I Heard Them but Did Not Listen

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How often do we hear someone make the statement: You’re not listening to me!  Sometimes when that phrase is uttered we shut down and go into defensive mode because we know that we definitely heard them – whatever their original request was.  We marked it down, etched it into our minds somewhere amidst the clutter of our every day memories and subtle subconscious reminders.  A lot of us even save conversations in order to re-read and replay that conversation in our minds in an effort to hang on to that situation months or even years down the road.  Yes, we heard you – but were we really listening to them?

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When is it Abusive?

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It’s all too common these days for each of us to be so enwrapped in each others lives.  We always know where most of our friends and family members are at any given moment thanks to the non-stop news feeds across all social media platforms.  We know when our cousin arrived at the local coffee shop and which friend is going through their 5th breakup within a month.  This behavior almost snuffs out the old thought of, “beware those who want to know your every move.”  That used to be a clear sign that your partner – whether you just met or you have been together a few years was controlling and borderline abusive and it was time for you to cut them out of your lives.  But what are some other signs that you are potentially in an abusive relationship and it is time to sever ties and move on?

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No words over how gorgeous Ashley is!  She deserves the cover (and then some)!

Let this be a lesson that anything you want in this world is possible with the right determination and hard work.

P.S. I really want that bikini.  I can’t wait for summer.  😀

Buffalo Chicken Chili? Extra Yum

I came across this recipe known as “Buffalo Chicken Chili” by the group known as Tasty on Facebook.  I’m sure you have seen many of their creations shared or liked by your friends and family on there.  It seemed simple enough and tasty enough to give it a try (especially if you are looking for something to make for an upcoming Super Bowl party).  It also included my favorite kitchen tool:  the Crockpot.  If you don’t own one or barely use yours, you are missing out!  The original recipe is listed below but I added my comments on how I modified it.

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