Finer Things Friday: Bedtime Prayers

I had another post in mind for tonight, but a small detour on my way to the computer completely derailed my thoughts. Leaving my son's room after tucking him in, I glanced in the girls' room.  Seeing my 6 year old's empty bed, I walked in the room … [Keep reading…]

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A Bit of Summer Randomness

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1.  I'm not at BlogHer in Chicago this weekend, and I'm okay with that.  No laptop, no iPhone, no new wardrobe... I wouldn't have fit in anyway. ;-)  Although I do enjoy meeting fellow bloggers, I'll sit this one out.  And if I get a chance, I might … [Keep reading…]

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Priceline

Last weekend we enjoyed a quick overnighter in Kansas City.  It is rare that we need a hotel room... like one night a year rare... but for this occasion, we did. While printing out mapquest information, I noticed a Priceline ad and clicked … [Keep reading…]

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Summer Chili

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A refreshing salad and hearty comfort food all in one dish, Summer Chili comes from a family cookbook written by two of my aunts.  It's super easy to prepare this meal ahead of time, then assemble right before eating.  Enjoy! Summer … [Keep reading…]

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A YES! Mom Moment

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It's my job to keep them safe and healthy.  I say no a lot.  Making us all laugh when I say yes works for me! What can you say YES to today? … [Keep reading…]

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Blogiversary

So.  I knew it was in July.  I thought about marking the occasion in some sort of fun, creative way.  And then I looked at my archives. My very first blog post was written on July 18, 2008.  I missed my own blogiversary! What a fun journey this … [Keep reading…]

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Zucchini Recipes

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Zucchini is so abundant in my garden right now!  I needed a place to go for inspiration, and thought some of you could use extra zucchini recipes, too.  So... don't run away the next time your neighbor knocks on the door with a bag full of zucchini.  … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of July 20

Just arrived home from a 36-hour mini vacation.  A whirlwind of fun activity, great friends, and unhealthy food.  ;-)  Pretty glad my garden is bursting with fruits and veggies this week so we can get back on track! Here's what our menu looks … [Keep reading…]

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Finer Things Friday: Productivity

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Many days I collapse in bed, giving up on my messy home (didn't I just clean that?!) and wondering "What did I do all day?" Not this day!  On recent trips to Dillons, I've collected bag after bag of reduced apples.  Three pound bags for 99¢ and … [Keep reading…]

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