Relatively Normal

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” ~Albert Camus It is time once again! For Relatively Normal – a Fly on the Wall Friday post! Today, twelve bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. …

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The Less Than Grand Canyon

Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal. -George Will (All the pictures in this post were taken by The Handsome Prince his freshman year at NAU and rephotographed badly by me with his permission. Thanks …

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One Month

If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. -Theodore Roosevelt When I started taking Plexus Slim I was drinking my pink drink because my friend loved it and had her digestive issues disappear after starting the Plexus products, she was losing weight …

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Welcome To The Nut House

The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things. -Henry Ward Beecher It is time once again! Welcome to the Nut House- a Fly on the Wall Friday post! Today fourteen bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on …

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He Puts The Must In Mustache

“What’s interesting is a man with no facial hair is less intimidating than a man with facial hair, and a man who is bald is more intimidating than a man with hair.” -Bryan Cranston The Handsome Prince has been up to silly things. He puts the must in mustache this week. Just before Halloween 2013, …

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Two Weeks

After two weeks of working on a project, you know whether it will work or not. -Bill Budge When we started taking the Plexus products we signed up an ambassador to get the discount because we’re cheap that way. It was helping some friends of ours so we gave it a whirl.  They encouraged us …

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Snake Slap

Life’s full of tricky snakes and ladders. -Steven Patrick Morrissey I spend several hours each week hiking in our local mountains. I am particularly fond of Corriganville Park and the mile loop of amazing scenery it provides to clear my head and find inspiration. With Luc now homeschooling, we decided to incorporate our mutual love …

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Happy Blogiversary and Giveaway

“Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternatives.” -Maurice Chevalier It is once again that time of year… Just A Little Nutty’s Blogiversary! To celebrate another incredible year here with you, I decided to give a gift that has changed my life to one fantastic reader! I love you guys so naturally …

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Permission Granted

  As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others. -Marianne Williamson Welcome to Permission Granted- a Fly on the Wall group post. You know how this works…Today 12 bloggers are inviting you to catch …

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Changes

It is not necessary to change.  Survival is not mandatory.  ~W. Edwards Deming  Recently there have been many changes around here. I quietly went about making changes, never really intending to tell anyone about it nor was I convinced that the steps I was planning to take would make a difference but I had to …

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Love

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu  Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once …

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Bengal Cats

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love. -James Herriot Bengal Cats – Nearly Wordless Wednesday  

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All Covered In Cheese

    “Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.” -Drew Barrymore Welcome to January’s Fly on the Wall group post- All Covered In Cheese! You know the drill… today 13 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see …

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Foodie Friendship

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“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”   ~Attributed to Groucho Marx I began my career in literary hoarding before I could speak. Both of my parents were educators that devoured books and added to their diverse collections so when I was born, …

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Use Your Words

You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue. -Joel Osteen Today’s Use Your Words post is a new writing challenge issued from the ever fabulous Karen at Baking In A Tornado! This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words …

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Fudge Cakes

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz Fudge cakes are so delicious on their own that we don’t bother to frost them. Thus becoming a favorite of the packed lunch crowd. Super easy and oh so delicious! Pre-heat those ovens to 325 degrees. In …

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Strawberry Bread

Right now I just want to chill for a while. Take a hiatus from all the craziness. To clean my house, see my family. Just see some movies and pick some strawberries. -Lauren Ambrose We are very spoiled here in Southern California. For several reasons but what I’m talking about is having amazing local fruits …

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Oven Fried Hawaiian Chicken

The Spanish introduced the first pineapples to Hawaii. The state is now one of the top pineapple producers in the world, producing one third of the world’s pineapple crop and 60 percent of the world’s canned pineapple. Oven Fried Hawaiian Chicken is a great way to utilize the cheaper whole cut- up chicken or frankly …

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The Ultimate Chicken Nachos

There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs – Angel Flonis Harefa I was standing in line at the market waiting to be helped by the butcher, who had a couple people out sick so he was …

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The Mountains Are Calling

“It’s just nothing but rock, and there’s nothing to keep you from falling off the side.That’s why they call it the Devil’s Slide.” - Patricia Havens, a founding member of the Simi Valley Historical Society It is hard not to fall in love with the mountains and hills that surround Simi Valley, California. When I moved …

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Home-Style Baked Chicken

I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give. -Julia Child A funny thing happened on the way to the kitchen to cook some home-style baked chicken for the ol’ family. The Handsome Prince …

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The Best Chocolate Explosion Cake

Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me. -Audrey Hepburn Leap through my time warp back to my childhood. Every birthday that was had… The best chocolate explosion cake was served. My mother even shipped me this cake when I was away working …

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Making Memories On A Budget

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them. -Bob Dylan When the kids are out of school for break, everyone is now racking their brains to figure out what fun activities they can make work into their budget. We want to do “fun” stuff with our children but sometimes it seems like …

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Bursting At The Seams

  “When I Fall Asleep I’d Like To make Myself Believe That Planet earth Turns Slowly It’s Hard To Say I’d Rather Stay Awake When I’m Asleep Because My Dreams Are Bursting At The Seams.” -Owl City, Fireflies Welcome to the Fly on the Wall- Bursting At The Seams, a group challenge about what someone …

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The Tape Collector

    “You know what your problem is, it’s that you haven’t seen enough movies – all of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.” -Steve Martin Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap- The Tape Collector. This week 12 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to …

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7-Up Cake

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges. -Benjamin Franklin 7-Up Cake might sound a bit strange but I assure you it might be one of the most moist bundt cakes you’ll make. It has a light tangy lemon lime flavor that will blast you back to holiday dinners …

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Dear Karen-No Fail Whole Wheat Bread

“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” -Robert Browning   There is an advent calendar that is sweeping the internet. This isn’t the kind where we get to open a little cardboard door and get a chocolate that day. Nope. It is about friendship, love, food …

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The Auto Show

“The quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.” -Sir Henry Royce on the value proposition of the Rolls-Royce automobile The Auto Show- Wordless Wednesday

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Cheese Crispy

The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath. -W. C. Fields It is not hard to make a cheese crispy. Takes about six minutes to make them start to finish. My crew loves a cheese crispy with a homemade soup, stew or salads. Just another fun addition to a meal …

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