By

JoAnn
The sun is shining through the windows, dinner is done, the kitchen is clean and the house is quiet… except for the mastiff snoring near my feet. All in all, this feels like a nearly perfect moment. But I know that life isn’t full of moments like these. There are days when I would give...
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There is a board in my office that is labeled “Count Your Blessings.” Pieces of twine criss-cross the board and tiny clothespins holding pictures are clipped to the twine. I see it almost every day, but rarely do I ever actually look at it. There’s my favorite picture from my wedding day and images of...
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When we bought our house, I was fortunate to claim the second best bedroom as my office. At the time, we didn’t understand how important that would be but once I started running my own business out of our home, having a nice office was a definite must. It’s a comfortable space that could use...
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When Hubby asked me if I wanted to go to Barnes & Noble tonight, my face lit up. To me, Barnes & Noble is the closest to heaven that we’ll find here on earth. Not only does it offer a perfect blend between books and chocolate, it’s also where Hubby and I met for our...
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I’ve always been inspired by people who give more than they take. Rich Mullins and Mother Teresa are among my personal heroes, though I don’t think I’ll ever live up to the examples of their lives. But I love it when people spread positivity with a generous spirit. I have a friend who is excellent at...
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Hubby is a thrifty guy. While he’d gladly drop $5,000 on a new guitar, he’s not quite so excited about home decor. So when I want to pretty up the house a bit, I have to be frugal. I have million dollar home decor dreams, and a dollar store budget. So I’m always looking for...
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This recipe has quickly become a staple in our house. I was running behind one evening and needed something quick and easy that used ingredients I already had in the house. I wasn’t sure how I’d like it as I’m not normally a fan of mayo, but it was incredible. Hubby even requested I make...
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I have an incurable sweet tooth. Last year I actually went 40 days without chocolate – and pretty much whined about it the whole time. So it’s only fitting that the first recipe is an incredibly easy chocolatey dessert. A friend of mine graciously dubbed them Heavenly Delight Bars, and the name stuck. Now, being...
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My husband and I went to the gym this evening – or, rather, my husband went to the gym and dragged me along when I’d have much rather been at home, curled up with a good book or a chick flick. But I went, and I worked out, and then I came home and ate...
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