• Finding Inspiriation

    Last night my piano students and I were inspired and motivated by the amazing Landon Weeks. Landon is an 18 year old high school senior who was born with a birth defect called phocomelia. He has short arms and only three fingers on each hand yet Landon has turned trial into triumph and

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  • Mindful Breathing

    Just as important to your health as eating well and exercising is breathing. It may sound like common sense but when was the last time you stopped and actually thought about your breathing? Many stress management articles feature breathing as the simplest and most effective ways to red

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  • Freshen Up Your Daily Routine

    This is the week to engage in your daily routines! With the change of seasons comes an opportunity to evaluate your routines and shake things up a little. Take a beat this week and assess the different aspects in your life. Workout routine going alright or do you need to recommit to fitness? &n

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  • Creating Memories

    I’m on a mission to create as many sweet and fun memories with my kiddos as possible.  The old cliché about how fast kids grow seems especially true at our house lately.  Yesterday I caught myself staring at my 11 year olds feet.  When in the world did they get bigger t

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  • Spring Cleaning in the Kitchen

    Spring is here and with all the sunshine and fresh air comes the desire to open windows and freshen up our homes, right? Hopefully these handy tips for sprucing up your kitchen will help you feel a little more motivated and a little less overwhelmed.  

    When I clean

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  • Vacation Help Anyone?

    I just spent a few days in sunny St. George, Utah with my four kiddos.  My hubby was coaching a rugby tournament there so we went to support him and the team.  We also snuck in some hiking, swimming and sight-seeing.   As much fun as it was to play in the sun for a few days, I am beat

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  • Taking the Blah Out

    I have decided that January can be quite the blah month. There’s so much hype going into a new year and then once it starts it seems like kind of a letdown if your life is still the same as it was last year. Guess what? It is still the same.  You are still you. You still have the sa

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  • Keeping Consistency in the Down Time

    It’s been a long weekend of holiday fun and no school. I love having down time to enjoy my kiddos and take a breather from schedules. We did some skiing, went to a museum, we even went for a bike ride. I can’t believe it was nice enough to go for a bike ride in January! The o

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  • No Stress Resolution

    It seems like with all the excitement and hype of a new year there is that undercurrent of stress. We are expected to list out every way we are going to attain the things that have eluded us so far. This will be the year I finally…… fill in the blank. I’m all for setting goal

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  • Six Tips for Broiling Steaks in the Oven

    If a grill isn’t handy, broiling steaks is my second favorite way to cook them.  It’s fast, simple and doesn’t leave a mess if you do it right.  Here are a few general rules to follow when broiling your steak.

    1.Steaks will cook better at

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