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The 5 Best Disney Halloween Movies from the 90s

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One of my all time favorite Halloween traditions as a kid was watching Halloween movies on Disney & ABC Family. They were the only ones I could watch without having nightmares of blood and gore haunting me til Christmas. It’s a tradition

I still love participating in, but not with the fluffy-bubble gum crap Disney puts out now. As with any Millennials, I am a 90’s lover to the fullest with everything and Halloween movies are no exception! That being said, today I want to share with y’all my 5 Favorite Halloween Movies from the 90’s. These movies are definitely sure to bring out your inner 90’s child. Ooh! Side note: These movies are all family friendly as well, so If you’re looking for some Halloween movies that won’t have your kids hiding in your room for the next couple of weeks, these are a great place to start!

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Motivational Monday #21: Being Stuck in the Past

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“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last.”

Nothing is more destructive to a person’s psyche than being stuck in the past, reliving dreadful events. Regardless of if it was a breakup, a poor performance on an exam, a bad day of work, or  whatever, we’ve all been there. For me, it was when my grandmother died. As the months went on, I continued to relive January 29th, 2013 – the day she went into cardiac arrest. The shock, despair, and feeling of being alone played on a constant loop in my head for over a year. Continue reading

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Paleo Peanut Butter Blondies

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One of my fondest memories from my elementary through high school years was the cafeteria food. This was before the Michelle Obama law thing making lunches now look like the gross stuff you see in cartoons. However back then, lunch was the business! It wasn’t at all uncommon to see people run 60 mph down the amphitheater so they could be first in line, especially on pizza & taco days!

While I loved me some hexagon pizza and tacos, my all time favorite dessert was the blondies! Y’all know I’m talking about. Those squares that looked like they could be brownies but instead of chocolate they had a more caramelly, nutty flavor to them. Yessss!

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Before I started trying to eat better, I would try blondie recipe after blondie recipe trying to find one that tasted like those from school, but time after time, I was hit with disappointment. After I began eating cleaner, I started trying out healthier versions, not expecting much from them, just hoping they would tasted edible. Then one day I came across a recipe for Almond Butter Blondies, but I didn’t have any almond butter, though I did have peanut butter! After making the substitution, along with a couple of other changes, I gave em a taste. Hun-ty, when I say these blondies took me all the way back to my childhood!! They were so delicious and tasted better than most of the normal, non paleo, recipes out there. These paleo peanut butter blondies have become a huge staple in my household, on special occasions. The best thing about them, is they require no coconut flour, almond flour, flour-flour, or crazy expensive ingredients! Most likely, you already have all the ingredients in your pantry. Continue reading

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Struggles in Overcoming a “People Pleaser” Mentality

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One of the hardest things I struggle with, is saying “No” when I’m asked to do something. I hate the thought of disappointing ANY one. There are people who I, honest to God, can’t stand to be around, but if they ask me to do a task for them, I’ll say yes without even missing a beat! The best way to describe it is the Ella Enchanted Syndrome (patent pending). If you haven’t seen the somewhat Cinderella themed movie, Ella Enchanted, Ella (played by Anne Hathaway ♥) is a girl who gets “blessed” with the “gift” of obedience. If someone asks her to do something, regardless of if it’s good or bad, she is compelled to do it. When her evil stepsister discover this trait, they use it to their advantage, along with the evil uncle of her future Prince Charming.

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