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christmas gifting ~ ideas

Last time I shared some wrapping ideas.  Today, I’d like to share some creative and inexpensive ideas for what’s on the inside. A couple of years ago, we were expecting our first grandchildren (twin boys). I decided the theme of  A Christmas Carol was in order–Christmas past, Christmas present, and Christmas future.  Each of my… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ ideas

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christmas gifting ~ wrap it up

Like so many, I love Christmas.  My df girl and I started watching Christmas movies on the first of November.  She perfected her Christmas playlist and listens to it whenever she can.  My cl boy cannot understand this.  He believes there should be a law: NO CHRISTMAS MOVIES, MUSIC OR DECORATIONS UNTIL DECEMBER 1.  Caps… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ wrap it up

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ham and bean soup

It seems we’ve been eating a lot of ham and a lot of chicken.  You know how it is…something goes on sale and you stock up. We often have guests after church on Sundays, and I like to make something easy, something that doesn’t require much effort.  Ham is always a good go-to.  Plus, I… Continue reading ham and bean soup

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soup’s on ~ lentil soup with kale

We travelled some snowy highways to get home after Christmas, but we were welcomed back with a stunning sunset and no snow to speak of. However, this is the east coast, and I’ve learned I should not get too comfortable with any particular kind of weather–it’s apt to change at a moment’s notice.  We weren’t… Continue reading soup’s on ~ lentil soup with kale

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tastes like chicken ~ honey soy chicken breasts

My cl boy begs for skinless, boneless chicken.  He is the most meticulous meat eater on the planet.  Not a speck of fat, a flake of char or minutest of skin will pass his inspection–or his lips for that matter.  In fact, it’s not just meat, but anything really.  His toast must be browned just… Continue reading tastes like chicken ~ honey soy chicken breasts

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pallet desk

My df girl is anxious to finish decorating her room. It has been a long time (2 years!…see this post, and this one and one more) since she’s been able to do so. While it has been exciting to find things that have been in storage purgatory, some of our belongings are still in another… Continue reading pallet desk