28 November 2016

Legacy

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Writer: Beth Hallman | My two oldest children, ages 22 and 17, came home for Thanksgiving. They’re both in college now. We had an opportunity to talk about body image, our journeys, and what we can do to help one another learn to love ourselves just as we are. See, I’ve been worried here lately about…

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21 November 2016

Not My Grandmom’s Mac & Cheese

 My Grandmom’s macaroni and cheese has been a part of my family’s holiday supper lexicon for as long as I’ve had a family. This was one of the few things the old broad made well. Seriously, y’all. My brothers and sisters used to call her mashed potatoes “Eleanor’s Glue.” Bless. But her mac and cheese was the stuff of legend- tried, true, and delicious. We looked forward to it when we were little kids and each of us carried the recipe to our own supper tables. Y’all probably have recipes like this as well, don’t you? We honor our loved ones every time we prepare them.
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12 November 2016

Quick and Easy Goddess Salsa

   It’s not summer time, y’all, but any time of year is a good time for salsa. Especially THIS salsa! My friend, Laurie, used to make this way, way back in the day. I remember when I first tried it, I thought she was some kind of salsa making wizard. When she told me how simple it is to make, I couldn’t believe it!
  The best recipes are the ones we can adapt to our personal preferences. I look at recipes as guidelines, you know? Inspiration. A jumping off point into culinary magic. Feel free to do the same here. You can thank me later, friends. Well, thank Laurie. She’s the original salsa goddess. Peace, B.
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Look for the “pro tips” for making and using Goddess Salsa in the post!

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10 November 2016

What If

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Writer: Beth Hallman | What if I didn’t give a shit, when most of the world looks at me, they only see a fat woman? What if none of us cared about how people see us, no matter what our shape or size? Would the world end? Would mountains crumble and oceans run dry if…

 

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9 November 2016

Ten Amazing Homemade Coffee Creamers

When I stopped postin’ recipes, some of y’all got downright mad at me! Well, I thought about it some and… I’m back! I’m gonna come atcha with my easy peasy coffee creamer. I know many of y’all are still using my recipe for pumpkin spice creamer I posted years ago (I included it below with a new ingredient that takes it from delicious to ohmygodyes!), but you can make all manner of creamers using that one simple base recipe. The following are my top ten favorite flavors and how to make them. You’re welcome, friends. You. Are. Welcome.  Continue reading

7 November 2016

Don’t Let It Happen Again

 It’s now or never, friends. I wanted to share this after the last Presidential debate, but honestly, I was too scared to do it. What will they think? What will they say? Some of them will run away and never read another word I write. I don’t talk politics on my blog! I’m ashamed I was scared because of those reasons, but that’s the truth. Well, y’all. I have to write this before it’s too late.

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6 November 2016

I Wear What I Want- The Sexy Black Dress

 I had a meeting with serious folks about serious topics, so I picked out a sensible, sassy blue dress and low heels. BUT THEN, a dress arrived from Gwynnie Bee. Now, when I tried it on, my mister was like, “Hot damn, baby!” I went ahead and hung it up on my dressing room door and told him he’d have to take me out on a date and I’d wear it for him. BUT THEN, the morning of the meeting arrived and, in a moment of bravado, I put on the seriously sexy dress, because that’s what it is- both serious and sexy. Turns out, it was the perfect thing to wear that day. Gave me all kinds of confidence and my boobs looked ah-may-zing too. Win-win.
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6 November 2016

How to Manage Your Personal Facebook Page

The past couple of weeks have left many of us wondering why we even use Facebook. We question why some people are on our friends’ list. We’re looking to give and receive love and support, but damn. It’s rough in Facebook Land. Here’s my rule about my personal Facebook page: I don’t want anything going on in that space that I wouldn’t have going on in my own living room. I wouldn’t let anyone invade my real life space in the way people try to invade my personal Facebook page.

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