Like most of you, I watched George Floyd fight for his last breath on national TV, by someone whose job it was to protect people. It sickened me.⁣
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I’ve struggled to find the words to express how I was feeling. In all honesty, I was afraid to speak about it in fear that I would say the wrong thing or my thoughts would be misinterpreted.⁣
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Yesterday morning I watched an IGTV video by @cut and I knew I couldn’t stay silent any longer.⁣
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I am a white woman. I will NEVER know what it’s like to be a person of color. I will never be pulled over because of the color of my skin. I have never been afraid of the police. And knowing that so many, at a young age are taught to act a certain way around a police officer, in fear that they may be arrested or worse, killed, for absolutely no reason at all, breaks my heart.⁣
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This is about the senseless killings that continue happening. It’s about the injustice that people of color face. It’s about so many families that have lost loved ones. It’s about all of the beautiful black children and their parents and grandparents and extended family, that are afraid of what could happen to them because of the color of their skin.⁣
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Imagine leaving your home every day and wondering if you’ll ever return. No one should ever have to feel that way.⁣
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Best part about having a teenage daughter? We can enjoy Lifetime Original Movies together! [ad] I'm so excited for this weekend's movie marathon! @LifetimeTV has always been one of my favorites and just like me, this year they are celebrating 30 incredible years (wink, wink)! ⁣
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I don’t know who needs to hear this right now, but this is only temporary. ⁣
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I’ve said it to myself a million times since I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder. And now, during this pandemic, it’s something we all have to focus on. ⁣
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We won’t always be locked in our homes. We won’t always have to wear a mask in public. Our kids won’t always be schooled online. We won’t always be out of work. Because just like anxiety, this pandemic is only temporary. ⁣
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Enjoy your family. Cherish every moment you are being “forced” to spend with them. Your kids are growing up and they won’t always be little. Having them at home with you is just as temporary. ⁣
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Today on the blog, our friend Alison @theanxietyhealer is sharing her personal struggle and how she’s coping with anxiety during a pandemic. She’s also included her favorite affirmations for you. Link is in my bio (or swipe up in stories). ⁣
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Today is #nationalbrisketday so obviously I have to share my go-to slow cooker BBQ brisket recipe. It’s probably one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make. It tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen cooking it, though it takes just minutes to prep. Best part is, you can make this recipe with any cut of beef! Serve on a plate with your favorite sides or on a roll for a delicious sandwich. Your family will love it!⁣
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I’ve gotten so much positive feedback on the copycat Starbucks Pink Drink recipe I put up on the blog last month and I just wanted to thank you guys so much! Since most of us aren’t going out, it’s fun to try to make our favorites at home. What copycat recipe do you want me to share next?
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Although our city is slowly opening up, we will be staying in and enjoying family time today. ⁣
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Back in January, we visited @legolandflorida for the first time. One of the highlights of that trip, was discovering Granny's Apple Fries. We've been pretty obsessed with them since the first bite and wanted to try to recreate them at home.⁣
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I researched, I googled, I tried two different recipes that I found online that claimed to be Legoland Granny apple fries copycat recipes. And they were both huge failures. ⁣
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Thank you to The UPS Store for sponsoring this post. Make the holiday to-do list a little easier this season with The UPS Store!

Shipping Made Easy

The holidays can be hectic. Not only are we preparing gifts and meals for our family, but we are also buying and shipping gifts to our loved ones that are in other states.  If you’ve ever shipped anything close to the holidays, you know how hectic it can be.  Buying, wrapping, finding the perfect box, waiting in line, making deadlines… it can all be stressful.  I’m so thankful for The UPS Store. Shipping made easy, thanks to their Certified Packing Experts!  Why do it yourself when you can save time and have one less thing to worry about? Let the professionals at The UPS Store handle the logistics of packing and shipping your holiday gifts.

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A Time to Give Back

We actually visit our local The UPS Store regularly. It’s one of Falynn’s favorite places to go because she knows there may be a package or two waiting for her.  This year, since we aren’t getting gifts for the girls, we decided to find a child who needed a little extra cheer this year and ship him or her some goodies.  I posted on our Facebook page asking for our followers to nominate a special kid in their lives and my girls chose a little boy named Brentley.

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Brentley’s Mama shared his story and we just knew that he was the perfect little boy to ship some extra cheer to.  “My little boy could use a little extra cheer or just some prayers. This year has been a huge roller coaster for him. In April, he completely stopped eating. He is now on a NG feeding tube and will be having surgery for a permanent tube on December 11th. We have been admitted twice into our local children’s hospital & have been back and forth to the ER I can’t tell you how many times, just within a few months. He has been diagnosed with Failure To Thrive, EOE (it’s an allergy disease in his esophagus), & SPD. We are also waiting for him to be tested for Autism in February. He will be doing a sleep study in January because he struggles with breathing in his sleep (possibly sleep apnea) and he will see a neurologist again in January due to him having seizures again. He is only 2 years old and even though he has been through a lot these past few months, he still brings joy and light to our family’s lives as well as others.”

After getting a list of things Brentley loves, we headed to the store and the girls picked out some special gifts for him and wrapped them each so he has plenty to rip open when he receives his box of goodies as soon as he gets home from the hospital.

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Convenience and Superior Customer Service

We took our wrapped gifts to our local The UPS Store and handed them to the Certified Packing Expert. He found the perfect sized box (they have just about every size and shape you can imagine), wrapped them up, secured them so that they don’t get damaged and it was ready to ship.  It took less than 5 minutes and I didn’t have to worry about the gifts getting safely to their destination.   There was a small fee for the box which was added to the shipping fee and we got his package out for a very reasonable price!  The best news of all is that he will get his package in just 3 days! If you are a do-it-yourself type, The UPS Store sells the supplies you need to make your package look as good as if they had packed it themselves.

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If convenience and superior customer service isn’t enough to get you to visit your local The UPS Store, now through Dec. 31, participating The UPS Store locations will support the Toys for Tots Literacy Program with an in-center donation card drive. The UPS Store network is the exclusive sponsor of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, an initiative helping give less fortunate children the ability to compete academically and succeed in life by providing them direct access to resources that will enhance their ability to read and communicate effectively.

In the same way we taught our girls of the importance of spreading cheer this holiday season, the Toys for Tots Literacy Program also provides you a great opportunity to teach your children a valuable lesson about helping those in need.  Head into your local The UPS Store for all of your shipping needs!

Don’t forget to keep in mind the deadlines to ship this year:

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  • Sara
    January 30, 2018

    I love ups for all of my shipping needs! They really do make it easy to get things where they need to go!

  • Debra Hawkins
    January 29, 2018

    I love the UPS store, I use them to print all of my printables so I get a nice good quality print! I don’t ship much but I would use them too!

  • Dana Peller
    January 29, 2018

    This shipping post reminded me to head over to my local UPS Store to send out a package for my mom. It’s been there since New Years Eve and I have yet to send it out.

  • Tim B
    January 29, 2018

    I didn’t realize that Toys for Tots was branching out into literacy assistance for kids. What a great idea to keep the charity active helping children beyond Christmas. Kudos to UPS for helping out with the Toys for Tots Literacy Program!

  • Brandi H
    January 29, 2018

    UPS visits me every week. In fact, I have a package now that I need to call for a pickup.

  • Tomi C
    January 28, 2018

    Our local UPS store is my one stop shop. I can send mail and packages at the same time in one place. It’s so convenient and the staff is really pleasant

  • Marysa
    January 28, 2018

    I go to the UPS store a lot, even if I’m just dropping off packages. We have a lot of locations near here and it makes it really convenient.

  • Amanda
    January 28, 2018

    I must admit that I absolutely hate shipping things because of all of the hassle. It sounds like the UPS Store is a great way to avoid all of the chaos and still manage to ship a little love to family and friends all over the country.

  • Kim
    January 28, 2018

    I have a postal scale at home and I print my labels to my printer. It is so easy. If I have to send a bigger package, I could use UPS.

  • Bill Sweeney
    January 28, 2018

    We use UPS for almost all of our shipping needs. They’re affordable and they have a high rate of guaranteed shipping delivery.

  • Sarah Bailey
    January 28, 2018

    This sounds like a really easy way to ship things! I have to admit I often find posting items really stressful, but this sounds like it could take some of that stress away.

  • Ching
    January 28, 2018

    I just used UPS’ overnight shipping service this past week. They are so efficient. They email you with a status update of your package. As expected, shipped out 330 pm. arrived 10:15 AM the next day! Kind gesture your kids did!

  • Terri Steffes
    January 28, 2018

    Our UPS guy is the nicest guy on the planet! I do use our local service, too. It is the safest and most efficient way to get packages to my house.

  • Amy
    January 27, 2018

    I loathe shipping stuff because I figured it would be too much work. I think it is awesome that the UPS store is making things so much easier.

  • Candy
    January 27, 2018

    We like to use the ups store. Always very friendly and helpful

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