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Rebranding My Blog

Once upon a time I was a blogger, in fact, I might go as far to say that I was a professional blogger, since I lived off the income I made from writing posts and promoting brands. Being a professional blogger was a lot of fun, but also a ton of work. There were many late nights, a few early mornings and lots of caffeine being consumed. Fast forward to the present, and you'll notice I've been lackadaisical about my blog. Part of it was due to the things I never wrote about: fighting to protect my … Read More>

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Captain America: Civil War Trailer

Underoos. I'll give you three guesses as to who this is, and if you can't, watch the Captain America: Civil War trailer to figure it out. In the next movie, Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and … Read More>

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Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Sometimes you need to take a road trip, to a place you've never been. Living in Kansas, we have few options for a weekend, outdoorsy trip.  Even though we're basically in the middle of the country, it's takes some hours in the car to get anywhere. Usually we go to Colorado or Arkansas but wanting a chance of pace, we pointed our car south and drove to Palo Duro Canyon, located in the panhandle of Texas, near Amarillo. Palo Duro Canyon is the second largest canyon in the United States, you … Read More>

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Easy Awards Show Viewing Party

This post is sponsored by The Bentonville Film Festival; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me to produce this post. Growing up, I was obsessed with award shows. I would stand in the family kitchen, back against the side of the refrigerator, watching them on a 9" television. I didn't have a television in my room and my parents weren't into those types of shows, so for hours I would stand there and take in all the glam, the skits and learn about new … Read More>

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Cranberry Margarita Recipe

Thank you to Dasani for sponsoring this post and as a reminder, you must be 21 to consume alcoholic beverages. When doing so, please drink responsibly. No drinking and driving, and no drinking and texting!  Everyone should have a signature drink during the holidays. Some people get all crazy and drink egg nog (which doesn't sound remotely good to me) and others, buy a seasonal beer (OK, I've done that). This year I decided to be a little creative and tried a cranberry margarita recipe, of … Read More>

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Bean Bag Chili Recipe

Last month the company that I work for had an employee picnic at a local park. Since it was such a nice day, and we were kidless, my husband and I decided to ride our bikes to the event. Wichita isn't the most bike-friendly town, so we decided to start riding from his dad's house, which wasn't that far from the newly striped bike lanes. Riding on the streets was a change for me (I usually ride on gravel roads) but it was pretty neat riding the 11 miles across town, instead of driving … Read More>

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Bridge of Spies Opens in Theaters October 16th

A few weeks ago my husband and I saw this really, really bad movie with Owen Wilson (I'll let you Google it and figure the name out).  It was so bad that my eyes kept wandering around the theater, eventually finding a clock and counting down the minutes until it was over. The only good that came out of the movie were the previews. A couple of movies looked interesting and then a preview we both got excited about came on, Bridge of Spies. Bridge of Spies stars Tom Hanks and was directed by … Read More>


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One Skillet Mexican Casserole

One day my life will be simple, boring and not scheduled. I'll be able to wake up whatever time I want, do whatever I want to do and have enough time to make meals from scratch, you know, if I want … Read More>

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Protein Packed Peanut Butter Cookies

#Sponsored: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Premier Protein. This could include Premier Protein providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment or … Read More>

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Country Music, Coffee and Oatmeal Cream Pies

When I was younger, as in not even old enough to purchase alcohol legally younger, I proclaimed the day I listened to country music and drank coffee would be the day I became old. Well my friends, … Read More>



things to do in palo duro canyon texas

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Sometimes you need to take a road trip, to a place you've never been. Living in Kansas, we have few options for a weekend, outdoorsy trip.  Even though we're basically in the middle of the country, … Read More>


Photo Scavenger Hunt

A few weeks ago we were at this restaurant in Hutchinson, Kansas where they sold all kinds of trinkets. You know, the stuff you think you need but when you get home, it sits on your counter for six … Read More>

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Visiting South Dakota – Day 2

Yes, it's been several months since my trip and South Dakota and I'm finally writing the second post. I'll shed some light on why I've been such a "slacker" later, but for now, let's talk about … Read More>