Posts made in January, 2012

Family Travel: Amazing Animal Encounters at the San Diego Zoo and Sea World

Family Travel: Amazing Animal Encounters at the San Diego Zoo and Sea World

Today I have the pleasure of sharing a guest post from the lovely Barbara Mascareno. Barbara takes a unique approach to teaching children Spanish, and because my daughter is half-Spanish and should know more about her heritage, I love to visit Barbara’s blog frequently for lessons in the Spanish language. Her family went to the San Diego Zoo and Sea World for vacation, and since I haven’t yet made that destination, I was delighted...

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Classic Country Music For ‘The Conservative Hillbilly’

Classic Country Music For ‘The Conservative Hillbilly’

It’s been a few days since I posted, but if you’ve read the previous post, you’ll know I quit smoking and it’s been difficult. This has been the center of my focus and misery for the better part of the week, but I’m on day eight with no cigs now, and it’s gotten easier. Hopefully, I can get back to posting at least most days of the week, if not every day. For the past month, I’ve been promising my...

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Smoking, Callgirls, and Inspiration from Yoda

Smoking, Callgirls, and Inspiration from Yoda

“Do or do not. There is no try.”-Yoda I had a horrible nightmare the other night that finally made me take the plunge and give up cigarettes for good. I’ve been struggling to find the willpower to quit for the last couple of years, because I know how terrible they are for me, but I just couldn’t seem to kick the habit. Even when my grandmother died from an aggressive form of lung cancer in 2010, I kept puffing away, like...

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How To Travel Frugally

How To Travel Frugally

I’m not fond of coupon and giveaway blogs, but it doesn’t mean I don’t like to save money or am opposed to sharing occasional information. If the person or organization providing said information also promotes charitable causes, then I am doubly inclined to do so. With this being said, I have the pleasure of sharing a travel guest post from Ella Davidson of Coupons.org. Coupons is a site that provides top consumer saving...

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Remembering a Lost Generation Through Music

Remembering a Lost Generation Through Music

Remembering a Lost Generation Through Music It’s time for another installment of Music Monday, and while I promised one of my blogging buddies I’d give him a classic country segment today, I am apologetically forgoing it for next Monday to reflect upon the era of Etta James. Mrs. James died last week at the age of 73, and although I am not often touched deeply by the death of a celebrity, I grieved to hear of her passing. Her death...

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Ladies, Don’t Propose Marriage To Your Man

Ladies, Don’t Propose Marriage To Your Man

Sunday Soapbox: Ladies, don’t propose marriage to your man. If he wants to marry you, he will ask for your hand. By forcing the issue and proposing to him, you are setting yourself up for awkwardness and hurt feelings. Respect yourself enough to let him come to you. You’re worth it. Am I being old-fashioned, or do you agree? Tell me in the comments If you liked this post, I invite you to read the previous one: Freedom Music  and MLK...

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Freedom Music and MLK Day

Freedom Music and MLK Day

Welcome back for another installment of Music Monday, everyone! Because I haven’t posted for the last three days, I am officially out of the running for Project 365 So where have I been, and why did I bomb? If you look at the new layout, you’ll see some major differences, and I’m hoping you like the look better. I recently made the painful, albeit practical, transition to a self-hosted website. Now I can do pretty much...

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Chasing Waterfalls Isn’t Always Dangerous

Chasing Waterfalls Isn’t Always Dangerous

Today I thought I’d share a little music and a photo gallery from my most recent weekend escapades. Over the weekend, KP (the hubby) and I took a day trip to see some waterfalls in the North Georgia Mountains. North Georgia is known for beautiful waterfalls, and we were lucky enough to see four of them–Bad Branch Falls (two waterfalls for the price of one), Minnehaha Falls (love the name, because it seems like laughter) and Toccoa...

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The Enchanted Forest: Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa

The Enchanted Forest: Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa

It’s time for another installment of Travel Tuesday, and for today’s reading pleasure, I have a fantastic guest post from Kelly Stone Gamble. You might remember her from her last guest post on The Alamo, and if not, read it and see why I am delighted for her to post here as often as she wants. Without further ado, I present Kelly and her “Enchanted Forest.”...

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Music Makes Housework Tolerable

Music Makes Housework Tolerable

Welcome back for another installment of Music Monday! Today is housecleaning day, and as much as I dislike doing mundane chores, they would be impossible to perform without music.There is no method or madness to the music I choose for housecleaning; most often I just turn on the radio and listen to a genre until I tire of it and move on to the next. This week I’ve decided to put together a short playlist of some of the songs I listened to...

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