Top Ten Tuesday – Things I Miss From Cable TV

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Just over five years ago we gave up cable. Then, after a year I caved and got it again, only to cancel it again after our discount rate went away. We sure don’t miss the cost, but there are a few things I miss . With regular stations, Netflix, and Amazon Prime, we have plenty to watch and shows to catch up on, and other shows we can catch after a year, but some things just aren’t the same. DVR. There are so many times I simply forget a show is on, or something comes up and I’m not at the TV when it comes on. Worse, some shows (Hell, SYTYCD) just don’t let me catch it online “next day”. I miss the convenience of in-box DVR. Ghost Hunters. Inarguably the one show I miss. It’s also the one that SyFy refuses to stream in any way. The Dead Files. Another favorite. (Are we sensing a theme here?) My Ghost Story. (Seriously, I need help.) Nick at Night. It’s showing MY old favorites now…good shows, great reruns. Hell on Wheels. Yes it’s on Netflix, but first run is better. American Pickers. Yeah. Nat Geo.  ‘Nuff said. FX. 100′s of channels. Always something on. (this is both a blessing and a curse. Harder to turn off the TV and, oh, I dunno…WORK.) In the end, life is better without cable. But some days I do get waxing poetic over the whole thing. What about you? What is your favorite thing about having, or not having, cable as the case may be? If you don’t…what do you miss most from cable? Read more »


by Sarah Cass

Multi-published author. Mom of 3 special needs kids. Wife to 1 good man.
Redefining Perfect every day.


Fun Lunches Are A Must – Add Fruitshooters For The Win!

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*Today’s post was sponsored by Fruitshoot.  All opinions and lunch ideas are my own. I have this special treat I love to do for my girls. I don’t do it as often as I should, but then it’s not a treat, is it? I like to make bento-style lunches for them. I create sushi rolls out of sandwhiches, or just the meat and cheese.  I add in vegetables and fruits, and the best part?  They are so excited by the fun take on the food, that they happily eat all the healthy food I can pack into the meal…and even better?  They eat more than they would if I just offered them a sandwich. Today we’re heading out on an adventure for our first day of spring break. For my new job (more on that later), we’re heading out to a farm to check out the baby animals.  The girls are so excited, but I’m going to surprise them with their favorite kind of lunches. I’ve got all their favorites in there.  Tomatoes, cheese, carrots, bologna, craisins, strawberry’s, yogurt covered raisins, and hard boiled eggs. I rolled the bologna and cheese into sushi-like rolls, and then made the [amazon_link id="B00CDPNA70" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]kitten and panda faces[/amazon_link] out of them, too. I went with a “round” theme with the carrots to match the rest of the fruits, and mixed all the fruits, dried and fresh, together for them. All of that is topped off with their (and my) newest favorite drink.  Apple Fruitshooter’s!!  They love the tasty drink, and that they can open them themselves (that whole independent streak they’ve got going) – and I love that handy little note at the top of the label “No Sugar Added”. It’s a fun and easy way for us to all get what we want…and it’s a great way to get a drink into their lunches. So how do you like to fun-up your kids lunches? *~* Like Fruitshoot on Facebook *~* *Today’s post was sponsored by Fruitshoot.  All opinions and lunch ideas are my own.   Read more »


by Sarah Cass

Multi-published author. Mom of 3 special needs kids. Wife to 1 good man.
Redefining Perfect every day.


De-Clutter my Life: Photo Update

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A couple weeks back I mentioned that I’d be de-cluttering my photos, and my house, and etc. I haven’t been dedicated to doing it every single day, because it’s a huge job.  However, I’ve gone through quite a few folders.  I’ve started with the least overwhelming-the non-family pictures, and I haven’t touched any of my “pre-2010″ folders yet. Still, I started with 29,428 files. I’ve added about 120 photos that I’ve taken on excursions. Even with the added photos, my numbers are down to 24,660. Calculated out, that’s 4,880 photos deleted in two weeks. They need far better organization and some editing, but the doubles are deleted, the blurry shots are gone, and my files are definitely trimmer. I’m going to keep going, and hopefully in two weeks when I check back in, I’ll have an even bigger drop to report (or more organization, whatever I tackle this go-round). *~* In other news – I’ve started working on de-cluttering the house, too. I dove head-first into my kitchen today and made huge leaps with that. My house is a far bigger prospect that’s going to take many weeks and lots of baby steps. It’s nice to get something accomplished, though. Read more »


by Sarah Cass

Multi-published author. Mom of 3 special needs kids. Wife to 1 good man.
Redefining Perfect every day.