My Favorite TV Shows

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Because it’s been a weekend of emotional highs and lows and I don’t want to talk about anything serious, and in honor of the start of fall – the start of a new TV season –  I present to you a list of my favorite TV shows. With The Professor spending a gazillion hours preparing […]

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Sock Monkey Baby Shower

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I’m not sure when baby showers became competitions.  All I know is that my friends and I are in it to win it. We recently threw a shower for my sister-in-law.  She has a few loves: her husband, her boys, God, football, her giant TV (direct quote: “I want to be able to read the […]

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Whole

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A few weeks ago,  I blogged about name cards I made for friends whose twins arrived at 26 weeks and were in the NICU.  The cards were made to be bright and encouraging and to remind Jamie and Zach that a large community of friends and family around the world were in that hospital room in […]

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How to Succeed in College

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School is starting this week across Oklahoma! I do public relations for a university.  Working at a college is wonderful.  I love the cyclical nature of college life.  After a quiet summer, the campus is alive again.  It’s brimming with life and fresh faces clutching wrinkled campus maps and wide-eyed freshman.  Soon there will be […]

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Roasted Beets Recipe

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People say they don’t like beets, but what they mean is they don’t like pickled beets.  Pickled beets, the ones in the canned vegetable aisle, have a particular taste.  They’re sweet, but more than anything, they radiate that unmistakable pickled taste.  Roasted beets are nothing like that. Roasted beets are sweet.  Some of their edges […]

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I’m back!

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Two weeks of no blogging is too long!  Here’s what I’ve been up to.  It’s been a lot. I had three invitation jobs all due in one week.  I made these.  Isn’t the placement of the RSVP card cool!  I love it. And I made these.  And I assembled them.  There are three layers of […]

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Happy Birthday to My Dad!

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Today is my dad’s birthday.  Let me tell you about how awesome my dad is.  First, I will share this little story with you, copied from my blog when I lived in New Zealand. Waco, Texas – summer of 2004: I wake up one morning in my college apartment to find an enormous roach on […]

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Swimming, the Olympics and Chick-fil-A

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Trust me, we’ve all seen it.  An Olympic swimming race – the top competitors from around the world.  They’ve competed to come to the Olympics.  Then they’ve competed to get into the finals.  Now they are swimming for gold.  Pundits debate the merits of this top contender and that top contender, and everyone knows that […]

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Tuna Salad Recipe

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Here in Oklahoma, it is hot.  Yesterday it was 107.  A few nights ago, I walked onto the porch without shoes on at 9 p.m. and burned my feet.  We are craving cold meals. I make really good tuna salad.  I’m not being immodest.  It’s just a fact. Over the years, I’ve changed and tweaked […]

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Worst Compliment Ever

Yesterday, I got the worst compliment of my whole life. Seriously. I was at my standing Thursday lunch date.  It’s super fun.  I pay $20 to get two allergy shots (yes, I’m allergic to that many things), and then marinate for 30 minutes while I prove to the nurse that I have indeed not gone […]

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