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Tammy Litke is a Dallas blogger, blogging since 2008.  She loves to watch movies, play video games, spend time in the kitchen, and travel.  Between recipes and reviews you'll find many helpful and some just plain funny posts on her blog. Welcome, pull up a chair and stay for a while!

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Ack! Our Auto Insurance is Going to Go Up this Year!

Our daughter turns 16 this April.  How is it that time can go by so quickly?  I remember her first car ride on the way home from the hospital. My husband tucked her safely into the infant seat and buckled it in the back of the car making sure the seat belt was securely fastened. And now that tiny girl that weighed in at just 6 pounds 3 ounces is ready to get behind the steering wheel herself.  It just doesn’t seem possible.

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Custom Framing More Than Art - A Reminder of a Wonderful Heritage

Before I was married I had no real concept of an investment.  I was just happy to have “pretty things”.

After my father-in-law passed away, my mother-in-law gave all her children some money.  My husband and I wanted to get something with it that would satisfy my need for “pretty” (LOL) but also do a responsible adult thing and purchase something both of value and sentiment.

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White Chicken Chili Recipe

I wanted to find a great, healthy recipe for a winter day. I found this in the Campbell’s Kitchen, and it’s one of the yummiest chili recipes I have ever made. Also excellent garnished with avocado and green onions!

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DIY Aloe Vera Lip Gloss

Inspired by a new year DIY challenge from a friend of mine I searched online for something to make with ingredients I already had in my home.  I decided to make an Aloe Vera Lip Gloss which will give a shine to my lips and protect, moisturize and heal them all at the same time!

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Ironic Newspaper Headlines

Some of you may have already seen this as my husband received is as an e-mail forwarded from a co-worker, who got it from his wife, who got it from...well you know how it goes.  I don't know where it originally came from but I laughed and thought you might too.  A good start to the weekend!

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Inspired by Celebrity Sunglasses

I am not a big fan of Lady Gaga by any means, but I do like me some Disney characters. 

I saw a picture of her looking like Cruella De Vil and while I’m pretty sure it was not for a Halloween event, I have to say…she can actually pull this off.

The Dalmatian effect on the "mouse ears" and red lipstick really set off the stark whiteness of the outfit and her skin tone.  Of course so do the mirrored lenses on the sunglasses, which I happen to really like.

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Tools and Resources for Online Degrees

Have you set goals for your life at the beginning of other years and never accomplished them?  Was one of them perhaps to get more education or work further on a degree you already have?  Did you put it aside because of time, money or both?  If this is the case for you, think about it again in 2012, and list the steps you need to take to reach that goal.  It may have changed since you first resolved to do it, but setting a goal towards furthering your education will put you on the path to actually doing it.

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52 Small Changes - Book Give Away

52 Small Changes: One Year to a Healthier, Happier You by wellness expert and best-selling author Brett Blumenthal.

This “how-to” manual for achieving a state of optimal health and wellness outlines fifty-two weeks of small, yet productive changes that readers can make to live a happier, healthier life. Why fifty-two?

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FIRST Wild Card Tour: Ancient: Book Two: Deception

A foreboding evil is slowly creeping around the heart of the Freelands, threatening to choke away its very life. The Lords of this mass of evil are after eternal power – and if they succeed, the lands will plunge into an endless blight. Unfortunately, most of the people of the Freelands are unaware they face an ominous future – and those that know the truth are in dire straits.

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Smart Success for 2012

One of the great things that come with a new year is a new chance to be a better you, whatever that means to you.  It may mean improving your body, engaging your mind or focusing on a deeper spiritual relationship, or perhaps all three.  But kick starting them and maintaining them are two different things!

My main focus this year is to live a more quality life in all three of those aspects, to help me on the body is Bob Harper’s Smart Success products.

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