#AAF Christmas Style

I was tagged in Mrs. Tee’s Love Life Laughter #AAF post last week.  OK…not specifically…but as a visitor to the blog and an AskAwayFriday participant, I felt I needed to take up the torch. Sorry – I know it’s now officially after Christmas…and all the questions are Christmas themed…but indulge me a bit… What is Read More

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When the Elf on the Shelf Goes Wrong

If you’ve been on the Internet at all over the past few weeks, you know that the Elf on the Shelf has been going wrong all over the place – as adults have gotten into the fun of the game.  There’s even a Facebook Page devoted to the little guy’s adult antics. But I was Read More

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Christmas Confessions: I am an Axe Murderer

I have a confession. I am an accessory to a brutal axe murder.  On more than one occasion.  And I’ve involved my whole family – including the children and the dog – in my transgressions.  That’s right.  Just yesterday, the family and I went out into a wooded area with a large saw and a Read More

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Happy Thanksgiving!

You guessed it – hubs and I are having the whole fam-dam-ly over for a wonderful Thanksgiving feast today…but if you’re online anyway, thought I’d give you a smile.  I’ve taken some inspiration from my friend Peyton Price at Suburban Haiku.  Check her out!   And in case you missed it, I was on BlogHer last Read More

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Maybe Christmas Doesn’t Come From a Store

I know that ironically, this is among the First WorldProblems that I described last Friday, however, I’ve had a very difficult time deciding what to get my children for Christmas this year. Typically, we’ve gotten a few smaller presents (books, games and clothes) and taken them to the local arena to see the Monster Trucks.  Read More

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This Thanksgiving – What are YOU Thankful For?

Today I’m over at BlogHer discussing why I’m thankful to live in a country rich enough to have silly things to complain about. #FirstWorldProblems   Image Credit: (Edited) tiverylucky Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin Live by SurpriseWant Live By Surprise in your inbox?  Click here to join our mailing list or Read More

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Enjoy Your Independence America!

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Live by Surprise!

A Very Happy Valentine’s Day to You! Valentine’s Day means different things to different people.  Originally, the day was meant to celebrate the Christian feast of St. Valentine—but similar to Christmas, the religious reason for the day has left the season and it’s been completely taken over by the mainstream media and become almost solely Read More

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