Misguided

I had been putting off re-registering our vehicles for long enough and I realized if I didn’t make that my first priority on Friday, I ran the risk of dragging my 3 year old to the DMV, adding to the level of torture I was anticipating.  Before leaving the house, I checked to be sure I had […]

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Blessing Bags: Part I

If you are like me, you are never quite sure what to do when you see people begging for work, spare change or food at an intersection.  Especially, with my kids in the car, I’m somewhat ashamed to say that my first instinct is to lock the doors.  I have the head of skeptic and a bleeding heart […]

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What’s Your Basil?

My boys love basil.  They like plenty of fruits and vegetables, but they LOVE basil. Last summer they picked one of my plants clean. I say “one of” because I had three, just to satisfy their addiction.  Other leafy greens, forget about it.  I’ve read that basil has mood boosting properties, if it is true […]

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Forget Lemonade, Make Stuffing

I’ve always liked the phrase, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” We Army Wives, do a lot of that.  I’m not here to lament my life married to the military. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I am proud of what my husband does to secure our freedom at home and to bring […]

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Craft Days

My Messy Desk is the place to go when you want to make something beautiful and leave the mess behind.  Last October, I decided to start inviting my friends over to my crafting space to take advantage of my great bounty of excess materials.  If you have ever made jewelry, you know you just about always end […]

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Find Your Passion

I admit it, I’m a bit of a sucker for magazine quizzes and if it claims to help you find your purpose in life, then I’m a goner. Rarely do they ever amount to much more than a few fleeting minutes alone with my thoughts. Usually, it is just time wasted. However, an article I […]

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