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Desperately Seeking Stylist

So maybe I’m dating myself with the “Desperately Seeking Susan” movie reference but I’m a big Madonna fan so I couldn’t resist.  I am very sad to report that my hair stylist has an opportunity do something major for her career which means she has to close down her salon immediately, allowing her to travel […]

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Jenvention – Maple Walnut Chicken

This is a modified version of a recipe from the back of the Progresso PANKO bread crumbs box. Because I don’t ever have the proper ingredients to follow an exact recipe, I made a few modifications. First gather your ingredients. 1/2 Cup Maple syrup – I used cheap Hy-Vee brand low calorie syrup because that’s […]

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Red Lipstick Soldier

Recently I was heading out on a trip and needed a book to read on the airplane. I don’t LOVE to fly, so reading on planes is a good way to distract myself from all of my typical anxiety-filled thoughts. A friend of mine recommended I read “Live a BIG Life” by Joan Burge. It […]

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2013 – A Year of Me

I like to think I know a great deal about goal setting.  It is, after all, part of my job each day.  So I feel like I need to start this post by saying that I am fully aware that my resolutions/goals may not be specific enough, or measurable enough, or time sensitive.  That they […]

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2012 – Lessons Learned in My Year of Travel, Changes, and New Perspectives

We’ve all heard the saying “tis better to have tried and failed, than to never have tried at all.”  Well, at the beginning of 2012, I set a lot of goals and made some new resolutions.  Let’s just say I had to remind myself of that famous quote when I sat down to think about […]

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. I’m sharing with everyone so I’m forced to do even better this year. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of […]

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Jenventions

Sometimes when I’m cooking dinner I like to take liberties with the recipes I’m using and make substitutions or go completely “off script” and create my own recipe. Shortly after my husband and I moved into together he gave these new recipes their own name – Jenventions. Sometimes they work out…and others, well, they don’t. […]

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At The Table With a Graphic Design Student

Twenty year old Elizabeth Culjat is an anything but a typical college Junior.   I have to admit that as my youngest interview yet, I had my own ideas about how she might answer each of my questions. I was pleasantly surprised as soon as we started talking.  She was polite, smart, and seemed to […]

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Falling for Fall and Winter Already!

After a very hot 6 weeks of 100 degree temperatures, I am  loving this break in the weather.  It’s giving me Fall and Christmas Fever and I can’t help but get excited about all of  these upcoming sessions and promotions!  So, I thought I’d share a few with you.  Let me apologize in advance for […]

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Confessions of a Diet Saboteur

Remember when we were kids, and being a Best Friend to someone was a very important role?  And you could only have one BFF?  A week or so ago, I was chatting with a friend about how friendships change over time.  We talked about how as you age, you no longer have a “BFF” necessarily […]

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