About Laura

A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto ūüé∂, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.
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Sensory Tubs

Sensory Tubs

So, it’s COLD here. ¬†Like 36 degrees outside cold. ¬†ARCTIC. ¬†Yes, I know for some of you that’s not cold, but for this Gulf-Coast Texas gal it’s mighty chilly! ¬†We are trying our hardest not to leave the house, because frankly, I cannot stand the doors to even be opened. ¬†Brrr! Of course, this causes […]

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In Search of the Perfect Pot Roast

In Search of the Perfect Pot Roast

Okay, I know… how hard can it be? ¬†Everyone says you just throw it in the pot and let it do it’s thing and ta-da! Perfect roast. ¬†But my experiences haven’t been great. ¬†Yes, I’ve cooked plenty of roasts that were edible, but I have really been craving a yummy, succulent pot roast. ¬†So, I […]

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Bisquick Brownies

Bisquick Brownies

This is a recipe for blonde brownies that my mom always used to make when I was growing up. ¬†I remembered them being bites of yummy gooiness… although mine were a little more cake-like than I remembered. ¬†I think I beat the batter too long. Anyway, it’s a very simple recipe: 2 cups brown sugar […]

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Random

Random

A couple of random shots from last week: Mallory took this one of me during our school “circle time.” And this one I took of Mallory last week. ¬†She made pancakes BY. HERSELF. ¬†For the first time ever. ¬†Mixed it, put it on the burner, flipped it, everything. ¬†It was a good day and a […]

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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

It took me a long time to “perfect” my Mexican rice… and it still doesn’t taste like my Mother-in-Law’s, but it’s still pretty good as rice goes. Ingredients: 1-2 Tbs. Oil or butter 1 c. long grain white rice 2-4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 can chicken broth or 1/2 box of chicken stock 1 can […]

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Art Lessons

Art Lessons

Believe it or not, I am not artsy. ¬†I am not crafty. ¬†People think that since I’m a photographer, I must be the right-brained creative type. ¬†WRONG. ¬†Sure, photography is about the “eye” – it’s easy for me to see things through my lens, to make art from something God already set out for me. […]

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Edible Cells ~ A Science Project

Edible Cells ~ A Science Project

This year, I am using Apologia Science curriculum for my older two girls, which so far, we are really enjoying. ¬†Lila is spending the year studying Human Anatomy & Physiology. ¬†Today we did her first “experiment.” ¬†Mind you, she’s been waiting for this day since we opened the box several months ago… Can you tell […]

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Back to School

Back to School

Today was our first day back to school, and my first official day as a full-time homeschooler! ¬†Anyone who knows me knows that my camera is attached to my hip, so I had to document the occasion. ¬†Here are a few images: Clara thought we should end the day with a game… so we cracked […]

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Mallory’s Meal Plan

Mallory’s Meal Plan

I gave my eldest the assignment this week to plan the meals for lunch and dinner Monday thru Saturday. ¬†(I typically do not cook on Sundays). ¬†I told her she needed to include vegetables and make the selections as healthy as possible. ¬†This is what she came up with: Monday: Lunch – Grilled cheese; ¬†Snacks […]

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Loving my new toy!

Loving my new toy!

Yes, I will admit it. ¬†I am a self-proclaimed nerd. ¬†Office supplies make me giddy. And I got THIS for Christmas! I cannot tell you how exciting it is to have my OWN personal laminator! ¬†I remember the day when I would go with my mom up to the church building to do a BIG […]

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