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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Lessons from Exodus

So… the whole patience thing. ¬†I screwed up. ¬†Again. Yesterday, one day after my renewed commitment to do better, I failed to control my temper and yelled at my sweet girl. ¬†(Who I had TOLD I needed a quiet time, and who was disobeying by ignoring me, and who then spilled a drink all over […]

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A Renewed Commitment

I have a tendency to be a tad perfectionistic. ¬†I like things a certain way. ¬†Orderly. ¬†Maybe to a fault. ¬†Once Mama Train made fun of me because I told her my kids couldn’t play with their toys properly if they weren’t organized correctly. Some of you who know me and have seen my house […]

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Seedlings

Seedlings

Thought I’d do a quick update on my Garden Project. After a couple of weeks, my first batch of seeds have mostly all sprouted. ¬†Still waiting on the peppers, but I am beginning to see a little green under the dirt! So my next step is to get my garden tilled outside. Hoping to do […]

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The Houston Blizzard of 2011

The Houston Blizzard of 2011

They built it up all week. ¬†Monday, it was 70 degrees outside and beautiful. ¬†By Thursday, it was COLD and the forecast was 80% chance of snow for Friday morning. ¬†In Houston. Amazing. ¬†Too good to be true? ¬†YES. ¬†Sadly, when my baby (translate – 5 year old) woke up Friday morning, her first words […]

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Game Review: Pick & Draw

Game Review: Pick & Draw

One of my girls got this Pick & Draw game as a stocking stuffer this year. It’s a drawing game (obviously), with the basic premise that you draw cards depicting each part of the face: ¬†face, nose, eyes, mouth & hair (in that order), and draw a face using all those parts. ¬†Each time gives […]

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4 Years

Four years ago, my family was agonizing in a hospital waiting room while I was in surgery. ¬†Thankfully, one of the perks of anesthesia is that you don’t remember that part. ¬†I do remember waking up, though. ¬†There was a nurse at my side, soon followed by my loving husband, and later my mom. ¬†In […]

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Look!

Look!

Do you see it??  That little lettuce sprout is the beginning of my garden!  I am shocked that after only three days I already have a little sprout.  So exciting!! That is all.  Just wanted to share. ~Mama Tutu

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Fried Zucchini Strips

Fried Zucchini Strips

I had some zucchini in the fridge last week that I needed to cook before it went bad, and was having trouble coming up with something to do with it. ¬†In the end, I tried something new, and the results were well received. I used a Julienne peeler to peel the zucchini into strips. ¬†You […]

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My New Project

My New Project

Disclaimer: ¬†I have never had a vegetable garden. ¬†I do not know what I’m doing. ¬†This project may be a complete disaster. That said, this is my new project… For the past several years, I have had the itch to start a garden. ¬†To grow things on my own that we actually use in the […]

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A Collection of Links

A Collection of Links

It is no secret that I spend a lot of time on the computer. ¬†I love reading blogs and searching for things of interest on the web. ¬†So… here are a few things that I’ve “collected” from the web recently that I either made or thought was cool enough to share: 1. ¬†This awesome tutorial […]

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