Gifts for Cancer Patients (50 thoughtful ideas!)

July 31, 2020 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 0

Looking for gifts for cancer patients? Look no further! Outside of being asked about the symptoms I experienced prior to being diagnosed with colon cancer, the other questions I get most often are, “What are some good gifts ideas for cancer patients?” “What’s a good cancer survivor gift?” and “What to get someone going through […]

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My Favorite Overnight Cinnamon Roll Recipe by Taste of Home

July 26, 2020 | Danielle | B's Kitchen | 0

2022 Update: I spent a full week in December testing 2-3 new cinnamon roll recipes. I wanted to see if this Taste of Home recipe was still my favorite. Indeed it is. I tried recipes using milk and butter instead of water. I tried cream cheese icing instead of powered sugar glaze. In the end, […]

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Sprint or marathon – A Gardening Devotional

July 19, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

Many of you who follow me on Instagram know I’ve become an avid gardener. Years ago, our friend and roommate, Doc, helped build the garden in our backyard and taught us how to work the soil. Over the years I’ve tried to apply what I learned from her. Some years have brought success and others […]

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Before the Crash – Devotion about Distraction

July 12, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

It’s never a dream to write a personal story into a devotion about distraction. But, God can use all things for His good, right? A few weeks ago, I got into an embarrassing car accident. I say embarrassing because it was totally my fault and no other cars were driving on the street other than […]

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Fill your mind with truth – A Devotional on discernment

July 5, 2020 | Danielle | Devotionals | 0

Several years ago I worked as the Director of Communication for Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) and one of my tasks involved monitoring our social media accounts. Facebook and Twitter were still growing in popularity amongst nonprofits and I was excited to help our organization engage. To begin my work day, I’d eagerly log on […]

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An Unwinding

June 23, 2020 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 0

It’s past midnight. I’m keeping myself awake by reading posts from white Christians arguing about white supremacy, or a lack thereof, on Twitter. Somehow, the “woke” ones are pointing out that the Middle Eastern Jesus we’ve worshipped our whole lives wasn’t actually white like our wall hangings led us to believe. This seems to be […]

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Grandma Eva’s Black Figurines

June 14, 2020 | Danielle | Family | 0

Growing up, I had a maternal grandma, a paternal grandma, and a pretend grandma. “Grandma Eva” is what we called her. Although she was technically related through marriage (her husband was my great-grandma’s cousin), she was simply “Grandma” to me. None of my other grandparents lived in Kansas City like us, but Eva did—just down […]

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My Favorite Easy No Bake Cookie Recipe

June 13, 2020 | Danielle | B's Kitchen | 0

Few things are better than an easy no bake cookie. These cookies are fast. Yummy. Delicious. If you make them, warning, it’s tough to eat only one.  Get the recipe This recipe came courtesy of my friend Emily who made these all throughout college and gave me this recipe during a bridal shower years ago. […]

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Facing Racism of the Corner of Monroe

May 31, 2020 | Danielle | Family | 0

I live in a house that was built in the late 1920s. It’s a super cute, charming spot in a historic downtown neighborhood of a suburb I’ve called “home” my entire life. Many people who come over make comments about the house’s character and charm. “I love your front porch!” many will say. Others drool […]

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The 17 Day Diet

May 20, 2020 | Danielle | Cancer Survivorship | 0

My doctor recommended I try the 17 Day Diet when my body wasn’t feeling quite right. Here’s my experience, pros and cons, menus, favorite recipes for Cycle 1 and why it’s the preferred eating plan when my husband and I need to clean up our diets.  I can’t help but celebrate Guys, I can’t help […]

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