Managing Depression | My aha Moment

Managing depression can be as simple as an aha moment.

Managing Depression

I LOVE aha moments. Oprah Winfrey describes aha moments as “those moments when I sit down to talk to somebody and they say something that makes me look at life or a situation in a completely different way. And I say, ‘Aha! I get it!’ Light bulb . . . and the little hairs on your arm stand up. That is an aha moment.” After recognizing my depression, the next step was managing depression. My aha moment was a critical part of that. It helped me fully understand my depression, and what I was going through.

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Peach Cobbler Cocktail

A peach tea cocktail recipe which tastes just like the dessert peach cobbler!

Peach Tea

The smell of warm peach tea screams dessert. While I was experimenting with drink recipes, I knew I had a winner when the flavor tasted just like peach cobbler. Amazing!!

The inspiration for this recipe came from my peach iced tea. When Kate posted her recipe she mentioned you can add liquor to make a cocktail so I started experimenting. Even though the tea and the booze was good together it needed a little extra umph. The solution to any problem you are have when creating a drink is carbonation. In my opinion, it takes any cocktail over the top. Lemon lime soda is usually my go-to mixer when it comes to cocktails. It has the right on the sweetness, it isn’t overpowering, and the flavor is complementary to pretty much any drink you’re going to make.

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How to Celebrate Earth Day all year long

Earth Day is April 22, but we should teach our kids to value the Earth all year-long!

I am not a fan of one-off holidays. Valentine’s Day isn’t my thing. April Fool’s Day is annoying, and our love of America is all year, not only on Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Veteran’s day. I find Earth Day to be one of those one-off holidays. We should value the Earth and the environment all year-long. Instill in our kids to respect and honor mother nature. Today’s blog post shares 5 quotes and ideas on how you and your family can celebrate Earth Day all year round.

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Veggie Stir Fry | An Easy and Simple Supper

Veggie stir fry is a cheap and easy meal which leaves your family satisfied!

Veggie Stir Fry

We all have those bits and pieces of vegetables in our fridge that we just don’t seem to get around to eating. Veggie stir fry to the rescue!! You reduce food waste, get in a health serving of vegetables, and it tastes fantastic.

A family friend used to make us the BEST chicken stir fry back in the day. It was simple, delicious, and comforting. Before we moved to Wisconsin, I made sure she gave me the recipe. I have tweaked it a little bit since then but it is one of my go-to recipes.

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How to Clean the Inside of Your Dishwasher

Clean the inside of your dishwasher to keep it running longer!! 

How to Clean the Inside of your Dishwasher

In my previous life as a deli worker, I washed a lot of dishes. Needless to say, I don’t like washing dishes 😉 When we purchased our home in 2005, the first appliance we bought was a dishwasher. I clean the inside of it which has been the key to keeping our dishwasher running so long.

The dishwasher works by spraying the bits of food off the dirty dishes. Small particles go down the drain while the chopper and filter break down bigger pieces. Cleaning the inside of the dishwasher ensures the parts do not get clogged and broken by any food debris.

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