REALLY BIG NEWS!

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Yes, this news is really, really big! I mean it’s life changing. I am about to turn into one of those complete fools who can’t stop going on and on about how beautiful my grand-baby is. I am going to be a grandmother. So please bear with me as I post millions of baby pics on Facebook, Instagram and everywhere else imaginable. I have no doubt that at least in my eyes, it will be the most beautiful baby ever born.   I’ve told a few people about this grand event and I keep getting … [Read more...]

Why Failing Your New Year’s Resolution is Good for You

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  It's that time of year again. The time when you set New Year's Resolutions that you are determined to stick to this year.  I'm here to tell you that failing your New Year's Resolutions is one of the best things that can happen to you. Let me explain... What is a New Year's Resolution? A New Year's Resolution is when you make a promise that you are going to improve some aspect of your life from January 1st, forward, and that it will become a permanent aspect of your life. The … [Read more...]

Are you getting enough?

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  Okay, get your minds outta the gutter here! I’m talking about water, you know, good old H2O? Whenever I hear multiple messages about the same topic I start to feel like I’m meant to pay closer attention. Like I’m being hit over the head with it. Lately I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about how much water you should drink. I get it; most of us don’t drink enough water. In fact, most of us are actually pretty dehydrated and have habitually been in that state for a … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cheesecake by Chef Michael

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  Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Pumpkin Spice cream cheese topping     For the crust:   1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs 3 tbsp. Sugar 3 tbsp. butter, melted   Mix crumbs and sugar, add butter; press firmly onto bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.   For the Cheesecake:   5 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 – 15 oz. can 100% … [Read more...]

The 40th Anniversary of The Texas Renaissance Festival

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Yes, I’m super excited about Texas Ren Fest this year! It’s the 40th anniversary and they have spruced everything up and added a VERY special new event. There will be a Masquerade Ball! That’s right, an official ball for King Midas. Masks and costumes or formal attire are required. So don’t delay, get your costumes ready for the night of your life. This is the Texas Renaissance Festival like you’ve never experienced it before. King Midas’ Masquerade Ball will be held every … [Read more...]

It’s Time!

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Wow! I know we’re all asking ourselves where did the summer go? Everyone is scrambling to get their kids ready to head back to school for another year of growing and learning. Tax-free weekend means it’s time to start grabbing up the last bit of what is needed to go back into the classroom. You’ll inevitably fight crowds in parking lots and malls all over town trying to get everything crossed off of your list. It’s only the beginning of another crazy school year. Many of you are just … [Read more...]

Vacation Mode

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Many of you know I recently went on a much anticipated and greatly appreciated vacation. I feel so blessed to have been able to get away for 6 days. Vacation mode for me is super relaxed. I allowed myself to put away all the things I’m working on at home and just be. I slept, ate, went scuba diving, took in the beautiful scenery, ate and slept some more. Did I mention that I slept? I might have slept a lot. It was wonderful! I especially loved being under water again and seeing that … [Read more...]

Five Do’s and Don’ts for Raising Money Fit Kids

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In order for our kids to mature into adults with healthy financial habits, it is our job as parents to help them cultivate the mindset that will help them to master money and not allow money to master them. As we train our future leaders to make wise financial decisions, here are five do’s and don’ts for teaching kids at an early age about healthy money management. 1. Talk about money openly and honestly with your kids. Do not shy away from these important teaching opportunities. While … [Read more...]

Breakfast, Body-Fat, and Bad News…

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  If you are not doing this one thing when you wake up, then everyday you are adding on body-fat… If you are not doing this one thing when you wake up, then your results are causing you frustration… If you are doing this one thing when you wake up, then you are already achieving the results of having this bit of information That one thing is…‘Eating Within 1-Hour of Waking’.   So why do you want to Eating Within 1-Hour of Waking..? Mainly it should be because … [Read more...]

Apple Immune Booster

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  It seems like everyone around me has a cough. Perhaps it's spring and the pollen is causing all the respiratory issues? I found an immune boosting drink that taste really good, is super easy to make and seems to be keeping me feeling great despite the coughs and sneezes all around me. Mix in a shaker: 1/2 cup bottled water 1/4 cup organic apple juice 1 Tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar 1/4 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon pinch of sea salt dash of cayenne … [Read more...]