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Bullet Journaling as Art Therapy

Does Bullet Journaling soothe you? Does it give you a sense of accomplishment? Does it make you feel good about yourself? It does for me, and that’s because it is a form of art therapy.  When I first heard about Bullet Journaling, my sister-in-law posted something on Facebook about how she bought her journal and […]

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NaNoWriMo NotSoMuch – Successes and Room for Improvement

Have you heard of NaNoWriMo? I had heard about it for years, before trying it out for myself. I participated this year, and while I may not have won I had a great time.  NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and it runs from November 1st to November 30th. The goal is to write 50,000 […]

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Winter Bucket List: 20 Fun Family Things To Do

This year, I am going to have as much Winter fun as I can. My job gets ridiculously busy between Thanksgiving and New Years, and I know that if I don’t take the time to set some Winter goals, it will be over before I know it! This is my Winter Bucket List: Make Christmas […]

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Homestyle Vegetarian Chicken Soup – Like Mom Used to Make

I know vegetarian chicken soup sounds like a contradiction in terms, but this recipe will clear up any confusion you may have. My mom isn’t known for her cooking. She’s not a bad cook, by any means. But cooking has never been one of her stand out qualities. Though thinking back, I have to say […]

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Fall Sweet Progress Swap Box Has Arrived!

Have you ever heard of the Fall Sweet Progress Swap Box? This year it has occurred to me that I am in love with subscription boxes! I currently participate in Ipsy Glam Bag and Birchbox, which has really shown me that I have been buying crappy makeup all my life, and good makeup makes all the difference! […]

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Cloudy with a Chance of Vegetarian Meatballs

I have been a vegetarian for 24 years (24 years!) and I have never made my own vegetarian meatballs. Don’t ask me why, I have no good reason for it. If I had to come up with a reason though, I’d say I was too overwhelmed by it. In my head I saw a vision […]

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Lemon-Soaked Quick Bread, That Tastes Just Like Cake

 Lemon-Soaked Quick Bread from Food Network, tastes just like cake! I’ve been working my way through this booklet from Food Network called 50 Quick Breads, and today I made Lemon-Soaked Quick Bread. So far, I’ve made 5 of the 50 breads. My goal was to post about every one of them, on Momma Bear Life, […]

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Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes Perfect for Fall Weather

Would anyone be adverse to changing the name of Fall to Pumpkin season? I mean really, pumpkin is the best part of Fall. Though to be fair there a few other things I love about Fall, like apple picking, changing leaves, sweaters, scarves, and all things crunchy on the ground. Anyone else go out of […]

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Perfect Pumpkin Bread to Celebrate the Fall

Fall is here, and that means all things pumpkin. My first pumpkin baked good of the season? Pumpkin bread! Do you get Food Network magazine? I have been getting it for the last five years, and I love it. I go through each issue, rip out the recipes I like, and keep them in a kitchen drawer […]

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The Weekly Skinny: Episode 1

There were a great many things on the internet this week, here’s The Weekly Skinny: 30 Days to a Tidy(er) Home by Love and Renovations – Sign up for the mailing list and the sbook is sent to you for free! Pirate Map Weekly Layout – ‘X’ Marks the Weekend! from Chocolate Musings – This […]

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