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Story time:
As a child I moved from Massachusetts to Kansas, and there was quite a bit of culture shock. 
One day at school I heard some girls in my class talking about eating puppy chow. 
I had come across things that I hadn’t heard of before, but eating DOG FOOD was definitely a new one.
My ten year old self was horrified.
But once I continued to listen, I found out that they weren’t talking about actual dog food, they were talking about an awesome treat made with rice cereal (also called Muddy Buddies). 🤣
I was ten, okay? Super naive, and in the fifth grade.
Anyway, nearly twenty years later, I decided to make some. 
The fact that it looks pretty in an @ikeausa bowl is just a plus.
So during my cooking breaks I’ll just be sitting on my couch, eating some dog food. 😂😂😂
( I used @joyfoodsunshine’s super easy recipe if you are interested). 😄
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#kansas #midwest #cultureshock #story #storytime #childhood #humor #holiday #christmas #christmastree #ikea #ikeausa #ikeahome #festive #flashesofdelight #liveauthentic #hilarious #chex #chexmix #glutenfree #dairyfree #puppychow #muddybuddies #nostalgia #treatyoself #yum #foodie #nomnom #holidayseason #enjoylifechocolatechips
Story time: As a child I moved from Massachusetts to Kansas, and there was quite a bit of culture shock. One day at school I heard some girls in my class talking about eating puppy chow. I had come across things that I hadn’t heard of before, but eating DOG FOOD was definitely a new one. My ten year old self was horrified. But once I continued to listen, I found out that they weren’t talking about actual dog food, they were talking about an awesome treat made with rice cereal (also called Muddy Buddies). 🤣 I was ten, okay? Super naive, and in the fifth grade. Anyway, nearly twenty years later, I decided to make some. The fact that it looks pretty in an @ikeausa bowl is just a plus. So during my cooking breaks I’ll just be sitting on my couch, eating some dog food. 😂😂😂 ( I used @joyfoodsunshine’s super easy recipe if you are interested). 😄 . . . . . . . . . . . #kansas  #midwest  #cultureshock  #story  #storytime  #childhood  #humor  #holiday  #christmas  #christmastree  #ikea  #ikeausa  #ikeahome  #festive  #flashesofdelight  #liveauthentic  #hilarious  #chex  #chexmix  #glutenfree  #dairyfree  #puppychow  #muddybuddies  #nostalgia  #treatyoself  #yum  #foodie  #nomnom  #holidayseason  #enjoylifechocolatechips 
I’ve always been a Wendy. 
But the Wendys of the world eventually stop letting people take advantage of them, don’t worry. 👍🏻
The Wendys of the world are actually incredible, people usually just don’t see it at first glance.
#stelmosfire 🔥✨
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#relatable #relatableposts #relatablequotes #80s #80smovies #80sfashion #quotes #sensitivity #sensitivesouls #demimoore #life #lifequotes #marewinninghamisfab #1985 #bratpack #quotestoliveby #quotesgram #quotesaboutlife #wordsofwisdom #wordstoliveby #wordsofencouragement #80sgirls #glam #80sglam #sensitivityismysuperpower #strongwomen #strength
I’ve always been a Wendy. But the Wendys of the world eventually stop letting people take advantage of them, don’t worry. 👍🏻 The Wendys of the world are actually incredible, people usually just don’t see it at first glance. #stelmosfire  🔥✨ . . . . . . . . . . #relatable  #relatableposts  #relatablequotes  #80s  #80smovies  #80sfashion  #quotes  #sensitivity  #sensitivesouls  #demimoore  #life  #lifequotes  #marewinninghamisfab  #1985  #bratpack  #quotestoliveby  #quotesgram  #quotesaboutlife  #wordsofwisdom  #wordstoliveby  #wordsofencouragement  #80sgirls  #glam  #80sglam  #sensitivityismysuperpower  #strongwomen  #strength 
Sharing this graphic I created last year because it’s that time again. 
I would also like to add that you never need to feel that family members’ comments about your body/food choices are appropriate. They aren’t, family or not. If they are making you uncomfortable, SAY something. 👍🏻
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#megcolt #words #quotes #holiday #food #recovery #bopo #bodypositivity #bodypositive #selflove #bodylove #recoveryquotes #recoveryisworthit #eatingdisorderrecovery #eatingdisorder #edrecovery #edcommunity #losehatenotweight #dothehotpants #effyourbeautystandards #effyourbodystandards #effyourfitspo #embracethesquish #takingupspace #holidayseason #writer #mentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #orthorexia #recoveryfamily
Sharing this graphic I created last year because it’s that time again. I would also like to add that you never need to feel that family members’ comments about your body/food choices are appropriate. They aren’t, family or not. If they are making you uncomfortable, SAY something. 👍🏻 . . . . . . . . . . . #megcolt  #words  #quotes  #holiday  #food  #recovery  #bopo  #bodypositivity  #bodypositive  #selflove  #bodylove  #recoveryquotes  #recoveryisworthit  #eatingdisorderrecovery  #eatingdisorder  #edrecovery  #edcommunity  #losehatenotweight  #dothehotpants  #effyourbeautystandards  #effyourbodystandards  #effyourfitspo  #embracethesquish  #takingupspace  #holidayseason  #writer  #mentalhealth  #mentalhealthmatters  #orthorexia  #recoveryfamily 
Maybe we should all strive to be more like cats. They don’t care what anyone thinks, ever. They don’t listen to anyone, they do what they want, and they put themselves first. 
#thecalicocatluna ❤️
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#cats #catsofig #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catsofworld #catlady #cat #catlover #photography #moodygrams #photographer #photographylover #photograhyisart #photographyislife #adoptacat #dontshopadopt #seniorcat #cattitude #calicocat #cat_features #cat_of_instagram #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty #catsarethebest #ilovecats #naturallight #photography #photographyisart #thedocumentarymovement
Maybe we should all strive to be more like cats. They don’t care what anyone thinks, ever. They don’t listen to anyone, they do what they want, and they put themselves first. #thecalicocatluna  ❤️ . . . . . . . . . #cats  #catsofig  #catstagram  #catsofinstagram  #catsofworld  #catlady  #cat  #catlover  #photography  #moodygrams  #photographer  #photographylover  #photograhyisart  #photographyislife  #adoptacat  #dontshopadopt  #seniorcat  #cattitude  #calicocat  #cat_features  #cat_of_instagram  #flashesofdelight  #pursuepretty  #catsarethebest  #ilovecats  #naturallight  #photography  #photographyisart  #thedocumentarymovement 
So I know it says “Top Secret,” but I laughed so much when I saw everything in a list that I thought I should share it. 
It’s just so random. 🤣
An old station wagon with wood trim and shag carpeting is my dream though. 😍
@introvertactivitybook ✨
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#introvertactivitybook #introvert #introvertdoodles #fun #activitybook #creativity #infj #intj #introvertsunite #doodle #doodling #art #creative #amazon #quizzes #humor #solitude #metime #selfcare #games #crafts #flashesofdelight #livecolorfully #writing #lists #puzzles #introvertlife #glutenintolerant #millenialpink #browserhistory
So I know it says “Top Secret,” but I laughed so much when I saw everything in a list that I thought I should share it. It’s just so random. 🤣 An old station wagon with wood trim and shag carpeting is my dream though. 😍 @introvertactivitybook ✨ . . . . . . . . . . #introvertactivitybook  #introvert  #introvertdoodles  #fun  #activitybook  #creativity  #infj  #intj  #introvertsunite  #doodle  #doodling  #art  #creative  #amazon  #quizzes  #humor  #solitude  #metime  #selfcare  #games  #crafts  #flashesofdelight  #livecolorfully  #writing  #lists  #puzzles  #introvertlife  #glutenintolerant  #millenialpink  #browserhistory 
I’ve never managed to see any Rae Dunn pieces anywhere. I’ve always wanted to get a few mugs, but they are hard to find.
Today I came across this accidentally, it was randomly with some Christmas mugs at @tjmaxx.
I’m obsessed, because it’s red and white (just like those @ikeausa bowls back there) and it says, “Meow,” which is purrfect for me. 😉❤️
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#ikea #ikeausa #ikeahome #bowls #holiday #christmas #festive #holidayhome #homedecor #happyhome #raedunn #raedunnfinds #raedunnobsessed #raedunncollectors #meow #catlady #catladies #mug #mugshot #raedunnclay #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #redandwhite #thatsdarling #haul #flashesofdelight #tjmaxx #tjmaxxfinds
I’ve never managed to see any Rae Dunn pieces anywhere. I’ve always wanted to get a few mugs, but they are hard to find. Today I came across this accidentally, it was randomly with some Christmas mugs at @tjmaxx. I’m obsessed, because it’s red and white (just like those @ikeausa bowls back there) and it says, “Meow,” which is purrfect for me. 😉❤️ . . . . . . . . . . #ikea  #ikeausa  #ikeahome  #bowls  #holiday  #christmas  #festive  #holidayhome  #homedecor  #happyhome  #raedunn  #raedunnfinds  #raedunnobsessed  #raedunncollectors  #meow  #catlady  #catladies  #mug  #mugshot  #raedunnclay  #farmhouse  #farmhousedecor  #farmhousestyle  #redandwhite  #thatsdarling  #haul  #flashesofdelight  #tjmaxx  #tjmaxxfinds 
#flashbackfriday to little me. I was 11 or so, hated being photographed, and was just as uncomfortable as I look.
This is when I began to notice my body wasn’t like other people’s. My stepmom pointed it out to me the year before, and I remember being so relieved that I hit a growth spurt and stretched out.
It didn’t last long. Once I fully matured a few years later, I ended up with a curvy body that I hated.
I had braces, wasn’t allowed to have long hair, and hated being a redhead.
My hair color still irks me.
Sometimes I get upset that it isn’t always obviously red, because it causes some people to decide I’m not a redhead, which is nonsense.
I was bullied for it, have had to deal with wildly inappropriate comments over it, and there are still times I will filter my photos to make my hair darker to avoid the comments. 
School wasn’t great for me. This photo was taken in the Midwest, where I went to middle school and high school.
I’m originally from Massachusetts, so to the Kansas kids my accent was ridiculous. I learned to discipline my accent, to carefully alter it to be more neutral. I regret that now, but the MA still comes out if I’m tired enough.
Looking back on little me is hard, because I was so miserable and had so many thoughts and hardships that other kids my age didn’t understand. 
My mother was dead, my stepmother treated me like garbage, my extended family was thousands of miles away, and I was just different.
Looking back now I can see I already had pretty severe anxiety problems, but nobody noticed.
It gets better. I’m still different, but it doesn’t bother me the way it did back then.
If you are different too, I promise you will eventually be able to embrace your weirdness. It will get better.
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#flashback #fbf #film #sunflowers #kansas #midwest #littleme #mystory #writers #writersofig #itgetsbetter #introvert #childhood #bullying #redhead #naturalredhead #redheadsofig #recovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #bodypositivity #mentalhealth #anxiety #ptsd #trauma #traumasurvivor #mentalhealthmatters #effyourbeautystandards #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness
#flashbackfriday  to little me. I was 11 or so, hated being photographed, and was just as uncomfortable as I look. This is when I began to notice my body wasn’t like other people’s. My stepmom pointed it out to me the year before, and I remember being so relieved that I hit a growth spurt and stretched out. It didn’t last long. Once I fully matured a few years later, I ended up with a curvy body that I hated. I had braces, wasn’t allowed to have long hair, and hated being a redhead. My hair color still irks me. Sometimes I get upset that it isn’t always obviously red, because it causes some people to decide I’m not a redhead, which is nonsense. I was bullied for it, have had to deal with wildly inappropriate comments over it, and there are still times I will filter my photos to make my hair darker to avoid the comments. School wasn’t great for me. This photo was taken in the Midwest, where I went to middle school and high school. I’m originally from Massachusetts, so to the Kansas kids my accent was ridiculous. I learned to discipline my accent, to carefully alter it to be more neutral. I regret that now, but the MA still comes out if I’m tired enough. Looking back on little me is hard, because I was so miserable and had so many thoughts and hardships that other kids my age didn’t understand. My mother was dead, my stepmother treated me like garbage, my extended family was thousands of miles away, and I was just different. Looking back now I can see I already had pretty severe anxiety problems, but nobody noticed. It gets better. I’m still different, but it doesn’t bother me the way it did back then. If you are different too, I promise you will eventually be able to embrace your weirdness. It will get better. . . . . . . . . . . #flashback  #fbf  #film  #sunflowers  #kansas  #midwest  #littleme  #mystory  #writers  #writersofig  #itgetsbetter  #introvert  #childhood  #bullying  #redhead  #naturalredhead  #redheadsofig  #recovery  #eatingdisorderrecovery  #bodypositivity  #mentalhealth  #anxiety  #ptsd  #trauma  #traumasurvivor  #mentalhealthmatters  #effyourbeautystandards  #mentalhealthawareness  #mentalillness