Author Archives: Alicia

About Alicia

Alicia is a Jesus loving, homeschooling, mini-van driving, food loving, gluten-free-cuz-I-have-to-be, fun loving, choir mamaing, bike riding, So Cal born and raised solo mama to 2 amazing kiddos with 3 cats, a ginormous dog and the 2 cutest nieces ever! She had a deep passion for cooking and baking that left with her Celiac disease diagnosis in 2013, but has now returned as she experiments with and tests recipes to make them delicious and enjoyable even without the gluten! You can find all sorts of random thoughts, ideas and whatever else pops into her completely random mind right here at Big Black Trash Bag!

Why I’m Not Boycotting Target

There’s a lot of talk about people boycotting Target because of the new bathroom policy. I get it. It’s a HUGE change. I personally do not at all like the idea of a man using the stall next to me … Continue reading

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Growing Stuff in the Mud

I sent this photo to a friend recently and stated I was feeling a bit smaller than the smaller of the two dogs. Just barely keeping my head above the mud. My friend replied about feeling like a rat practicing … Continue reading

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“Leaver and Broken” a story

Something for a brother or sister in Christ to consider… I write this story to help friends and loved ones understand what a person goes through in the situation explained here. If you’ve never been in this type of situation, … Continue reading

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To Trust Or Not To Trust…

Trust. Firm belief in, confidence. This is something I have given out to easily in the past and at times have been very stingy with. Trust is something valuable, something that needs to be earned and respected. Starting as far … Continue reading

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February Goals (and an update on how January went)

This is the first time I’ve set definite goals for myself and shared them publicly. I really like this idea of 2 attainable goals for each month. I was on track to do great in January – my first goal … Continue reading

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No More Shame!

I guess it’s because I had always held office type jobs before having kids, but when I stopped doing home daycare at the end of this past Summer, I was actually embarrassed of the job I did get just one … Continue reading

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January 2015 Goals

I’m not much for resolutions. In fact, I often joke and say that my resolution is to stop making resolutions. Or even better! My resolution is to write 2015 instead of 2014!!! But I think I’m gonna try some monthly … Continue reading

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“Ugly” Christmas Sweaters!

I said I would share it – so here it is! Ten of my favorite Christmas Sweaters from Amazon.com!! It’s OLAF!! Need I say more?! A) Hanging Stockings B) A pouch that holds your tablet where you can play a … Continue reading

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Accidental Enchilada Sauce

I woke up today REALLY wanting enchiladas. I had everything I needed except enchilada sauce. So I dug around in my pantry and found some stuff… combined it together and came up with this sauce. Oh my gosh – it … Continue reading

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Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Movie Review and Giveaway!

Country Music is a new thing to me. Well, not completely… but it is a new thing for me to listen to willingly. About 89 days ago, my best friend found out that one of her favorites, Zac Brown Band, … Continue reading

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