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How Do You Show Love?

Several weeks ago I was doing another round of scrolling through Pinterest looking for more blog prompts/ideas to write about or get ideas from. And one of the prompts that I came across was in a month-long challenge for the month of February. Since there were several prompts that involved the topic of love, because of Valentine's Day, I decided to write down a few of them. One of the questions that I wrote down is "How Do You Show Love?"

Instead of trying to come up with an entire post just on how I show love, what I did is I shared this question on social media so that people could respond. And here are the responses that I received to this question.

"Through my actions towards someone."
"Small Comforts."
"Entertain others, care for my legacy."
"Doing something for someone."
Based on these answers alone, we can see that people have different ways that they show love as it corresponds to their love language an…
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Saturday Soups

This is a recipe that a family friend found in the Fix-It and Forget-It cookbook a while bag and shared with my family. It is delicious and is a family favorite. And it is such an easy recipe to do that you can make it in the morning or around lunchtime and it will be ready when you sit down at the table for dinner.

Taco Soup
2 pounds ground beef, browned 1 small onion, chopped and sauteed in ground beef drippings 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 packages dry taco seasoning (my family makes our own seasoning mix) 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon dried minced onion 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1-quart water 15 oz. can black beans 16 oz. can tomato sauce 16. oz. diced tomatoes
Combine all of the ingredients in a 5-quart or larger crockpot. Cover and cook for 1 hour on high and reduce to low for 3-4 hours. Serve with tortilla chips, shredded chedda


Don't doubt what you're capable of! #MondayMotivation
*Reposting this from the Grammarly Facebook Page

How Do You Organize Your Blogging Space?

I want to start off by saying that I am not the best at being organized. Whether it’s with blogging, writing a story, or in life. Sometimes I can be organized, but that doesn’t happen very often.
Normally when I blog, I am sitting at one end of my dining room table since I don’t have my own desk space. But over the holidays my laptop and everything that normally sits on the table has been in my backpack since two of my siblings came home for several weeks and then we had two parties at our house.

So I have been a little bit more organized than I normally am. Though when it’s not the holidays and we aren’t hosting what feels like a million events at our house, my laptop is out on the table. And I typically have a notebook or two, some pens and other items, like mail and my car keys sitting next to my laptop.
Of course, I do try to keep things organized when I am camped out at the table for a while either writing a novel/story or working on a blog post. But it can get a little out of …

What’s on Your Reading List for 2020?

What’s on your reading list for 2020? 
When it comes to books and reading I don't normally make a list of what I am reading. Typically what I do is when I am at the library I look through the new books shelves and the 'themed' shelves that my library does. If I find books that sound interesting and like something that I would read I will pick them up and bring them with me until I am ready to leave. Other times I will look up book suggestions from friends or that other people suggest to me and get them. 

But this year I am starting out with a shortlist of books that I plan on working my way through. And the books are "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. Once I am finished reading those books I am currently planning on reading the book "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audry Niffenegger. It has been on my Want to Read list on Goodreads since last year when I got a paperback copy of the book for 25 cents from my libr…

Saint and Word of the Year

Even though I wrote a post on this topic last year, and probably one or two other times, I wanted to share the word of the year as well as the saint of the year that I received for 2020.

The saint that I received for this year is St. Hyacinth, who I have heard of, but didn't really know much about. Thanks to the internet and a quick Google search I was able to look St. Hyacinth up and learn more about him. And what I have learned is that St. Hyacinth is the patron saint against drowning and Poland. His feast day is August 17th.

Jennifer Fulwiler, the creator of both generators, shared the links on her Facebook page (and I think on Instagram/Twitter but I am not sure). When she shared the link and a picture of the first page for the Saint generator she added this clarification to the caption in the post.

(To clear you some confusion, this generator gives you the name of people canonized in the Catholic Church, not members of the football team 😂)
In the Wikipedia article that I loo…