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Vanessa Anderson
I am fluent in 2 languages--English and Sarcasm. . . please read both in the manner that they were intended.
I am fluent in 2 languages--English and Sarcasm. . . please read both in the manner that they were intended.

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Evidence-Based Politics
I was recently at a conference, completing my government-mandated 16 hours of continuing education.  It was a good thing.  I learned a lot.  It was one of those really cerebral conferences filled with a lot of academic-types.  You know the ones. . . those r...

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Day 2: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Here I sit, day 2 of my therapy. . . just 12 hours after the last (thank goodness!!) Presidential debate.  Of course, I did not watch it, as I have given up watching the news these days.  I was, unfortunately, lambasted with information in just the few mome...

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Day 1 Of My Election Stress Disorder Therapy
I recently read a report in Psychology Today about something known as " Election Stress Disorder" .  Look it up.  Apparently, it's a real thing. . . (insert eye roll here).  Personally, I refer to this as spiritual warfare, but . . . . whatever. . . That be...

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New Mexico Green Chile Stew
I was at the store the other day and pork loins were on sale.  Being a native New Mexican, I can always whip up some tasty fare with such a find.  Having just eaten some fantastic pork guisada at one of my favorite authentic New Mexican restaurants. . . rig...

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I have a love-hate relationship with cell phones. I love the freedom and flexibility that they provide me. I love that I can text my husband, my friends, my extended family, my business partners, and even my staff at any hour of the day and not worry that I...

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Pumpkin Spice Cake With Cookie Butter Frosting
I can't stand clutter.  At. All!  Seriously.  It makes my head want to explode.  However, I live out in the boonies and it's a 30 minute round-trip to the grocery store to get stuff when I need it.  That being said, my pantry is in constant need of help and...

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366 Days And Counting
I’ve heard it said that the definition of insanity is “doing
the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”.  Feeling the need to write a follow-up blog to
a post I did six months ago , I was going to lead with this little verbal

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Finally! The Perfect Sugar Cookie With Buttercream Icing!!!
If you know me very well, you know that I LOVE to bake.  I especially love to bake cookies.  Not to toot my own horn, or anything, but I think I make pretty awesome cookies.  That being said, I have spent the past few years, off and on, trying to perfect th...

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Why I'm Not Giving Anything Up For Lent This Year
My husband is a fantastic leader, impressive bible scholar, and an extremely motivational small group leader.  This year, he challenged our small groups to consider giving up something for Lent .  I have to admit, I have struggled and searched my soul for w...

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So, What's All The Hullabaloo About Plexus, Already?!?
Unless you've been living under a rock, don't spend much time on Facebook, or simply don't have all that many Facebook friends that are women obsessed with their weight, you have probably been inundated with ads for Plexus, before and after photos of people...
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