brooke's brain

laugh. learn. love.

I love genuine people.  People who are true to who they are… who know their strengths and weaknesses… who are vulnerable… who ask for help when needed… who are honest about their lives… and who share what’s really going on.  I am drawn to these people.  Oh, you had a fight with your husband… me …

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This actually may be the deal of the century… but I’ll be humble and just call it for the day.  I’m a bargain shopper… I come by it naturally from my mom.  She is always on the hunt for a deal. I was doing a late night Walgreens run for neosporin and just happened to …

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Since I so publicly shared my Lent goals, I wanted to share my wrap up. Trifecta wrap up:  By far, my most successful action was the prayer journal.  8 out of 10. The organization effort started off really strong but then lost a lot of steam.  6.5 out of 10 The not texting when driving …

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After scrolling through social media today, I was reminded of how easy it is to take the perfect Easter photo with your family.  Here it is in 20 simple steps. Spend hours figuring out what each family member is going to wear.  Comb through closets to try to find something that has bright colors, isn’t …

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A year ago, my Sunday school class did a wonderful Lenten study called 24 Hours that Changed the World by Adam Hamilton. It completely changed the way I looked at the events leading up to Christ’s death. The part that stands out to me, a year later, was learning about the physical cross. For instance, …

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It is such an odd expression.  Yet, we use it all the time. I have recently been thinking about past experiences and how so many of them I never really considered a special privilege while in the moment.  I considered them the “norm” or expected.  But now, looking back, they may have been promised then …

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Masters, 2007 As I write this, I am watching The Masters golf tournament live in Augusta, GA.  As a gal who was born and raised in Augusta, there is something so magical about Masters Sunday.  Today is no exception, the weather is absolutely perfect.  It’s fascinating how it’s such a difficult course, changes yearly and …

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Today I took on a project that I SO wanted to keep ignoring… our kitchen pantry.  In my mind, it just needs to be tidied up… but in reality, it needs to be cleaned out.  Thankfully the oldest thing I found expired in 2016… so I’m not too out of it! love, brooke

We have spent the last several days in beautiful Colorado enjoying time with friends.  The adventure started last Thursday as we arrived in Denver with mid 60s weather and an afternoon of lunch outdoors and a visit to Tivoli’s brewery for basketball and brews. JB especially loved taking breaks from the brewpub to run around …

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I’m back from vacation and am back at my reorganizing!  Today, I worked on the fridge by cleaning it out and wiping down shelves before loading it up with new groceries.  I can find everything so much easier now!  Sadly, I did not get a before pic but did grab a mid way through pic. …

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