10 Top Christmas Movies (Part 1)

What better way to enjoy the holiday season than to do some baking and watch your favorite Christmas movies!! I'm giving you my Top 10 Christmas movies in the hopes it might remind you of some of your favorites as well. Enjoy your movie!  
A classic
My very favorite!
A cute charmer
A Will Farrell favorite
Love the whole neighborhood

A yearly must see

Bruce Willis & Christmas

A romantic Christmas feel-good

Love this!

Definitely a Christmas favorite

Autism and Tourettes

Autism comes in many shapes and sizes. There are ups and downs, laughter and tears. My son was born 7 weeks early and weighed 3 ½ pounds.His head fit in the palm of my hand and I remember crying as I held him for the first time, as he was just so tiny.I noticed him starting to have “tics” when he was about two. He’d twitch his head to the side as he was watching tv. His tics changed every four months or so and he’d only have one at a time.Sometimes, he’d contract his tummy muscles in and out. Other times, he’d blink several times. Things had to be just so or he’d spend hours making it the way he needed it to be.If I wasn’t sitting the right way, or if we’d do something different than the usual, he’d be inconsolable. Sometimes, he’d even run outside. He was diagnosed with Tourette’s and OCD. I didn’t know that was on the autism spectrum until I researched it.There was so much I didn’t know.
I’ve never been able to hug my boy.Sure, I held him as a baby and loved on him, but when he was o…

AMAZON Christmas Gifts!

Need some great ideas for gifts? Want to get something special but have no clue where to start?Here’s a few of my favorite picks of the season! All of these will be linked on the side bar, here on my blog!! Let's get shopping! 1) Spiralife Spiralizer Vegetable Slicer (makes spiral noodles out of anything!) $14 on Amazon 2) VicTsing Cool Mist Humidifier/Essential Air Diffuser $28.99 on Amazon 3) Naipo Shiatsu Back & Neck Massager $49 on Amazon 4) Anjou Essential Oils Gift Set (set of 18) $21.99 on Amazon 5) ProSource Accupressure Mat $20 on Amazon
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10 Ways to Reduce Anxiety

10 Ways To Reduce Anxiety
Do you ever have that panic attack that starts in the pit of your stomach or your body fills with anxiety and it’s all you can do to concentrate?! I used to have panic attacks and trouble breathing every time I had to speak in front of a group.I’ve also gotten that sick feeling in my stomach and clammy hands.Life is stressful and we can’t always control that, but there are things we can do to lessen the overwhelming feeling of panic. Here are 10 of my favorite ways to reduce anxiety:
1)Yoga or simple stretches
2)Stepping out in the fresh air and taking a few  
       deep breaths
3)Having a favorite mantra/prayer or meditation
4)Consider taking vitamin supplements (consult with your physician first)
5)Clean your home (for me, it’s always more relaxing to have a clean living space)
6)Do something nice for someone else
7)Write the stressor/worry down. Then write what steps you’d take to get rid of that worrisome thing
8)Focus on the “now”. Focus on what is right in front…

Lemon Feta Chicken

Lemon Feta Chicken
This is a favorite of mine and so easy for those nights when you’re too tired to cook and don’t know what you want to eat for dinner.With only five ingredients, it’s sure to be a winner for your family or for any guests who come a knockin’ this holiday season.
4 boneless chicken breasts
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup feta cheese
1 teaspoon oregano
¼ to ½ teaspoon pepper
Spray baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Season with oregano and pepper. Place crumbled feta cheese on chicken breasts.Cook at 375 for 30-40 minutes.This dish goes great with roasted red potatoes or buttered pasta. Enjoy!