Category Archives: Random Thoughts

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What It Takes To Chase Your Dreams

My ultimate goal with this blog is to inspire you to chase your dreams. So let me inspire you today! No matter if you are young or old, we all have dreams. Although we all have dreams not many have the courage to live their dreams. We have a tendency to limit ourselves by our […]

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What To Put In A Blessing Bag

Homelessness in Houston is a real problem. There are so many ways to help and today I’m going to show you one, Blessing Bags. Blessing bags are fairly inexpensive, easy to make and easy to share. A blessing bag is essentially a bag of things a homeless person would need. For our bags we focus […]

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How to water an orchid

I received a beautiful orchid for Mother’s Day. Although beautiful, orchids can be persnickety about how you water them. This quick tip is how to easily water an orchid and keep it happy. Orchids don’t need to be watered often but, when they are watered, they like it to be a slow watering. The easiest […]

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My Favorite Shop Of The Month – April 2016

Living on the outskirts of Houston, door to door salesmen and businesses leaving flyers on doors is a huge problem. I regularly had 6 solicitations per week at my home. I also have a hard time saying no and may have spent $50 on books, $200 on cleaners, $160 on meat and $10,000 on windows […]

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Houston 2016 Flood – Lesson Of Gratitude

***UPDATE*** I wrote this post early Monday morning but, due to the flooding have not had an internet connection until today, Thursday. As I write this post I sit warm and dry in my home at my desk. I’m exhausted after going thru a rough night of storms dumping nearly 20 inches of rain. I […]

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Shark Navigator Powered Lift-Away Review

It’s spring cleaning time and I have heard lots of you guys asking about vacuum cleaners. Well considering how quickly I can burn thru vacuums I think I am a bit of an expert in this field. About 5 months ago I killed another Hoover vacuum and replaced it with the Shark Navigator Powered Lift-Away. Immediately […]

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Easy Way To Hide A Key

Each of us has had to leave a key for someone at our home before. It might have been for a repairman, family member or dog sitter but, at some point it has happened. We use to always hide them under the door mat but with robberies being so frequent it just isn’t a safe […]

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Being A Stay-At-Home Mom Can Be Lonely

This was not a post I planned on writing today but, I realized it was a story that needed to be told. I was reading a blog post at and I read a quote that really hit home. Many people think being a stay-at-home mom must be the life. They picture laid back days of […]

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Don’t Give Up On Things You Love

Most of us have at least one sentimental piece in our home. Mine was a 2 1/2 foot tall ceramic rabbit statue that belonged to my grandmother. Back about 6 years ago my oldest daughter dropped my rabbit and shattered her into a thousand pieces. I was able to glue her head back on and […]

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Shelter Pet FI

How Shelter Pets Have Changed Our Home

About 9 years ago our tiny Yorkie, Bo, was hit by a car and passed away. He was an ornery little thing but, we missed him. Soon after his passing I found a Yorkie mix at a shelter and thought he could fill the hole left in our family. I never imagined how this decision […]

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