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Category Archives: Melissa

Put the ‘Giving’ in Thanksgiving

Put the ‘Giving’ in Thanksgiving

  It’s easy to get lost in the excitement and rush of the upcoming holidays. I always do!     The food, the family and friends, the time off… I love it. I am grateful, thankful, for it even. It’s also easy to forget that it’s not this way for others. There are people who…Read more »

Greenhouse in the Snow

Greenhouse in the Snow

  You’ve heard of Alliance, Nebraska. Did you know that in Alliance, there’s a place growing exotic fruits and plants like Meyer Lemons, Rangpur Limes, Black Berries, Birds of Paradise, Hibiscus, and more? Imagine locally grown, organic foods like those, available right at your neighborhood Farmer’s Market!     A gentleman named Russ Finch has…Read more »

Building Blocks of Love

Building Blocks of Love

  Crazy to think that gift giving/receiving season is right around the corner.     Genuine kids and grown-up kids alike all love LEGOs. (except when you step on one)     Well, before getting that new collector’s edition, a glow-in-the-dark set, those fancy mechanized ones, or if you simply don’t play with them any…Read more »

Spooky Week Is Here

Spooky Week Is Here

  Do you have a special, scary tradition to bring in Halloween? Bingeing all your favorite horror films? Decorating your yard and house? Baking crazy treats to share with friends or coworkers?   Well, how about listening to 5 hours of classically eerie Edgar Allan Poe stories read by none other than the King of…Read more »

More Than Just Awareness

More Than Just Awareness

  Breast Cancer Awareness Month is ongoing, my friends. This month seems to be flying by, and with fun holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving around the corner, I had a sentence hit me: “Breast cancer is a scary thing and if you’ve never been affected, be thankful and help those who aren’t so lucky.”  …Read more »

Make-A-Wish Roll-N-Ride

Make-A-Wish Roll-N-Ride

  There’s one annual event in Kearney that I look forward to every summer. The Make-A-Wish Roll N Ride with Kearney Powersports!   This year, there were about 217 bikes and 309 people taking part in the fun.     I’ve been lucky enough to participate for the last 5 years or so, and each…Read more »

Procrastination: The Struggle is Real

Procrastination: The Struggle is Real

  Especially with the sun out longer and warmer weather, I find myself sitting in a lawn chair thinking about all the things I need to do.     Thinking and sitting.       *slurrrrp*   Ohp! My drink’s gone, better go make another so I can sit and think about all the things…Read more »

The Three R’s

The Three R’s

  I’m sure we can all recite them together… Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. It is kind of crazy to think about all the plastic we encounter every day. I mean, right now, I’m staring at my plastic keyboard, the plastic mouse, plastic computer monitor, plastic scissors, and all my writing utensils that are made of plastic.…Read more »

Stop and Eat the Roses

Stop and Eat the Roses

  That is the saying, right?     Springtime is here and the flowers will be in bloom soon! After the seriously long and wicked winter we had, I am stoked for the change of season. I also happen to love gardening, plants in general, and the pops of color flowers bring. Oh, and I…Read more »

Kids Are Funny

Kids Are Funny

  Oh, and goats are, too… human kids are what I’m talking about, though.     Winter still has us in its icicle-fist grip and I know we’re all over this cold weather. One reprieve from hating the cold is watching hockey. ( PS: our local TriCity Storm team is doing pretty darn well this…Read more »