See, I really did plant a garden!

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After our initial efforts, it seems that I've failed to report any gardening action.  But just so ya know, we do have a garden, and it is growing! One thing I've learned about my gardening abilities is that I can't do seedlings.  Don't know what … [Keep reading…]

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Feeding a Crowd

If you're looking to feed a crowd any time soon, you might want to hop over to Life as Mom for this week's Ultimate Recipe Swap.  Crowd pleasing recipes abound. When I've got the football team coming over, or hosting a birthday dinner for one of … [Keep reading…]

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Mommy Come Home: Get on Board

Before we delve into making coming home work financially, it's important to note:  both spouses have to be on board. One of the absolute most important gifts you give to your children is your own strong marriage. Two hearts knitted together, … [Keep reading…]

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Sugar High

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Yes, it's convenient.  Kids love it.  With a good sale and some coupons, you can get it dirt cheap.  But is dirt cheap the way you want to start your day? Besides the fact that it's often little more than highly processed, refined, stripped grains … [Keep reading…]

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Daddy’s Prayers

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He tucks them in. And then he prays. With them if it's bedtime; for them if he comes in late after a ballgame or a long day in the field. Each and every night, my children can count on their Daddy's prayers. They think he's a … [Keep reading…]

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Buster Bar Dessert

Look out, Dairy Queen! You'll either love me because it's so good, or hate me... because it's so good. When I need to take a summer dessert to a get together, this one always receives cheers. The 9x13 pan size goes a long way, too, because it's … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of June 22

Eureka!  I finally figured out a menu plan strategy that works for us!  Last week's plan hit it on the nose ~ plan two meals and have lots of fruit, veggies, and other quick grabs for the rest of the day.  We didn't get to some of those meals, so … [Keep reading…]

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Finer Things Friday: Wheat Harvest

When you don't have to worry about the yields... or the test weight... or current grain prices... When you can sit back and enjoy the ride... and everyone has a big machine... and nobody has to wait their turn... Wheat … [Keep reading…]

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Fruit Pizza

We love our fresh fruit!  While we're all quite content to eat it as is, I enjoy gathering a rainbow of colors for this fun dessert when summertime ushers in reasonable fruit prices. photo found at allrecipes.com Fruit Pizza Bottom … [Keep reading…]

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