July 21, 2024

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  • VBA2C: My Story

    Wow!  Has it been a long time since my last post. In July of 2015, I was really focusing on the blog.  People were asking me to write reviews, I was looking at paid advertising, and my brother-in-law did a redesign for me.  However, I soon had a feeling I needed to stop focusing so…

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  • Raw by Rae

    This is a review for Raw by Rae desserts.  I was sent a free sample in the mail and asked to give an honest review.  I am not receiving any money or compensation if you purchase these desserts. Have you heard of Raw by Rae? If you haven't, you're not alone.  I hadn't heard of…

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  • Healthy Snacks for Road Trips

    My family has spent a lot of time away from home these past few weeks. Between visiting my sister in Wyoming and spending time with my in-laws, it feels like I've hardly been home. Something about those long drives in the car - people get hungry, especially little children.  I've been wondering what healthy snacks…

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  • My “Diet”

    People have asked me "What did you do to lose weight?".  Many people seem to be expecting some big, secret answer that magically took my weight off.  They seem disappointed with my answer: eat better and exercise.  I thought I would give a little more detail when it comes to what I eat. What diet…

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  • Homemade Adventures: Applesauce

    After searching for something new to try making at home, I had a strange thought: Applesauce.  I've been using it some of my cooking, and thought I would try giving it a whirl. The question: Where to begin?  I did some online searching and found several different recipes, but they all had added sugar, cinnamon, vanilla,…

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  • My Family’s First Fun Run

    How do you prepare little children to get ready for a race of their own?  A few months ago, I started training for a half marathon.  Of course, I couldn't just leave my children at home alone, so they were blessed to come with me on a few training runs.  I started training at the…

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  • Homemade Adventures: Whole Wheat Bread

    We have started some new adventures at our house: making more food from scratch. I blame Joshua. He looked at what we were spending on bread each week, and said we might be able to save some money if I made it myself. I mulled the idea around for awhile, then finally decided to jump…

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  • Addict to Athlete 5K

    September 6 was another 5K I was planning on running, but this one was going to be different.  My family had been on the sidelines watching me for all my other races.  This time, they were joining me! For at least a month, Josh and I had planned on doing the Addict II Athlete 5K.…

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