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Happy Birthday, Prince Samuel!

Happy Birthday to Notes of Inspiration’s own and my youngest “Grand Royal”, Samuel! He turned one year old today! Happy Birthday to his Dad, Justin, who also had a Birthday this month. Today was a fantastic family Birthday celebration with great food at Kobe’s Japanese Restaurant, shopping at the Mall and a visit to the […]

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Make Mother’s Day Easier This Year

Happy Mother’s Day to all nurturers of children. You deserve the very best! If there is someone in your life who is still here for you to appreciate for nurturing you, then please take time to appreciate them. Let me share with you ways in which my children helped to make my life so much […]

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Treat Yourself Well

Take time to be good to yourself. Self care is so important more now than ever. Spend time with the ones that you love. Have great conversations. Live your life happy. Life is essential. Take good care of yourself and thrive! Photo: Loaded potato, Filet Mignon -Dinner Chronicles #BirthdayCelebration #MarchCelebrations Patrice Tankard

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Lunch in Kentucky

As I sat looking out of the window during the flight, I have to admit that I was a bit nervous. This was my first time riding in my brother’s airplane. Ben flew Jewel and I from Tennessee to Kentucky for lunch at the Montana Grille for a family business meeting. He is a great […]

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Winter Vacation

Friends and IHOP go hand in hand! My friends and I have two weeks off for vacation. Do things that matter. Enjoy the simple things in life. Spend time with friends and loved ones. Talk about life, laugh a lot, eat, drink and be merry. Live your life happy. Happy Winter vacation and Happy Holidays! […]

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Appetizer Fresh

My daughter, Princess #2 is visiting from Tennessee. She created this decadent appetizer that was super delicious. She sliced a sweet potato thin and placed it in the toaster. After it became crisp, she loaded her fresh herbs, seasonings and veggies. I don’t know her secret recipe, but each bite was a burst of flavor […]

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Pink Grapefruit

If you love pink grapefruit like I do, have you ever tried it with pink Himalayan salt sprinkled on top? The taste is amazing and the salt brings out a sweetness in the grapefruit. Pink Himalayan salt is loaded with over 80 trace minerals along with potassium and iron. It is better than table salt […]

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Carrabbas’ Take Home Special

Carrabbas Italian Grill:Order any Dine-In Entree and Bring Home Another Entree for Just $10! Limited time only! I am hanging out with friends and we are enjoying the Carrabbas Take home special. It is Summer and it is time to enjoy and have fun! Hurry and in to Carrabbas and Dine in and take an […]

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Fire on the Bayou

School is out and my teacher friends and I got together to celebrate immediately after school. We decided to go to “Fire in the Bayou”, a Cajun, New Orleans themed restaurant. With cheers, laughter and joy we reminisced of the challenges and triumphs of the school year. The food was exceptional and our fellowship was […]

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Food Tour

I grabbed up a friend and we traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida for my Annual Food Tour. This year I chose Bethune Grill for their famous sweet and spicy chicken wings with fries, Krystals Restaurant for their delicious Jr. Burgers, and Krispy Kreme Donuts for their mouth-watering, melt-in-your-mouth glazed decadent donuts. Try eating a little […]