Monthly Archives: November 2010

Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Spritz

This is week nine in our 12 Cookies of Christmas series, and Bumblebee is showing off our new cookie press courtesy of Aunt Lizzie. Advertisements

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A Mother’s Rule of Life

I recently read A Mother’s Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot.  The subtitle of the book is “How to Bring Order to Your Home and Peace to Your Soul”.  I am all for that, especially the “bringing peace to my … Continue reading

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What’s Important

Like many of you despite my best intentions, I stressed over Thanksgiving and having 20 people over my house.  I obsessed  over the amount of baking, chopping, cooking and cleaning that the holiday entails. About an hour before our guests arrived, my … Continue reading

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WW: A Little Powder, a little paint…

makes a girl what she ain’t… Me with my Knight in shining armor at our parish school gala fundraiser.

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Christmas Cookies: Decorated & Iced

This is week eight in our 12 Cookies of Christmas series, and the girls are showing off our new baking tools courtesy of Gram and Aunt Lizzie. We are still using “old faithful”, my Mom’s 1959 Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, although the back … Continue reading

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National Adoption Day

In honor of National Adoption Day, please enjoy this post originally published on August 12, 2010. Awhile back we were having some plumbing work completed in our hallway bath.  The plumber, an older black gentleman, and a friend of my husband, was … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes Friday Volume 22

1. In one week it will be Thanksgiving, and the sore throat I had last Friday has blossomed into a full-fledged cold and cough.  Earlier in the week, I was obsessing over preparing my home for our guests, now I … Continue reading

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