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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 205 – Salt and Pepa’s here, and we’re in effect….


Yes – my mom still has this in her house and I have forbidden her to throw it away.  If she ever wants to get rid of it, I get first dibs.  After all, I am the oldest. 

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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When both my work worlds collide…

Sometimes it happens! 

I met a member of my AF WingMoms group online and found out that she actually was working near me.  Well…I couldn’t pass up that opportunity so I arranged to meet her in person! 

While talking through messages I found out that she also knew of some folks that might need some realty help so of course I am happy to help there as well.


And that’s how my work worlds collided in an awesome way.  :)

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 203 – Easy Pasta Salad…..yummy!

Today I made a pasta salad and it was so super easy and yummy…I just had to share!

First I just grabbed a box of Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad, Classic.  I made it according to the directions but here is where we take yummy up a notch.  ;)  I added some cut up green onions, some grape tomatoes that I halved, mini pepperonis and some feta cheese. 


It turned out soooo good and with a recipe this easy…think of all the variations and delicious things that you can add!

Stay awesome y’all! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 200 – A typical day….

Is there ever really a typical day? 


A time or two a week I stop by Starbucks and get a… chocolate.  Yes, that’s right.  A hot chocolate.  In the summer.  In Texas. 

A lot of my day is spent in front of a computer either managing my nonprofit that helps those with a loved one in the AF, or helping my clients find a home. 


Both of my jobs involve helping others….and that makes my day an awesome one to have. 

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 193 – I do love hot chocolate….especially when it’s FREE!

I had accumulated enough stars to get a FREE drink from Starbucks!  WooHoo!!  Now I’m trying to “cut back” on my calorie intake but today it was a free drink so I’m pretty sure because the drink was free, the drink was calorie free as well….right?  Doesn’t that sound logical?  I think so.

venti hot chocolate

….and it tasted so good!!

Stay awesome y’all!!  ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 191 – I can see clearly now….

Well not actually now as in today, but in approximately a week from now my new glasses will be in and then I’ll be able to see more clearly.

I tried on several pair and you know how they never seem to be just quite right?  Well after trying on several pairs I finally settled on these frames.

new frames

And now I’m super excited for them to come in!  :)

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 184 – Hot chocolate during the summer….yes please…

I pretty much could drink hot chocolate any day of the year.  While I enjoy it a lot during the winter, I’m an equal season opportunity hot chocolate enjoyer. 


Mmmm…so yummy for my tummy.

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 183 – I’m confused…

I was in the Dollar General near my home and I had stopped in to grab some Ramen soup.  As you can imagine, this package caught my eye…


So what you are saying is….


You can cook Ramen in HALF THE TIME???  AND you can reduce sodium by 50%? 

How can this be??  I inspected the back closely.


Cooks in 3 minutes.  Wow.  That sounds fast.  But wait a minute….isn’t that how long it takes with regular Ramen?  I looked at the package I was buying…


YES!!!  It takes 3 minutes also!  The only thing that I can think of is the fact that they are reducing the amount of time it takes to bring the water to a boil but still…just basing it on their statements they should have said reduces the TOTAL time it takes to cook.  Because both take 3 minutes.

And since you are still using the seasoning packet, how is the sodium level reduced?

I’m confused.  And those are my thoughts for today…..what do y’all think?

Stay awesome y’all!!  ~lisa 

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 182 – Oh say can you see….

Today is the 4th of July and as always, I’m proud to be an American, I’m proud of the military heritage in my family and I’m proud of my husband who has a heart to serve his community! 


I tried to get some creative shots today but the wind wasn’t blowing so the flags were just kind of there. 

But my hubby did put the flags out as he knows how much I enjoy how they look and he does as well. 


How did you celebrate today?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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My 365 Photo A Day Project – Day 181 – You don’t plan to fail but sometimes fail to plan…

And because of that quote I have become a bit obsessed with finding a new planner/organizer.  I’ve checked out the Erin Condren planner, I looked at the section in Hobby Lobby for customizable planners, Lily Pulitzer, It’s Just Emmy, and a dozen others that I found online. 

After researching and shopping online and in several stores, I came to the conclusion that I really need an organizer that I can just interchange a new calendar each year and one that I can add and take away from as my needs change. 

And as I often do when trying to make a decision, I take pics of what I see that I like as well as the price so I can find it later. 



When you are searching for something, how do you research and shop?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

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