Author Archives: eyeofmyown

About eyeofmyown

woman, wife, mother, writer, artist...

Need blogging platform advice

I’ve been in a conundrum lately… I have a wonderful WordPress blog that I upgraded for $99 so I could secure the domain name <eyeofmyown.com>. But since I’m on WordPress’s platform, I cannot place Google’s Adsense ads on my site … Continue reading

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Pecan Pie Cheesecake

This year at Christmas, I wanted something different for dessert. For Thanksgiving, I had made a pecan pie and a pumpkin pie and, though I do love those traditional tasty treats, I was looking for something to surpass even Christmas … Continue reading

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My Biggest Fear

I’ve always wanted to be a writer. From my days of Author of the Week to studying Shakespeare in England, I’ve dreamed of pouring over a typewriter, letting words flow onto paper, seeing my thoughts affect another person. Staying home … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Holiday Nightmare, I mean, Joy

As I was putting the kids to bed last night, my mind was racing. Go into the shed, find the Christmas boxes. Bring out the advent calendars and Zippy the elf. Fill the advent calendars, hopefully my husband picked up … Continue reading

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Anniversary

On this day of our anniversary, I’m thinking of who I’ve been able to become because I married my husband. I know three things for sure- I wouldn’t be living in Hawaii, I’d probably be living in a city apartment … Continue reading

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And They Call Me Crazy…

On Friday, she comes home with the backpack. She packs it full of overnight clothes and hops in Dad’s truck to go to Grandpa’s. I go to Black and White Night with the ladies. On Saturday, Dad goes to Grandpa’s … Continue reading

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My Choice

I set up an appointment recently to get my reproductive tubes tied. Yes, maybe that’s a little too much information about me than you wanted to find out, but I believe it brings up a subject that concerns most of … Continue reading

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Affirmations

It lifted me up, Made my heart swell And breathed a smile on my face To hear praise from a friend about my writing. She talked about flow and How she wants to read more And just reconfirmed The ideas … Continue reading

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Try What You Don’t Know

Every once in a while, I get bored with the regular. For instance, malbecs are great, but I can only drink them for so long before I want a different taste, and not just a different brand of malbec, but … Continue reading

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Wines for Valentine’s Day

When the most romantic day of the year is upon us, I always buy an extra bottle of wine. Maybe it’s the expectation that the day must be perfect that give me the jitters, maybe it’s the realization that Valentine’s … Continue reading

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