Favorite Recipes of 2013
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Told’ya it was coming.  I’ve been sensing the anticipation all over the InterPlace.  In no particular order because that would be like choosing between children.  Click the picture for the recipe! So glad to have finally found a chile I … Read More

Favorite Books of 2013
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Here’s everything I read in 2013.   In no particular order, my…   Five Favorite: OH, this was tough.  I read some great books this year, especially right at the end. Bomb: The Race to Build – and Steal – … Read More

5 Favorite Outfits of 2013
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Now that I’m on a 2013 review streak, I can’t stop.  Sickness.  Look for books and recipes to come. Also, this obviously only includes the outfits that were blogged.  Which was…not many. With that rousing intro! 5 My beloved stretchy pencil … Read More

5 Super Simple Bottled Gifts
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I kind of have a thing for jars (who doesn’t?).  Baby food jars, mason jars, little Boston round bottles…total sucker.  Here’s a list of 5 easy bottled gifts that take a couple minutes each, max. 1. Homemade Vanilla.  There are … Read More

DIY Ultra Healing Lip Balm
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I have majorly dry skin.  Especially every year when the weather starts to turn cold, my hands turn into total alligators, and my lips get all flaky and cracked; they even started bleeding a bit last week.  Most chap sticks … Read More

Crockpot Chipotle Four Bean & Butternut Chili
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(Foreward: chili never ever photographs well.  End.) For a long time, I’ve been wanting to figure out an easy crockpot chili that uses dry beans.  They’re cheaper and better for you and I far prefer the texture, especially after they’ve … Read More

A Christ-Centered Advent for Toddlers
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(Disclaimer: I realized after writing this that it maybe sounded like I was dissing (pretty sure that’s geriatric-speak by now) other advent calenders, or ones that are more “fun”-focused?  Because I’m not at ALL.  This is just what works for … Read More

Maple Pumpkin Pie Bars
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I am extremely picky about pumpkin pie.  It has to be not too thick, creamy but not goopy, pumpkin-y but not bland, creamy and not rubbery, THE CRUST CANNOT BE SOGGY, etc. etc.  I have issues. I’ve been making hacking … Read More

Indian Coconut Cabbage Curry
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Our CSA lately has provided us with mass quantities of greens.  As in, my entire bottom shelf of my refrigerator is filled with them.  This recipe uses none of them, but it did make a dent in the head and … Read More

One-Hour Astronaut Costume
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N’s been saying he wants to be an astronaut for Halloween for a couple of months now.  I mostly ignored him for a while because I’m the sort of mother who values listening to her child.  But really, there was … Read More

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