Family Birthday Celebration 5

Birthdays have never been crazy important in my opinion. Sure maybe a nice dinner and a dessert of sorts – a family get together…but never anything crazy. Today, I’m going to go ahead and share some of my favorite birthday memories. 1. One year…no idea which one, as I was so young. We traveled to my Aunts house for my birthday. She always seemed to be able to bake the most delicious bread. For this special occasion, she baked my… Read more »

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As a kid, I would receive one of the Scholastic Reader Order forms from my Elementary teachers and I’d go through and circle everything I wanted to read…it was almost always the entire form… silly me. And one of my first experiences with a library was taking a book out…and when my Grandma asked for me to return it…I just put it back on the shelf. It was all good and well till a few weeks later the library called… Read more »

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The Definition… Before I dive into what I’m grateful for, I want to start with the definition of gratitude. Gratitude is “a feeling of appreciation or thanks.” – Merriam Webster Dictionary A feeling of appreciation or thanks to a neighbor, a friend, family member or even to a stranger. It’s that feeling of calmness and reminder that you’re (I’m) okay because…well you at least have something to be grateful for.   What I’m Grateful For… I could likely go on… Read more »

German Pancakes

Growing up, I was a huge fan of pancakes (cue, copious amounts of Mrs. Buttersworth’s syrup). Although this is a bit of a comfort food today, my taste-buds have expanded. In today’s world, I find myself shying away from syrup and preferring Preserves or Fruit or maybe even just a little brown sugar…yumm! So, I give you German Pancakes. This recipe originally stemmed from my Sister who found it somewhere online. The cool thing about German Pancakes is you can… Read more »

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Today’s topic? Movies! Classic movies! If you keep up with My Life In Snippets, you know that I feel (along with many others) that I came from another era… In fact, my sister has said before that I’m a mix of 25 and 95 – an old soul. I grew up listening to music that my parents loved as young-in’s (back in the fifties and early sixties). The movies I watched were all based during this era – or back… Read more »

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And we’re back with round six (and seven) of questions! That’s right folks, get ready for double the insight, intrigue and overall fun 🙂   1. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones? Of course, the questions are just getting tougher and tougher, eh? Talk of losing memories reminds me of “The Giver.” I’d hate to live in a place where my memories were controlled… anyway… So, here’s my logic… Read more »

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Here we are halfway through the questions with Round Five! Be sure to check out Round One, Round Two, Round Three and Round Four! 1. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton? A joyful genius? 😉 No, this question is interesting in that I’d like to be intelligent and logical – but could do without the constant worries… Granted, I am a worrier…yet, also optimistic. I suppose if I must choose, I’d prefer the joyful simpleton… Read more »

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And, we are back with the next set of questions. If you didn’t know, I’ve been answering 50 questions that will free your my mind. They are incredibly intriguing and I encourage each of you to answer them yourself! Check out Round One, Round Two and Round Three!   1. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? Well, if everything that made me happy made everyone else around me happy, too – it’d be a… Read more »

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Well, here we are at round three of ten in this questions series. Check out Round One and Round Two for the first ten questions! 1. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do? Call them out on their rudeness. Not only this, I would explain my friendship with this close friend. Lastly,… Read more »

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Last week, I posted the first ten rounds of questions of questions I’m answering. Today, is round two! If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich? Baking, cooking, volunteering, writing, traveling and running. I’m not sure if the last one can be considered “work.” Unless, I ran for fundraising. On top of this list, although I can’t call spending copious amounts of time adventuring with family and friends work, doing this would definitely make… Read more »

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I remember back in middle and early high school (2006-2009 -ish) how Facebook Notes were commonly used for sharing and answering surveys filled with a long list of questions about everything – favorite color? favorite food? etc, etc. And if you were tagged, you were expected to answer every question. Of course, most of those questions were pretty straight forward – and being young made it just that much easier. Well, I’ve stumbled across a list of 50 Questions that… Read more »

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Earlier in the month, I had to write a six word memoir. I came up with a chart of sorts where “dedication” pointed to 5 words: my faith, learning, clan, optimism and responsibility. Now today, with my last post for the November Blog Challenge, I am tasked to write down the title of what would be my memoir and explain why. I’ve decided on “Snippets of My Dedication.” The title of my blog, “My Life in Snippets” has always been… Read more »