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I Meant For This to Go Differently

I’m an organizer; I love it.  Nothing better than a good list and solid plan to follow in order to get things done.  Make the list.  Do the list. Throw away checked-off completed list.  Make new list. What follows contradicts everything I just said.  In my busy gal defense, it happens.  Not often, but when …

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PSA of the Day: Infant CPR & Choking Refresher

The holidays are upon us and that may mean you’ll be entertaining family, maybe family with babies. What a great time for an infant CPR and choking primer! Y’all know I love a PSA.  Check it HERE, HERE and HERE. Years ago, I worked in a hospital and we had to take CPR classes regularly.  …

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Required Summer Reading: Secondary Drowning

I’ve written about drowning before and how the actual process of drowning doesn’t look like you might think it would (if you missed that important post, you can read it HERE).  Today, let’s take a look at secondary drowning. If you’re like most of the world, when it gets hot, you want to cool off …

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How To Properly Use A Meat Thermometer in Two Easy Steps

Using a quick-read meat thermometer is easy peasy.  Let’s make sure we’re doing it right, shall we? How To Use a Meat Thermometer in Two Easy Steps: 1) Insert thermometer into the center of the thickest part of the meat.  If need be, insert thermometer horizontally.  Thermometer should not be touching bone or fat. 2) …

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DIY Brown Sugar

Hands in the air: how many of you make or have ever made your own brown sugar? Me?  Not so much. I feel a little embarrassed and confused.  How is it that I have never ever made my own brown sugar (or vanilla ~faint~)?!  I mean, I’ve been baking since I was  9-years-old.  I’ve been …

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