Category Archives: It’s New to Me!

I promised myself I was “recommitting”. Basically putting my focus and energy back into the things that were most important to me. Being a good wife, mom, friend, employee, etc. I’ve been working on this for the past year and … Continue reading

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BAM Book Divas Meet & Greet

   Last night marked the official Meet & Greet for the BAM Book Divas. I think we picked the name for the group because it sounded good because these women are the furthest thing from divas!! They are sweet and … Continue reading

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VietNow/Chicago Sandwich Run

   Today, I finally made my way over to see what the VietNow volunteers have been up to originally under the watchful eye of United States Marine, Jim Proffitt, and now dutifully handled by his wife, Virginia, since his passing … Continue reading

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BAM Book Divas

The BAM Book Divas are forming and I felt the need to get involved. I know, I know. Stop shaking your head at me. I will strictly be a member. I’m not making any decisions or taking on any additional … Continue reading

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My 2016 Challenge

2015 was really a notable year for our family. My son turned 18 years old and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He graduated from high school and just a few short months later from Boot Camp. Mid-year, my … Continue reading

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2015 Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookies. For easy reference, I think it’s important to document what I made, what I thought and what I loved and want to make in the future. So, way up high on the yummy scale were these Butterfinger Fudge Cookie … Continue reading

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The Chicagoland Blue Star Mothers are Searchable!

It’s no secret that I was about to get involved in something new. I love the work and the opportunities I have had with SLS and I will continue to do what I can when I can. I am grateful … Continue reading

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