Dating After Divorce: Scariest Thing Ever

When I left my husband, we had already been sleeping in separate beds for 6 years. We maintained appearances and went to family events together, but for all intents and purposes, had been living different lives for years. When I decided on divorce, there were so many horrible things that came with it, but the […]

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It’s Not A Bunch of Hocus Pocus – FREE SVG Files

When the movie Hocus Pocus came out in 1993, it became an instant family tradition for my mom, sister, and me. Even to this day, if the movie is on, we call each other to let everyone to stop what we were doing and watch. It doesn’t matter if it is February, July, or October, […]

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Delicious Chunky Applesauce Recipe

In my previous post about apple picking, I had mentioned that I would share my recipe for Delicious Chunky Applesauce. So I thought I would deliver upon that promise. Growing up it seemed like applesauce was a staple in school lunches, but it was only ‘okay’. Had flavor, but nothing to write home about. These […]

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Confession: I LOVE T-Shirts

In a previous blog post, I shared my obsession with monograms. While that is very true, I did not include the place where my monogram obsession began: t-shirts. The devotion to these wardrobe staples began during my time at Mizzou. You received a t-shirt for simply walking to class, living in a dorm, or attending […]

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Working Mom, Let the Guilt Go!

In my previous post I’m Brooke: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Me, I mentioned that I had visited three continents. While that sounds pretty awe-inspiring, the truth was I jet-setted to these places as a working mom. While I should have loved exploring countries I had never been; instead, I was miserable because of […]

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Apple Picking: A Great Fall Tradition

Here in Missouri, the end of Labor Day signifies the beginning of fall. The leaves begin to change, you hope for cooler weather, and all of the fun festivities kick into high gear. One of my favorites is apple picking. Not only do we get a chance to spend time outside as a family, but […]

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I’m Brooke: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

One thing I have always struggled with as a person is talking about myself. I am not that interesting, super sarcastic, and have an ability to offend people without even trying. And just in case you were wondering, offending without trying takes real talent! I digress. However, as a blogger and a person you only […]

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Fall Porch Makeover Reveal!

I shared my inspiration and motivation for updating my otherwise, super-boring porch with festive fall decor in my previous post Porch Makeover: It’s Fall Y’All. Well, it is DONE!!! Therefore, I am so excited to share the results with you and let you see the transformation. Quick note: for all you fall haters: you decorate […]

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Porch Makeover: It’s Fall Y’All

I need to update my entryway! With the leaves beginning to change and the hopes of cool weather setting in, I noticed that my front porch needs some love. Who am I kidding, my porch needs a lot of love! So why not use my favorite season’s arrival as an excuse to get creative in […]

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Mental Health Care is Complete Bullshit

Breaking the silence on my mental health. I am going to break my silence on a topic that many of you know I have dealt with for a long time: mental health. I told myself the celebrity suicides, I wouldn’t use their deaths for a blog topic, but my own recent experiences have led me […]

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