Let me take you back to the mid 1990s, when colorful scrunchies and oversized flannel shirts were the epitome of cool. Those fashion items are weirdly back in style now, but I’m far too old to be considered cool ever again. I have fond memories of my middle school years, not because of the classes,…

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When I was in college, I had a bad habit of sleeping around. No, I’m not talking about hopping into bed with every guy I met. My husband Chris and I were college sweethearts, and on the spectrum of sex appeal, I was closer to Minnie Mouse than Jessica Rabbit. But I did find myself…

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“Bananas! Bananas! Bananas!” It was the first day of my sophomore year of high school, and everyone in my English class was acting nuts. The girl on my left was screaming like a starving monkey. The boy on my right stood on his chair and began reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Another girl raced to…

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Back-to-school season is my favorite time of year…even though it’s been nearly 2 decades since I was last in school! I always loved buying school supplies, new clothes, and planning my lunches. The weather turns crisp, and it’s the perfect time to spend the day picking apples or strolling through a pumpkin patch. When I…

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When I was in 5th grade, I was lucky enough to be placed in Mr. H’s class, otherwise known as the coolest teacher in the school. Mr. H was known for acting like your fun uncle who’d let you stay up late and eat ice cream for dinner. He wore Hawaiian shirts and played the…

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This blog post is a part of the “20 Things You Might Not Know About Me” Blog Tag started by April from Blacksburg Belle. She began this blog tag experiment to build community among creatives, help us bloggers to connect more, and get to know each other better. This month’s topic is all about sharing…

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My 4th grade science teacher, Mr. Armstong, was always trying to get us kids to think outside the box and look at the world through creative eyes. A favorite memory of mine is when Mr. Armstrong read Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax aloud on Earth Day. His eyes got a little teary, and I learned that…

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