Sunday Potluck

December 21, 2014

Sunday Potluck

Guidelines for the Oklahoma Women Bloggers
Sunday Potluck

  1. Link up your favorite post from the previous week.
  2. The purpose of our weekly link party is to gather and connect with one another, so please visit your neighbors’ blogs in the link up!
  3. If you are not yet a member of OWB, please sign up. We want to get to know you!!

 



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A Miracle On 34th Street

December 15, 2014

Submitted by OKWB Blogger of the Month, Heather Davis

(I don’t live on 34th Street, but for the sake of my cute title, let’s pretend I do.)

Two Christmases ago, I lamented to my sweet husband that I wanted a bigger Christmas tree. Our tree was not a tree that would droop with just the slightest of ornamental decorations a la Charlie Brown. We had a six and a half-foot tree that was quite beautiful and actually fit in our tree-space nicely, but I wanted a tree that would just burst with twinkly lights and colored decorations.

Meanwhile, down in the next block of (pretend) 34th Street, Kristi lamented to her husband that she wanted a slightly smaller tree. Her seven and a half foot tree was still in good condition, to be sure, but she wanted something slightly smaller that would fit more precisely in the space of her front window.

Like most neighbors, we rarely spoke face-to-face. Not because we didn’t like each other, but because we were more accustomed to doing our neighborly actions online. Our relationship was a sad commentary on digital-age relationships.

Fortunately, though, technology smiled on us a few short days after Christmas.

I posted on my favorite social media site that I wished for a taller tree. In just a few moments, my phone dinged letting me know that someone had replied (and that an angel got his wings!).

Kristie, just a few houses down from me, commented that she wished for a smaller tree.

We left the comforts of our computer screens and dragged our plastic-totes full of fake-evergreen branches to the middle of the street where we traded each other for more satisfying seasonal tree.

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It was a real, live Christmas miracle on 34th Street. Except, we don’t really live on 34th Street, but that day made us both believers in the power of social media and face-to-face exchanges.

God bless us everyone, with the tree that we really want!

10708675_10204374847624605_1087156169693591547_oHeather Davis is a momma, a writer and the ham in her generational sandwich. She & her husband have two daughters and a seventy-six year old momma, all living under the same roof. She is the award-winning author of the TMI Mom book series and blogs at www.Minivan-Momma.com.

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Sunday Potluck

December 14, 2014

Sunday Potluck

Guidelines for the Oklahoma Women Bloggers
Sunday Potluck

  1. Link up your favorite post from the previous week.
  2. The purpose of our weekly link party is to gather and connect with one another, so please visit your neighbors’ blogs in the link up!
  3. If you are not yet a member of OWB, please sign up. We want to get to know you!!



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Always Add the Love

December 12, 2014

Submitted by OWB member Lisa Marotta  In my kitchen there is a soulful difference between cooking and baking. When I am cooking the gathering of ingredients is mindless. My inspiration is a recipe from one of my many “Twenty Minutes or Less” cookbooks.  As a cook my focus is on nutrition (generally) and quenching the […]

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Bloggers IRL

December 9, 2014

Submitted by Oklahoma Women Bloggers Admin Mari Farthing When you get a group of bloggers together in real life (or, IRL, as the title of this post indicates), you can count on a few things. Everyone—all of them, in my experience—will discuss how they don’t feel legitimate. Though they might be incredibly talented and prolific […]

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A Silver Aluminum Tree

December 8, 2014

Submitted by OWB Blogger of the Month, Heather Davis In the middle of March, my sister and I found ourselves digging through our mom’s house—there was no earthquake, but she was a borderline hoarder, so we literally were digging. We found ourselves in the garage looking through boxes of Christmas decorations that our mom hadn’t […]

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Sunday Potluck

December 7, 2014

Guidelines for the Oklahoma Women Bloggers Sunday Potluck Link up your favorite post from the previous week. The purpose of our weekly link party is to gather and connect with one another, so please visit your neighbors’ blogs in the link up! If you are not yet a member of OWB, please sign up. We […]

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Frugal Friday: 10 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

December 5, 2014

 Submitted by OWB member Christina Kamp Now is a great time to think about how to save money on groceries.  With the holidays being a time for lots of spending on gifts and special foods, we need ways to save on other things to keep our budgets intact.  Here are a few ideas on how […]

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Holiday Playlist

December 4, 2014

Submitted by OWB Blogger of the Month, Heather Davis Every single day. That’s how often I could listen to Christmas music: Every. Single. Day. Of. The. Year. I love it! I love it all! So, my playlist is a little long today—it has 4,267 songs on it and lasts 513,528 minutes. I jest—just a little […]

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Welcome to December!

December 1, 2014

Welcome to December in Oklahoma! After an unseasonably warm weekend that was preceded by a snow day, well—we know that pretty much anything can happen. Thanksgiving came late this year, so it seems like we were unceremoniously dumped here at December 1. It’s just a little over two weeks until Hanukkah, three weeks until the […]

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