

I was drowning this week. I felt like nothing I could do was ever going to get me out of the mess of home, the unorganized meals, the crazy try and get everyone where they need to be, the blog work that I love doing but has been difficult to find time for lately, and then my school work. It all piled up.
Are you drowning?

When you're drowning, you don't want to keep going down. You struggle and push and fight your way to breach the surface and take a breath. It's difficult, it's hard, it's not easy as the pressure keeps pushing all around you.

You must know which way is up and which way is down. Find the path of least resistance. Do not panic!

I thought to myself, maybe I need to let go of something. Maybe I need to quit blogging. It's tough, it takes a lot of time, and I'm just not as good as those other awesome bloggers out there (comparison...another pressure that will drown you quickly!)

In the midst of my "I'm drowning, and I don't think I'll ever make it to air" feeling this week, two friends posted on Facebook within seconds of each other, exactly what I needed.

Don't Quit! Keep Trying! You will Succeed!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Be your own Florist with Bloominous

*This post is sponsored. Compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own*

When I was in high school I had dreams of being a florist, and owning my own little flower shop. Arranging flowers to make homes a little brighter would have been a dream job. One day I might still open that shop. In the meantime though, I came across Bloominous, an online DIY flower shop. 


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