About Laura

A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto ūüé∂, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.
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Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall TBR List

You guys — I got my new library card yesterday! ¬†I haven’t done this in forever, but decided to join the Broke and the Bookish today for a Top Ten Tuesday post in honor of my library milestone! I am waaaayyyy behind my usual reading schedule this year. ¬†Things have just gotten in the way […]

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Monday Musings

Currently‚Ķ 1. Listening to Lila practicing Region music. ¬†All. The. Time. ¬†And scales. 3 octaves some of them. ¬†Oye! Also frequently listening to the Disney Frozen radio station on Apple music. ¬†It’s lovely. ¬†There actually aren’t a lot of Frozen songs – it just has a lot of current and classic “cartoon” Disney songs and […]

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Vlog: Making Trail Mix

What happens when you’re lonely at home with no kids? ¬†You decide to vlog the making of the after school snacks… (The recipe can be found HERE)

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Current Teen Lingo ~ A Vocabulary Lesson

Every generation has its lingo I guess. ¬†From “Groovy” to “Rad”, exclamations come and go with the times. ¬†The current teenage generation is no different. ¬†Here are some terms that are commonplace in my house of teens, and that are frequently heard in conversation among my kids and their friends: Throw Shade – Basically, this […]

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Monday Musings

Flower Mound does not have an H-E-B. ¬†This is quite depressing. ¬†I’ve been trying to decide where to shop for groceries ever since I’ve gotten here. ¬†I’ve been to 5 different stores and none of them feel like “my store” yet. ¬†I went to the grocery store yesterday on a Sunday afternoon and it wasn’t […]

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Five Layer Mexican Dip

One of the perks of not having a job yet has been that I’ve been able to make my kids “After School Snacks” every day, which they of course have loved. This recipe is one that I hadn’t made in a while, and I pulled it out for one of last week’s snacks. ¬†I was […]

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Finding a New Normal

Hi friends! ¬†It’s been a while. ¬†This poor blog is so neglected. ¬†I’m pretty sure they tell you not to do that in blog school, but it is what it is… So, lots has been happening in our little corner of the world. ¬†Our family up and moved 5 hours away from home, and while […]

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Monday Musings

I’ve been quiet. ¬†Sometimes when so much is happening, I just can’t write. ¬†I mean, blogging is therapeutic for me, but sometimes it’s just too soon and things can’t be said. ¬†Sounds, ominous, doesn’t it? So, the elephant in the room… my husband’s job is moving him to another city. In the near future. ¬†Having […]

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Kindness Matters

As you know, my family enjoys the arts. ¬†We enjoy going to musicals, shows, concerts and performances of all types. ¬†What you may not know is that the Odoms tend to have critical ears. ¬†And sometimes mouths. ¬†We have a rule at our house that it’s fine to discuss a performance, but anything negative needs […]

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Monday Musings

You guys! ¬†I had so much fun with the Mothers’ Day posts! ¬†Thank you to everyone who participated. ¬†I had no idea so many awesome moms would be willing to share. ¬†It just shows me how much we need to validate our fellow moms. ¬†It’s hard work, and you ALL deserve recognition. Frixion pens are […]

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