Haley McManigal

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Hi there, I’m Haley, a middle-aged-momma to Lukas, Laney, and wife to Dan. We live in northeast Knoxville with our boston terrier Ali and cat Maxi. I was born and raised in east Tennessee and I love Knoxville and the Smoky Mountains so much, I can’t imagine living anywhere else! I am happiest when I’m reading, writing, exploring, and making things. When I’m not here, you’ll find me sharing my thoughts about creativity and facing fear on my blog.
The Gift Of Attention :: How I Deepened My Connection With My Husband And Kids

The Gift Of Attention :: How I Deepened My Connection With My Husband And...

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My husband admitted to me recently that I was not being attentive enough to him and his needs. I love my husband dearly -- he’s the most important person in my life -- so...
Fresh Strawberry Recipes

Fresh Strawberry Recipes

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One of my favorite things to do this time of year is pick fresh strawberries. I love everything about it: going to the strawberry field in my old clothes and mud boots, searching the...
Make A Wish

Make A Wish

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My kids and I were playing outside recently. It was early spring, before the first lawn trimming of the year, and there were dandelions popping up everywhere. Lukas plucked one from the ground and held...
Easy St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

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I've been in a baking dry spell for several months, so I decided to make some sweet St. Patrick's Day cupcakes. This was just as good an excuse as any, and it was something...

Daily Notes To My Future Self

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A few months ago, I purchased a wedding gift for my brother and his fiancé. It was a small, leatherbound book filled with blank pages. The purpose of this book was for them, as...
The Perfect Holiday Cake

The Perfect Holiday Cake

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With the holidays fast approaching, it is always a good idea to have a go-to dessert for parties and events and dinners. My favorite is, of course, cake. Over the years, I’ve made countless...
Jealous Much?

Jealous Much?

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I like to think I’m not a very jealous person. Most of the time, I am happy to celebrate others' successes and support their accomplishments and goals and opportunities. I know how important this...