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MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Does Delicious Food Make Your Mouth Water?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Does Delicious Food Make Your Mouth Water?

Imagine: you’ve just removed a luscious bundt cake out of the oven & placed it on a cooling rack. Slowly but surely, your kitchen fills with the distinctive, diet-smashing aroma of baked vanilla, and your mouth fills with watery saliva. Why does that happen? Why do our mouths water at the sight/thought of, well, “mouth-watering”…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Shirt Loops

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Shirt Loops

What’s the deal with that odd loop on the back of a button-down shirt? The loop, seen on many dress shirts for both men & women, is a small piece of fabric typically between the shoulder blades, where the upper back of the shirt meets the pleat. While it’s great for annoying someone when you…Read More

Luke Combs Opens Up About His Battle with Anxiety

Luke Combs Opens Up About His Battle with Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues. Fact is you never know what someone is dealing with regardless of how they may seem on the surface. Luke Combs always seems super chill, calm and laidback. Here he opens up about dealing with anxiety since middle school. But now, he’s never felt more…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Cement Vs. Concrete

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Cement Vs. Concrete

We walk on sidewalks all the time, so much so that we usually don’t ever think about the stuff we’re stepping on: the rigid, smooth, gray hard stuff under our feet. But, have you ever stopped to wonder what the proper name for that stuff is? Is it concrete, or is it cement? And, what’s…Read More

{Katie’s Baby Blog} 26 Week Update!

{Katie’s Baby Blog} 26 Week Update!

Only 3 months left to go until we meet baby girl #2!!!! Right now, we are working on a name for baby girl; going back and forth between a few. I’m also just starting to think about things that I will need for her this time around….and really, it’s not much. Luckily, I still have…Read More

{Katie’s Kitchen} Instant Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

{Katie’s Kitchen} Instant Pot Shredded Beef Tacos

I am loving my new pressure cooker! I actually have the Magic Chef version and it is amazing! Last night I made shredded beef tacos in it and it was so quick and easy…I guess that’s the point of the pressure cooker! I used a 2 lb. boneless chuck roast (if yours is bigger you…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do We Make New Year’s Resolutions?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do We Make New Year’s Resolutions?

In the past 2 days, I’ve heard 4 different people say, “Welp…I’ve already blown my New Year’s resolution!” Which got me thinking: why do we make these sweeping annual promises to ourselves? Where did this tradition come from? And why does this tradition continue when so many people fail? Well, to start, we have the…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do We “Let The Cat Out Of The Bag”?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Do We “Let The Cat Out Of The Bag”?

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Whoops, I let the cat out of the bag” when someone accidentally reveals a secret. But where did that phrase come from? And who put that cat in a bag to begin with? The phrase’s first documented usage was in a book review in The London Magazine back in 1760:…Read More

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Are Our Spouse’s Family Called “In-Laws”?

MUNDANE MYSTERIES: Why Are Our Spouse’s Family Called “In-Laws”?

The other day, as I was trying to describe to someone the difference between my current & past mothers-in-law, I began to wonder: “why do we call our spouse’s relatives ‘in-laws’ in the first place?” It’d be easy to assume that it’s because your spouse’s family members are related to you by law, not by…Read More