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5 Tips for Running in the Heat

I don’t have to tell you Summer in Texas is HOT. Running in the heat makes it even hotter. Unless you befriend the dreaded treadmill, you can’t really avoid running in the heat. Over the years, I have embraced running when it’s hot outside. So far, my method has worked and I recently stumbled upon…

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I Tried Making Refrigerator Pickles

I’ve been eating pickles for as long as I can remember. Growing up, my mom was always making a fresh batch of pickles for us to snack on and in my house now we typically go through at least one jar a week. I’ve always wanted to make pickles but the whole idea of canning, etc…

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Afraid of the Water

I’m a runner.  I really enjoy getting out on the trails or track for a good run. But, I’ve been wanting a change. For the past few years I have been debating trying out swimming (and maybe a mini triathlon). The hard part: I have been intimidated or even a little scared to get into the…

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What is a Sibling?

National Siblings Day is April 10th. I never realized there was such day until a few years back when my social media feeds filled up with photos from friends. Well, it holds a different memory now because last year it was the day we buried one of my siblings. Katie Phillips died suddenly just one day after…

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When Family Photos Give You Hives

It’s time to plan family photos! You are already cringing, right? Did you just get an eye twitch thinking about it? There are countless things to worry about. The location, the clothing everyone will wear, the weather – is it going to rain? Be too windy? Will the kids even look at the camera? I…

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We Shall Snuggle

I’m not super affectionate and I am especially not a “snuggle” person. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a cold ice queen or anything, I just don’t love to sit around and cuddle. But after my husband snapped a picture of my daughter and I snuggling one cold winter day, I may be changing my ways……

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Grandma’s Pins on Display

I’ve got a sick kid and we are stuck in the house for the day. You know what this means! Laundry, laundry, laundry and projects I’ve been wanting to do. This time I arranged my Grandma’s beautiful pins in a shadowbox for display. I’ve written before about taking heirlooms out of the boxes and putting…

Listening in 2016

My goal for 2016 is to really savor the day I’m in. Be still and what is happening right now. Maybe if I take time to listen I’ll hear more from God. Happy New Year to you! Making the most out of life, Andrea