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A Christian wife, mother, daughter, photographer, amateur chef, homeschooler, pretend gardener, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.
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The lunar eclipse

The lunar eclipse

Did you stay up late to see the eclipse?  Apparently, it was more unusual than most because it coincided with the winter solstice and today’s official start of winter. According to AP, “The last time an eclipse happened on this day was more than three centuries ago on Dec. 21, 1638.  It will happen again […]

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More Holiday Yumminess ~ Peppermint Bark

More Holiday Yumminess ~ Peppermint Bark

So, last week I was really into the whole “holiday baking” routine.  I made this peppermint bark on the same day I made my millionaires.  Apparently I took more photos of the millionaire steps than the peppermint bark, but that’s okay.  The recipe was very easy – even for a first-time peppermint bark maker like […]

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Simplicity

Simplicity

Have you ever had a wake up call?  One where you just felt like you had been slapped in the face?  I had a similar experience this summer. Our family took a wonderful road trip and slowed down our pace of life for 2 weeks.  It was like a taste of what we’ve been missing. […]

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Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

Nothing says “Tex-Mex” like a good green sauce.  Having fine-tuned my salsa recipe to something that turns out pretty consistently each time, I decided to move on to something new.  Salsa Verde.  I figured it couldn’t be too hard – basically a salsa made with tomatillos instead of tomatoes, with the addition of avocados. Ingredients: […]

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My little stars…

My little stars…

“My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you.” Psalm 71;23 There is not much sweeter than the voices of children singing songs of praise. And the shepherds were pretty cute too… May you be able to take time during the craziness of the holiday season to enjoy the little moments, such […]

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Millionaires

Millionaires

As a Christmas treat, my mom made millionaires once a year.  As a child, I didn’t completely appreciate the yummy goodness that is a millionaire, because I wasn’t fond of nuts of any kind, but oh, how tastes change as you *ahem*  age. This year, I decided to *gulp* make my own batch.  How hard […]

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The Tutus Side of "Trains & Tutus"

When my first daughter was born, she had her daddy’s olive skin, dark brown eyes and brown hair.  When #2 came along, we expected something similar, but here she came with fair skin, blue eyes and a ton of blonde hair!  We were shocked! Shortly thereafter, we were given an unexpected blessing in daughter #3. […]

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