A recap of our visit to the Big Island, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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If you follow me on Instagram or know me on Facebook, you probably know that we were in Hawaii for eight days through Thursday of this past week. This blog post is replacing two weeks worth of “Weekly Round-Up’s” – for weeks 33 ending on Saturday, August 15th and week 34 ending on Saturday, August […]


How Hawaii has changed me….

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What is it about going on vacation that can change how you look at things? How do you explain something to someone if they haven’t experienced it? I’m going to attempt to do just that. Hopefully at the end of this post I have described how going on vacation to Hawaii made me a better […]


Our Trip to Ensenada, Mexico

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Early in January, my husband and I were able to take a trip to Ensenada on a Carnival Cruise ship. The trip was awesome, and here are some highlights as well as a few things I learned about to plan the next cruise for our family. FYI: We purchased the $50 per person per day […]


Breaking Down My Goals – Financial

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Simply put – saving money is hard for anyone.  Including us. This is the last post on “Breaking Down My Goals” for the Twelve Goals of Twelve that I’ve set forth for the year. In the financial area, and because I’m trying to be open and honest with my children (and anyone else who reads […]


Breaking Down My Goals – Social/Blog

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Out of all the goals I made this year, the most challenging will be in this area – Social/Blog. At the beginning of the year, I wrote out and put out for the whole world to see my Year of Twelves – meaning twelve goals of twelve things each. I’ve gone over eight goals so […]


Breaking Down My Goals – Family, Part II

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Part II of my ‘Family’ area of goal-tackling is to cover my who, what, when, how, where and why of a, a-hem, ~ frightening ~ goal: Complete 12 Home Improvement Projects of Any Kind I’m almost positive this goal would not ‘frighten’ most people. Let me tell you why I’m scared of this: Last year, […]


Breaking Down My Goals – Family, Part I

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This year I plan on being more intentional with planning things out with my family. Not just my immediate family of adorable mini-me’s that my husband and I have created, but with my brother and his family, with my uncles, aunts, cousins and their families, and with my dad. The three goals I’m listing in […]


Breaking Down My Goals – Spiritual

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When I first wrote out my twelve goals of twelve this year, I had no idea how I was going to accomplish some of it. This goal is the one I should be tackling first as there is nothing more important than serving the Lord and how to serve Him better, yet I admit that […]


What’s on My Hook – Accidental Spiral Slouch Pattern Hat

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It’s Wednesday. One of the ways I plan on tackling my goal of posting twelve blog posts a month, AND sharing what I have completed or will complete for crocheting projects throughout the year is on Wednesday’s, I hope to post “What’s on My Hook” posts. Much like the “Hookin’ on Hump Day” trend that […]


Breaking Down my New Year Goals-Physical

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I have extremely ambitious goals for 2016. You wouldn’t think I was ambitious as 2016 came into our home at 9 PM Pacific Time on December 31, 2015. Our kids were in bed before 9:30, and I went to sleep before 10:30 PM. This is what it’s like in my late thirties baby! But…. The […]