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Halloween Treats, No Tricks

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I love the Fall! Holidays are coming. Good Food. Fun Times. Great Memories. While I’m not crazy about cold weather I really do enjoy this time of year.

Everyone is gearing up for Halloween and I thought it would be fun to share some fun Halloween Treats with you. My daughter and I always have fun making fun and spooky treats to share with neighbors. I think the Owl Cupcakes will a big hit this year.

 

 

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What Halloween Treats will you be making this year?

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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The Hardest Peace by Kara Tippetts (giveaway)

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Kara Tippetts opens her heart and her mind honestly and truthfully to bring us in to her life, beginning with childhood up through her continued struggle with cancer. Her confessions and stories are difficult to read at times, but consistently coupled with the strength she receives from her spirituality. Her story is a true testament to the power of believing in a higher being and releasing all seemingly impossible things to that being. She uses the names God, Him, Holy Spirit, and Jesus. She often quotes the Bible. This may seem religious or dogmatic, but the message comes through so clearly, and I think anyone who lives their life connected to a higher being can benefit from her story.
She uses the word “hard” quite often. But the more she uses it, the softer the word gets. She gains a complete acceptance of her “hard” because of her ability to release it to God. But that’s not even the end of it. She also sees that “hard is beautiful”. Even in the darkest, most painful of times, she sees the beauty in her “hard”. The last line of a letter written by her husband sums it up. “I am a witness that it is hard, but it is beautiful.” P. 174
A paragraph toward the end of the book (p. 148) really struck me. It spoke directly to me as a mother. It makes me think of yoga and how very important it is to me. I take yoga class three times a week, but I wish I were better at living yoga every day. I stay in mommy mode most of the time, getting frustrated with my daughter when she misbehaves, or being so tired that I can’t even think straight. Kara is telling me “to slow down, to rest, to stop…to tune in.” Really very simple.

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The Hardest Peace is perfectly titled. It is a straight forward account of the way we can all feel peace, no matter what. Kara admits that it is hard to do, but once you open yourself to the answer, it actually gets pretty easy. As “easy” as a devastation like cancer can be. As she quotes A.A. Milne in her acknowledgements (p. 183), I think she says it best.
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

 

 

 

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Libby Blumberg

www.mamagonewild.wordpress.com www.ohbabee.wordpress.com Libby is a SAHM with one daughter, Emma, and husband, Jeff. She is a blogger, business owner, and active community member in the Town of Nocatee in Ponte Vedra, FL.

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Family Fall Fun

On Saturday we took the family about an hour away to Conner’s Amazing Corn Maze. Then on Sunday we went to a local Pumpkin Patch. We had a good time both days. Even my teenager had fun!

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                                                                                             Have you been to the pumpkin patch yet?

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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