Author Archives: Lauren McKechnie

Recipe: Quiche “Laurrene”

As I’ve mentioned a bunch, I am the worst cook and hate to cook. But baking I can handle. So quiche is quickly becoming my go-to breakfast-for-dinner meal for my family, and it’s actually winning me some points around the house! I generally use this Quiche Lorraine recipe from Pillsbury, with a few modifications. The…

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DID YOU KNOW? Our sponsor (and my employer), Texoma Community Credit Union, is running a voting contest now through September 30 for one school in their 11 county service area to win a $3,000 donation! You don’t have to be a member/have an account with TCCU to vote, and you can vote every single day…

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I was contacted recently by Cotton Patch Cafe to try out their newly renovated restaurant (which reopened August 22) and was treated to a free meal for my family in return for blogging about it. Since Cotton Patch is already my favorite source of guilty-pleasure southern cooking, I couldn’t say no. And I am happy…

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Tuesday, August 21: Mom’s Night Out – Urban Air Class & Drinks at Frank & Joe’s (6:45 – 9:45 pm) Hosted by FIT4MOM: Let’s meet at Urban Air for their trampoline class at 7pm – it’s $10 for class. Then, let’s have a glass of wine or some coffee down the street at Frank &…

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First Day of School Giveaway!

UPDATE: Congrats to Cindy A. Brown for winning our giveaway!! And thank you to everyone who reads our blog and entered to win. We’ll have another exciting giveaway announced this Friday, August 24, so stay tuned! * * * * It’s a good thing “Aloha” means both “hello” and “goodbye” because our beginning of summer…

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I’ve always been quite obsessed with personality tests, and the mother of all of them – the Myers-Briggs test. I like being given some insight into who I am, how my view of the world affects how I interact with it, and weaknesses I may have been blind to. Knowing someone else’s personality type also…

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Monday, August 13: Smarty Plants & Story Time (10 am – noon) If you missed our last nature Mom Day Monday at Odd Duck Coffee, we have good news, Ruthie is coming back with her home grown succulents! Now including do it yourself terrariums for the kiddos who have already made terracottas! The fun doesn’t…

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Anybody remember that scene in Gone with the Wind when a disheveled and destitute Scarlet O’Hara pulls herself up from the dirt and clenches her fist to the sky claiming, “With God as my witness, I will never go hungry again!”? Well, sometime around my second year of marriage and third broken IKEA dresser, I…

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If there is one thing I believe in as a mom blogger, it is commitment to truth and portraying my life as accurately as I can. More than anything, I would never want another mom to ever feel discouraged, inadequate, or less-than because they can’t somehow live up to the rosy, overly-edited online versions of…

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