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    Overcome These Two Lies for a More Uplifting 2021

    Some of my most profound thoughts come when I am listening to the radio in my car. Put words to music and you are guaranteed to hit me right between the eyes and get my brain moving. Today’s catalyst for…

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    Lobster Mac & Cheese – Comfort Meets Fancy

    Macaroni & Cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods. How can you not love pasta and creamy cheese sauce? I took my favorite comfort food and amped it up a notch by adding super fancy seafood. Lobster Mac &…

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    How to Plan a Deliciously Simple Holiday Brunch

    With all the hustle and bustle surrounding the holidays, meals can be a cause of stress and tension. After all it takes a lot of planning, shopping, time and effort to put together a holiday meal. One of my favorite…

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    Apple Pie French Toast Bake – Make Ahead Delicious

    I love breakfast foods! I also love sitting at the counter with my coffee and not running around the kitchen on a Sunday morning. My breakfast solution – casseroles. Apple Pie French Toast Bake is one in a long line…

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    Sausage Egg and Cheese Casserole

    Sausage Egg and Cheese casserole is one of my favorite any time meals. I know we associate eggs and sausage with breakfast or brunch, but let me tell you it makes an excellent mid-week dinner. This egg casserole can be…

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    Be Present – It is the Greatest Gift this Holiday Season

    As the 2020 holiday season begins, I thought it seemed the perfect time to revisit a post written for the Unsanity Blog in 2019. Enjoy!   The holiday season is full of glitz, glamor, and excitement. Around every corner are…

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    10 New Designs Just in Time for Holiday Shopping

    Have you started your holiday shopping? I have not, but instead have been busy putting the final touches on our new product lines at Chaos By Design. The girls and I create T-shirts for all ages, as well as home…

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    One Year Later – Grief Is an Ocean Not a Ladder

    Today marks one year since we said goodbye to my amazing mother. One Year! Without hesitation, I say it feels closer to 12 weeks than 12 months since the day that changed everything. It is funny how much time slows…

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    How to Perfect the Art of Being OKAY

    Please define a “good” day. A good day should have sunshine and rainbows, a completed to-do list, a clean house, happy children, a happy spouse, and a healthy, home cooked meal on the table. Did I miss anything? Wait did…

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    To My Daughter on Your First Communion

    October 17th, 2020 my dear, sweet daughter took a giant step in growing her faith. On this day she received her First Communion, a huge rite of passage for those in the Roman Catholic church community. It was an emotional…