Andrea's Blog Corner

Faith, family, joy and my best tips, tricks and ideas you can take with you.

Andrea's Blog Corner

Faith, family, joy and my best tips, tricks and ideas you can take with you.

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To the Girl that Misses Her Mama on Mother’s Day.

By Andrea Robinson

I wandered Tar-Jay the other day and was drawn into the bright sign above the card aisle…”MOTHER’S DAY MAY 10″…yes, another one without her. I didn’t need to see the reminder because the reminder grows strong as the weeks lead up to this day. It has been nearly 13 years and I still struggle with…

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Budget friendly make up

Budget Friendly Make Up for the WIN

By Andrea Robinson

For some of my new friends here, you may not know this but I was a TV news anchor in Phoenix, Arizona for nearly 15 years. I started at the bottom…literally worked in a small closet turned TV studio and reported traffic for the top rated morning show here in Phoenix. Guess how much sister…

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Losing Someone Near the Holidays Sucks

By Andrea Robinson

Last week my baby…well she is 7 but still my baby, Caylee, was playing in my closet and pulled out a pair of pink slippers. “Mama, I love these!” “I do too, Caylee.” I muttered as tear filled my eyes quickly. I forgot I had them stashed in my closet. They have so many memories…

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30 Favorite Budget Friendly Must Haves

By Andrea Robinson

You know I don’t love the ‘B’ word…shhhh…don’t say it. You know ahem…budget.😬😬 But I have been living on a cash flow plan, a cooler way to say ‘budget’ without saying it. Basically, since 2011, when we went totally BROKE, we have created a plan for our money and stuck to it every month since…

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CHEAP AND CHIC FOR THE WIN

Classic Work Ready Wear on a Budget

By Andrea Robinson

It’s been about 10 years now but there was a time I didn’t even blink when I would walk into Nordstrom or Banana Republic and buy a dress for $200. GASP, right?! But let me make something super clear, if you spend that kind of money on a dress that is 100 percent your choice.…

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Gym Clothes on a Budget

By Andrea Robinson

I LOVE leggings. Like if they were my 3rd child I would love them and cherish them and start a college fund to preserve them forever. I am #dramatic, do not even say you don’t know what you got into with me as your sister friend…you know. It is all good. You know that I…

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GRATITUDE AND JOY

We Need a Hand to Hold if We are Going to Walk this Life.

By Andrea Robinson

I have been reminded of this time and time again…especially when circumstances change and life throws us curve balls…we need hands to hold if we are going to journey with strength in this life. It’s how I often see God show up in my life, by the friendships and love He brings to me with…

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This story was a hard hitting reminder of the truth of life.

By Andrea Robinson

 Last week was a heavy reminder how short this life is and how quickly it can change. My mind and heart have been so heavy this week. As you know, my husband is a firefighter. He’s had some heavy hearted and deeply sad calls recently.  And last weekend, on Valentine’s Day, he was on shift and called me…

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Are you still searching for peace in your life? Maybe you are like me and have searched for it in the wrong things.

By Andrea Robinson

Cue the song “Looking for love in all the wrong places” by Johnny Lee…do you have that tune in your head? Sorry if it’s stuck now but switch out love and it’s kind of an anthem to many of our lives. Looking for peace in all the wrong places…I know that was me for many…

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When we rush a hard season we often stunt our growth.

By Andrea Robinson

“Can 2020 be over yet?” I think I read that 1300 times this week. Okay, maybe not that many but you know my dramatic ways by now. I am with you. I want to rush these last few months too. I want to just be done with it. Hurry it up. Get it over with.…

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POSITIVE MIND PRACTICE

In Some People’s Eyes You Will Never Be Enough and That is Okay and Here’s Why

By Andrea Robinson

I am a BIG believer in affirmation but for many years my NEED for affirmation was chased to the point of exhaustion. I had an unhealthy attachment to other people and the validation they would give me. I craved it like it was a drug. Needing a hit of the good stuff often. So, I…

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Win Your Morning, Win Your Day…My 6 MUSTS That Set The Day.

By Andrea Robinson

I. LOVE. A. ROUTINE. In fact I don’t think I could have survived 14 years in morning TV without a routine. I definitely thrive with some order but have, over the last few years, relaxed a bit so I could really FEEL life and have some spontaneity and presence too. THAT was one thing missing.…

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Mama, Stop Scrolling and Wishing Your Life Looked Like Hers

By Andrea Robinson

A new house with a big fancy kitchen. Oh, yes, the one with the big island and the fancy lighting. I know, I zoomed in on the picture too, WOWZA, right? Then there’s that new car you saw Heather from high school got. Clearly, she and her family are #livingtheirbestlife with that beast of a…

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What I Started Doing Recently to Better My Sleep Health

By Andrea Robinson

I love a follow up story…you too? Or is it just me? This old TV girl still loves to hear MORE about a story, more details, and definitely a follow up. So if you don’t, then you don’t have to read more into my “sleep study adventures.” But I am pretty sure most of us…women…

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