Homemade Convenience Food, Uncategorized

Personal Pizza Homemade Convenience Ideas

Pizza is one of my favorite foods.  I make it at least once a week. I've been single for a long time so if I make a regular size pizza I will will eat too much. The solution for this was to make a batch of pizza dough and freeze dough balls that will fit… Continue reading Personal Pizza Homemade Convenience Ideas

Food/Cooking, Uncategorized

Homemade Soft Butter Spread

I am a butter person.  As we all know, butter does not spread well.  I've searched for a soft butter spread at the grocery store for a long time, but they all contain water which makes my toast or popcorn soggy. I remember my grandma always had butter on the counter at room temperature and… Continue reading Homemade Soft Butter Spread

Advice, God, Law of Attraction, Self Care, Self Improvement, Uncategorized

Breaking Circumstantial Depression

What is circumstantial depression?  It's depression resulting from circumstances that have happened to you.  This post is about that kind of depression. We all have highs and lows in life. For a while our life can seem nice and easy - everything is going just right, then bam, something extremely difficult happens - we, or… Continue reading Breaking Circumstantial Depression

Self Care, Self Improvement, Uncategorized

To All Parents

Please value your child's individuality Please give your child love, acceptance, support and affection Please don't try to make your child into what you want him/her to be Please protect your child from physical and emotional harm from anyone, even family Please help your child feel safe Please support your child's emotions Please help your… Continue reading To All Parents

Advice, Dating and Relationships, Self Care, Self Improvement, Uncategorized

It’s Okay To Walk Away From Selfish Abusive People

We gave up parts of our life for them, time and again All to find out it was only their needs that mattered They'd take as much as we'd give, even asking for more And it wasn't appreciated They would not help us in our time of need It was others that helped us Those… Continue reading It’s Okay To Walk Away From Selfish Abusive People

Christmas, Food/Cooking, Uncategorized

Easy Does It Christmas Recipes

Easy Does It Christmas Recipes By Monica Resinger *Note: I used to publish a home and garden e-zine from approximately 1998 until 2007. During that time I was married and raising my children. My kids are now adults and I am divorced. This is one of the articles I published in the e-zine during that… Continue reading Easy Does It Christmas Recipes

Food/Cooking, Uncategorized

The Benefits of Crock-Pot Cooking w/Recipes (from 2001)

*Note: I used to publish a home and garden e-zine from approximately 1998 until 2007. During that time I was married and raising my children. My kids are now adults and I am divorced. This is one of the articles I published in the e-zine during that time. Just wanted to let you know in… Continue reading The Benefits of Crock-Pot Cooking w/Recipes (from 2001)

art, Uncategorized

Tropical Whimsical Lighthouse Art

Just sharing another art trading card I did back in the day.  I used acrylics and colored pencils. I love lighthouses, especially whimsical ones. Check out more of my art here I LOVE connecting with you!  Conversation starters for comments: Share your art from your blog What’s your favorite medium and why? What’s your favorite style… Continue reading Tropical Whimsical Lighthouse Art

Advice, Self Improvement, Uncategorized

Happiness Is…

Living in the now and experiencing/enjoying what's right in front of us. Not thinking about past regrets, hurts or heartbreak. Not thinking of future worries. Not expecting or relying on happiness to come from anything outside of us or our control - a person acting a way that we want, having a relationship, a few… Continue reading Happiness Is…

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Winter Whimsical Owl Art

This is another art trading card painting I did back in 2006 with acrylics and colored pencil. I love owls. My daughter got off work one night and there was a big light-colored one standing on a car two cars away looking at her. Her co-worker took a picture and she sent it to me… Continue reading Winter Whimsical Owl Art

Homemade Convenience Food, Thrifty, Uncategorized

Homemade Convenience Food: Bagel Pizzas

Pizza has always been one of my favorite foods and now I can bring it to work with me for lunch with no hassle. I simply toast bagel halves, spread on store-bought pizza sauce, add toppings and shredded cheese.  Toasting the bagels helps them to not get soggy from the pizza sauce. Once assembled, I… Continue reading Homemade Convenience Food: Bagel Pizzas

art, Uncategorized

Snowman Art

This is another art trading card I did in 2006 that I sold on eBay.  An art trading card is 2.5" x 3.5" and an inexpensive and fun way to collect art.  I painted this in acrylics and used colored pencils for some of the details. Check out more of my art here I LOVE connecting… Continue reading Snowman Art

Advice, Dating and Relationships, Self Improvement, Uncategorized

I’ve Never Subscribed to the Best Friend Thing

I've never subscribed to the best friend thing. Labeling one friend as my 'bestie'. The reason why is because I love all my friends for different reasons and would not want any of them to feel less than another friend, or hurt. It can be hurtful.  Maybe not intentionally. But if I were to say… Continue reading I’ve Never Subscribed to the Best Friend Thing

art, Uncategorized

Santa Christmas Art

Just sharing one of my earliest paintings. It's an ATC (artist trading card) painting I did back in 2006.  I sold it on eBay and don't remember what it sold for. I used acrylic paint and colored pencils. Artist trading cards are 2.5" x 3.5". They are a fun and inexpensive way to collect art.… Continue reading Santa Christmas Art

beauty, Uncategorized

Coconut Oil Hair Conditioning For Shine & Volume

I was using a hair straightener to style my hair for a long time which ended in my hair being damaged. I've since stopped using the straightener and once per week I put coconut oil on my hair and now it's beginning to get healthy and grow again. My hair seems to be thicker after… Continue reading Coconut Oil Hair Conditioning For Shine & Volume

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In Progress: Rooster Impressionism in Oil Pastel

I am a self-taught artist. Years ago before divorce happened I painted nearly every day. My preferences then were color and whimsy and I used acrylics and colored pencils. Then divorce happened and I haven't been able to paint as much due to working full time. It's been about 12 years since divorce & my… Continue reading In Progress: Rooster Impressionism in Oil Pastel

Advice, Dating and Relationships, Self Care, Self Improvement, Uncategorized

Letting People Be Responsible for Their Own Lives

When people are not responsible for their own lives and happiness it can hurt those that love them by putting a burden on them - a burden that is not theirs. We cannot give others happiness, security, stability, health, etc.  - they have to find it in themselves. When we try to give them these… Continue reading Letting People Be Responsible for Their Own Lives

Advice, Self Improvement, Uncategorized, Writing

Blogging Tip That May Help You Write More Posts

For me, I have a set time to be in my office on the computer.  During this time I may get some writing done and I may not. Once I'm out of my office, I'm done with writing because I'm away from my computer. It's rare that I go back into my office later that… Continue reading Blogging Tip That May Help You Write More Posts

Advice, Self Care, Self Improvement, Uncategorized

Scattered

Been using much of my energy on fillers. Doing things that steal my inspiration and waste time. I go to work, come home, eat and straighten the house, then watch Youtube. This past week I've been on vacation.  Actually a staycation. I let myself go to the casino and since I won a little money… Continue reading Scattered

Advice, Being Single And Happy, Dating and Relationships, Law of Attraction, Self Care, Self Improvement, Uncategorized

Live a Fulfilling Life To Attract Your Next Partner

I've read numerous dating posts about being proactive in finding your next partner. Get out there and date - it's all about the numbers! This is the main advice I hear or read. I followed this for a number of years and I found that it kept me focused on that only and the rest… Continue reading Live a Fulfilling Life To Attract Your Next Partner

Advice, Body Image And Confidence, Dating and Relationships, Self Care, Self Improvement, Uncategorized

Beauty Is About Character, Not Outward Appearance

When we think of beauty, we probably think of some movie star that has a 'perfect' body and looks drop-dead gorgeous.  Each one of us probably has a movie star we wish we could look like.  This outward beauty can be part of the equation, but it doesn't have to be. You do not have… Continue reading Beauty Is About Character, Not Outward Appearance

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Is ‘taking a break’ in a relationship healthy?

The Psych Talk

The longer you’re in a relationship the more likely it is you will at some point wonder whether it would be a good idea to take a break from your relationship. There can be many good reasons to take a break but it may also be because you or your partner doesn’t see a future in your relationship.

Hearing your partner say that they want a break can be a terrifying thing. It feels the same as a breakup but you are left with a lot of uncertainty which can cause you to feel anxious. However, this time apart does not have to be a bad thing. It can give you time to reflect on your relationship too and rediscover yourself. This can improve your relationship once you are back together. Even if one of you decide to call it quits, you will be better able to cope if you…

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Self Improvement, Uncategorized

Large control issues…

I can't tell you how many times I have been distraught, disappointed, overwhelmed by the results of an experience not going the way I had envisioned. The feelings that proceeded would always leave me with- basically -no ambition of moving forward. Have you experienced that? Or, maybe you have had something a lot more harsh… Continue reading Large control issues…

Advice, Dating and Relationships, Law of Attraction, Self Improvement, Signs and Symbols, Uncategorized

Sunflower Vibes

When I think of the Universe, I think of sunflowers. I think of yellow- yellow bursts of happiness expanding to the heights of this beautiful canvas in which we all have the wonderful gift of enjoying. When I think of the universe-- I think of equality and freedom. The fact that each individual has their… Continue reading Sunflower Vibes

Advice, Law of Attraction, Self Improvement, Uncategorized

How Quitting My Job Gave Me Freedom

About 2 months ago, I quit a really good job, completely randomly. When I say random, I mean totally random. I had no back up plan: no savings; it was completely impulsive (As I tend to do most things in life :P). Well, I thought about the decision for about two days before quitting.. Most… Continue reading How Quitting My Job Gave Me Freedom

Advice, Body Image And Confidence, Dating and Relationships, Law of Attraction, Self Improvement, Uncategorized

Kindness is Badass!

It is so important to be kind to others. Being kind can be acted out in all different types of ways. Maybe, your way of being kind is complimenting people. Another could be listening or giving advice. It could also be talking to a person that is often bullied or unliked by others. It's making… Continue reading Kindness is Badass!

Law of Attraction, Self Improvement, Uncategorized

My Law of Attraction Story

I have an awesome story for you about my latest law of attraction experience. 🙂 When I first heard about the law of attraction, I am a very open minded person, so I found the concept really interesting and wondered if it was real. I started with listening to different videos and reading books about… Continue reading My Law of Attraction Story

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Self Empowerment Tarot Reading

Hi! This is the first reading I have decided to do. I wanted this to be a quick reading about general advice from God in regards to your self empowerment journey. I prayed to be a clear channel before doing this reading. I have the decks I used towards the bottom of this blog and… Continue reading Self Empowerment Tarot Reading