Kitchen Project

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The previous owner of our home almost completely gutted our 1960’s rancher and turned it into a rustic farmhouse. This really isn’t my style. Our previous home I had decorated in a Tuscan style and if money were no object my house would look like a Pottery Barn or Anthropologie catalog. I’ve learned to embrace […]

Crochet Hat for Spring

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Look! I crocheted something that isn’t play food! Sweet T now has a pretty little hat with interchangeable flowers. It was really easy to make, especially the hat. It’s just double crochet with a little scallop (ch 3, skip, sc) on the edge. I still haven’t decided how to make the flowers interchangeable. Alligator clips […]

What does simplicity mean to you?

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It’s interesting how the concept for simplicity can mean completely different things to different people. My mom and I were discussing this and for her, simplicity usually equals ease. She’d rather buy it than make it, pay full price rather than clip a coupon, and she places a premium on convenience. For her, that’s simple […]

What To Get Him for Valentine’s Day?

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Wondering what to get him for Valentine’s Day? OK, so a true Valentines idea for him would be skipping the holiday altogether (or participating in an activity that isn’t suitable to mention on a family-friendly blog *snark snark*), but since us girls aren’t going to let them get away with that, we can at least give our […]

Easy Hot Spinach Dip (Death By Spinach Dip)

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This easy hot spinach dip has taken our family and church by storm. My aunt discovered it on the back of a Duke’s mayonnaise jar and has made it for us three times in the last month for potlucks, birthdays, etc. We can’t get enough of it and it’s too good not to share. You may […]

“I just don’t have time”

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This phrase has crept its way into my speech and thoughts more and more over the last five months. My favorite variant is the sarcastic “Oh I should do that in my spare time.” I’m trying to eradicate this attitude. It reeks of martyrdom and the truth is we all pretty much have the time […]

Crochet Longies

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After my success with crocheting a diaper soaker, I wanted to attempt a pair of longies for Sweet T to run around the house in this winter. Ok, so she’s not exactly running around at 5 months old (more like sitting around and whining for me to take her to “see what she can see” […]

Cloth-eez Workhorse Diapers Review

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Thanks to grandma, I got to diversify Sweet T’s diaper stash! At 14 pounds, she is in that awkward stage between sizes (yellow edge is a little snug while red is slightly big), but we went ahead and made the switch to red edge for comfort’s sake. I was all set to order more Cloth-eez […]

Make Your Own Fire Starters for free!

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Now that we have a woodburning stove, we try to burn it as much as possible to help with our heating bill. While Hubs has no problem starting a fire with kindling, newspaper, and a match, I need a little extra help. We have been buying fire starters, but I hate to spend money on […]

Easy Slow Cooker Corn Recipe

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This easy slow cooker corn recipe is a potluck favorite at our church. There are never any leftovers and we usually fight about who’s going to get to bring it since it’s so easy to make. I won this round! Easy Slow Cooker Corn Recipe Ingredients: 2 pounds frozen sweet corn 1 block cream cheese […]