Preparing for the Holidays

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There’s a turkey to purchase, a menu to plan, recipes to thumb through, grocery shopping that needs to happen and cleaning. Don’t even get me started on the cleaning. Traditional Thanksgiving dinners can be a lot of work, and planning and organization go a long way to ensuring yours comes together all at the right […]

More Than Simple Food

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When I’m not toiling away in the kitchen, working behind a computer screen or playing with my new camera, I sometimes consider getting around to decorating my home. Actually, I think about it a lot. It’s the getting to it portion I have issues with. I have plenty of ideas and things I like, but […]

Need a Staycation for Your Back-to-School Blues?

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Last Monday I wrote about using the last weeks of summer to squeeze in one last relaxing staycation over on Deal Seeking Mom, and then I neglected to let you know because I was up to my elbows in bleach and green t-shirts with 26 kids. But you should go check it out…and then find […]

The Goings On

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I know, I’ve been somewhat absent lately. Not entirely, just more absent than I’d like to be. The truth is, I’ve been figuring it out. What is it that I have been figuring? I’m glad you asked. First, my wonderful, patient husband, after months of me begging and pleading, figured out how to rewrite the […]

Did You See?

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I just wanted to thank Jessica Chapman at the City Pages for her write-up about my blog. For those of you that had a hand in making that happen (you know who you are), you are incredible. Did you see she called me personable AND useful? I don’t know that anyone has ever called me […]