Monthly Archives November 2011

Just Another Dream Shattered….

My grandmother always filled her home with the smells of something home-made and amazing; cardamom rolls, Cornish pasties, cherry pies, fruit soup, Norwegian lefse.  She passed these talents on to my father, who baked cookies, pulled taffy, made us Sunday morning pancakes, and taught me to make cream puffs.  I was genetically designed to bake….
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Green Tip Tuesday – Holidays are Coming

So, this week we’ve been cleaning! Holidays are coming up, and one of my pet peeves is that darn cleaning smell! I hate that chemical smell, and I just hate it when I walk into someones house and smell Clorox or other cleaning products. We clean with soap and water. My girls are actually cleaning…
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Fall Leaves Using Black Glue

Around Halloween time, I saw the coolest project on Madtown Macs.  They used black glue to create some spooky Halloween pictures.  We never had time to make those pictures, but with Fall upon us, we made some leaves using the same arts and crafts technique. Supplies you will need: Black paint White glue in a…
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Decisions with extra dimensions

Every decision I make has to be carefully weighed up against Daniel’s autism. The biggie at the moment is whether or not to try for a baby with my new partner before it is too late – given that I’m 36 now! There are health issues to consider, as well as I have IBS medication…
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This week, I am Thankful for….

This week, I am thankful for everyday heroes – those people that serve our communities day in and day out, risking their lives to help others. These are jobs that scare me to death, and although I would be so worried about my boys if they pursued one of them, I would be so very…
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Reflections…

October and November have been hard months for me for the past 10 years.  November 2nd, 2001, was the date that I said goodbye to my first angel, and then strangely enough two of my three other losses occurred between October 21 and November 19… So in the space of less than a month, I…
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Food Fun Friday – Fall Scene

I was totally inspired to create this plate from a meal I saw on Pinterest from Meet the Dubiens.  I have added my own touches based on what I had available and what I know my kids will eat.  For instance, the house in the inspiration is a chicken sandwich.  In my wildest dreams, my kids would…
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Guest Post from Jamie’s Jumble – Turkey Decor Project

Today Jamie, from Jamie’s Jumble is visiting us, and she has a great Turkey activity that will get you into the Thanksgiving spirit.  My favorite thing is that you can make this fun turkey using items you find at the dollar store.  Can you see why I am a big fan of Jamie’s?  Jamie loves…
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