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Time and Tide

source Another Monday and how was your weekend, sweet friends?  Any time to relax?  Any fun memories?  Did you make it count? I think we sometimes tend to fly through these days and count down each weekday until the weekend.  In fact, I was pouring my coffee Friday morning and once again thought … [Read more...]

My “One Word” For 2014 & Our First Ever Reader Survey {Help!}

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Happy New Year, my friends!  I want to tell you about my "one word" I have chosen for 2014 and why.  We're going to get into that but at the end of this post there is a 10 question Reader Survey {well, ok 11 questions but the last one isn't required}  and I am EARNESTLY asking that you will help me … [Read more...]

Reader Favorites: Top 10 Posts of 2013

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So here we are... the last day of 2013.  My Husband and I were talking last night about how, when we were little, the year 2000 seemed like a million years away.  I will admit I was a bit nostalgic writing this post.  This past year has been so full of fun and yet there were days when I just didn't … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas from A Little Claireification

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"A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn..." Merry Christmas! … [Read more...]

Why I Didn’t Make A Fall Wreath | Bad Blogger Diaries – Part 1

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I actually started writing this post on the first day of Fall, September 22nd, and have set it aside a few times.  That day was also the first in the 6-7 weeks prior that I could recall that I finally had a day to be able to relax and just enjoy time with my family without dealing with work emails … [Read more...]

The “M” Word: The Good, The Bad & The Pudgy

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Alright, let's have a little "girl talk".  No boys allowed, ok?  Shut the front door.  No  really. So here we are at the end of the first week of September and I should be working on some Fall craft or recipe today and I just don't feel like it.  While I have some fun ideas, work has been … [Read more...]

Go The Extra Mile | A Free Printable {Do The Right Thing}

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Back in the early 1900s, my grandfather was once overpaid by 10 cents.  Basically, someone gave him the wrong change back on a transaction. He discovered this error, which was in his favor, towards the end of his long walk back home.  He promptly turned around and walked a few miles back to correct … [Read more...]

Five Minute Friday: Listen

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"Five Minute Friday".  A group of gals comes together every Friday and, based on the key word prompt by Lisa Jo Baker, they just write what is on their hearts for 5 minutes and post it.  While I am not able to participate every week, I do so when I can and I love seeing what others write as … [Read more...]

Five Minute Friday: Imagine

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This is new for me so I am not going to over-think it.  "Five Minute Friday".  One word.   Five minutes.  Write.  No editing {yikes}.  Here goes. The word today is "Imagine". GO: First thing in mind is that John Lennon song: "Imagine all the people…" … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Sacrifice {Thank You To Those That Have Served}

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  "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them". - John F. Kennedy Gratitude.  I've been thinking about that word a lot.  There is a whole 'nother post mulling around in my head about that but for now, it's … [Read more...]

Just tomorrow… {time flies}

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It's really hard to believe that it's already the last day of April.  It seems like it was just Christmas.  April has been a pretty busy month over here at the ALC Ranch.  The Teenager started his first job and we also confirmed his college selection.  We took a mini family vacation in lieu of a … [Read more...]

I Used To Be Awesome {And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves}

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I just got back from a whirlwind weekend trip to Dallas for the "Blissdom 2013" conference.  It was so wonderful to meet up with some fantastic gals and I will share more about that later this week! Last night in the closing session, the keynote speaker,  Jon Acuff,  said something that really … [Read more...]

Managing Our Time Better: Setting Goals {Part 2}

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Welcome!!  This is Part 2 in my Time Management Series called "Managing Our Time Better".  To catch up with Part 1 you can start HERE. Time Management is such a challenge for so many of us, whether you are married or single.  As a busy working Mom to three boys I certainly struggle with this too. … [Read more...]

Managing Our Time Better: Stress Is A Choice {Part 1}

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This is {Part 1} in my "Managing Our Time Better" series. Hey y'all!  I know it's been a little quiet for a few days over here at ALC and I've missed you!  For the past three days I was being blessed beyond measure at a Conference called BEECH Retreat.  A conference that I wasn't sure I really … [Read more...]

“31 Days To A Heart of Hospitality” {and a Giveaway!}

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