Spring Break Book Giveaway: 6 Lucky Winners!

We are all three avid readers and have decided to make 6 lucky people book winners.   Here’s what you can win:

  1. Little Fires Everywhere – Audra is reading this now and loving it.
  2. We Were the Lucky Ones – Peggy is reading this now and loving it.
  3. ?????- Lauren will choose a book surprise
  4. Skippy Jon Jones – Audra’s Fave Children’s book
  5. My Many Colored Days – Peggy’s Fave Children’s book
  6. The Stinky Cheese Man – Lauren’s Fave Children’s book

We’ve ordered the books but can’t get them all ’til next week. … Read More »

Everything Will Be Ok – Original Song by Doug Allen

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

Two friends sent me copies of this song after the Misty Creek Community Church’s YouTube edition of Palm Sunday’s service went live this morning.  Lo, and behold, my tremendously talented friend, Doug Allen, has written another amazing song.    Inspired by seeing the Everything Will Be Ok signs all over town and a conversation he had with two other friends of mine (Sally and Ken Abele), he sat down and wrote a beautiful song to share with the world.… Read More »

Books: 7 Things to Share from Audra’s Meadowlake Book Club

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

My friend/neighbor, Heather, took over managing our Meadowlake neighborhood book club a few years ago and has done an amazing job.    I’m sharing her note to our book club from this week because it is full of great info!

  1. Barnes & Noble Perimeter is still doing online orders with curbside pickup from 10-5.
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Troy’s Burger Corner: Big Al’s Butter Made Burgers

by Troy Anders for The Aha! Connection

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Obviously, I am limited to take out and delivery for the foreseeable future, so comments about service and restaurant ambiance will be at a minimum for a while. Reviews, however, won’t be as I’m back home and in desperate need of things to do.… Read More »



Recent Highlights from Lunch with Lauren: S’more Kit, Snack Form, Fried Rice, Homemade Bread, Corned Beef, Cabbage and More!

Recent excerpts from our Lunch with Lauren Facebook Group by Lauren Townsend for The Aha! Connection

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I bought this mix/kit from Walmart a few weeks ago. The girls made these s’mores cookies tonight and they were SO good. The only difference is that I flashed them under the broiler for a few seconds to toast, but the girls were able to do the rest.… Read More »

Quarantine planting therapy – get your play in the dirt supplies CURBSIDE!!!

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’ve been chatting with my mom a lot more lately during quarantine and she told me the other day that the thing she misses most about not going out is being unable to get out to the nursery to buy flowers.   Like mother like daughter.  

Just before the quarantine I went to my favorite Pike Nursery (Holcomb Bridge) with my youngest son. … Read More »

Ask Tatiana: Social Distancing Activities For Families

Tatiana asked one of her fellow counselors to share with us an article regarding social distancing activities for families.

By Theresa Westfall MS, LPC for The Aha! Connection

The recent concerns about the spread of COVID-19 have created major ripple effects. Many children are home from school and many parents are working from home (when they are able) or taking time off from work.… Read More »

Audra’s Fitness Blog: Zooming for Exercise (Video)

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

I’ve never “Zoomed” until this week.   Now I’ve Zoomed at least 6 times and have several more appointments on my calendar for next week.  I kinda like it and plan to continue to incorporate Zoom into my post-pandemic plans.   When my Fitness Together trainer dudes offered to train me via Zoom, I was very skeptical.  … Read More »

Zooming is Easy (and fun) Here’s How

By Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection

I must admit that I’d never even heard of Zoom until last week.  I bet most of you don’t even know that before I was “the AHA Connection girl” I was a Project Manager for AT&T responsible for Cisco Telepresence video conferencing installations all over the world.   I managed installations in South Korea, Turkey, Chile, United Kingdom and Costa Rica…just to name a few.  … Read More »

Get $40 off your first meal from Sun Basket ~ Audra’s Fave Contact Free Meal Delivery Service

by Audra H Anders for The Aha! Connection Link for $40 off your first order  

When updating my weekly order from Sun Basket this morning I realized it is probably a good time to remind you about this amazing company.   During this social distancing time it is nice to know that my Sun Basket arrives weekly at my front door via “contact free delivery” with a great meal for my once again family of 4. … Read More »