Monthly Archives April 2012

What’s for Dinner – Chili Night

Monday night was Chili Night. And Vetty & I got a little creative so I wanted to share a few pics and a review on the chili mix we used because it was sooo good. We’ve used this brand a few times because it had a coupon on it (and was on sale), so we…
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Slow Cooker Apple Crumble

Contributing Writer: Jamie Sanders Yum – who doesn’t love warm Apple Crumble served with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream?  I’ve had this recipe tucked away in one of my recipe books for a while and finally had a chance to try it out.  Wow, was my family happy to be the taste testers! The…
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Columbine

This week was the 13th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.  I’ve reflected a lot on that day since moving to Littleton, and even more today, my first anniversary here. I was a sophomore in high school, and I was sick that day, so I stayed home.  I don’t quite remember how the news…
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Noah Vs. Santa

Last week, I decided that it was time to get Haeden a children’s bible. He is at the age now where I think he is starting to understand the “moral” of the stories we read each night before bed, and what better time to get him his very own bible than Easter? Way to keep…
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5 Tips to Help You Get Out of Bed in the Mornings

Ok. I know there is nothing wonderful about the mornings -unless you count the mornings as past 11:00 am – BUT there IS something wonderful about waking up and not missing important engagements. Let’s face it. Americans LOVE to sleep in. I know I do, and though my husband is a morning person, I, regretfully,…
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Fashion Formula: How to Put Outfits Together

Featured Contributor: Jodie from Jodie Noted This formula I’m about to share with you, which I’ve dubbed “The Fashion Formula,” I learned from my many hours of watching What Not To Wear. It’s a favorite show of mine and has taught me much about how to dress for my age, my body type, and my lifestyle. Let me tell you – this…
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Don’t I Know It

photo “Mom? I have eleven-hundred and forty-six dollars in my Monopoly money for this game so far.” “That’s good counting, Buddy.” “I know. I’m practicing for college. That whole college thing is coming up sooner than you think, Mom.”
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Making Flowers with Scrubbing Sponges

Spring is upon us, and we are scheduled for a few days of rain in my Northern California town. My girls like the rain, because they know that it helps flowers to grow, and they LOVE flowers. Today we will be making flowers using paint and scrubbing sponges. Supplies you will need: Paint Scrubbing sponges…
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