Evenings with Jane

Evenings with Jane

So, at the end of last month, in my 30 days of lists posts, I expressed my interest to re-read Northanger Abbey.  So, I loaded it onto my iPad and read it in two nights.  Since then, I have also read Mansfield Park, Persuasion, and Pride and Prejudice.  And I’m currently reading Sense and Sensibility. […]

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Brown Rice ~ Tex Mex Style

Brown Rice ~ Tex Mex Style

One of the things I’ve been having the most trouble with in our quest for healthier meals is switching to brown rice.  9 times out of 10 (or more), I cook my rice “Mexican” style, but I have had a hard time adjusting to cooking Mexican rice with brown rice instead of white.  For one, […]

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Let's Talk Weight

Let's Talk Weight

So, the cat’s out of the bag.  I’m pregnant.  19 weeks today!  It has been an emotional, scary, and awesome journey so far, and I can’t wait to meet Micah.  I’d like to write more about what it’s like to be pregnant after 10 years of infertility later.  But today, I want to talk about […]

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Whole Wheat Bread (for KitchenAid Mixer)

Whole Wheat Bread (for KitchenAid Mixer)

I’ve been working on the “perfect” bread recipe for about a month now.  While I still would like to have some sort of mill to grind my own flour, this is what I’ve found works for us right now.  I also found that at our local HEB, they have a machine that grids wheat berries, […]

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Garden Pests & Other Garden Updates

Garden Pests & Other Garden Updates

What’s a garden without pests, right? Well, now that I’ve got my garden growing… I’ve had two kinds of pests pop up so far.  The first is these little buggers… They’re obviously some kind of caterpillar, and they’ve been eating some holes in some of the vegetables.  They don’t seem to prefer one kind over […]

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Choose JOY.

Choose JOY.

Reposted from a previously written post ~ October 18, 2010. Joy.  It’s one of the fruits of the spirit that we don’t seem to focus on a lot – or at least, I haven’t as much in the past as I have some of the other “fruits”.  Growing up in a very conservative religious environment, […]

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Lovely Links…

Lovely Links…

I love to share cool things I find on the web.  Here are a few of my favorites from this week: Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread ~ looks oh-so-dangerously-yummy Coloring Rice Green ~ Would be great for a sensory tub. Homemade Substitutes for Grocery Staples ~ A nice list of do-it-yourself recipes A Term at Hogwarts […]

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A Few Things About Me: Mama Train

I want to make a list like Mama Tutu……..she is so cool. :)  So, here goes! A Few Things About Me: Mama Train I love Jesus I’m Ryan’s wife Jacob, Gaige, and Baby J’s Mama Expecting Boy #4 in September – Baby Micah Foster Mama – although I’ll be out of commission for awhile Mama […]

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April Meal Plan

April Meal Plan

For our meal plan this month, I decided to go with themes. Sunday = Pot Luck Monday = Mexican Tuesday = Pasta/Italian Wednesday = Crock Pot Thursday = Pot Luck Friday = No Meat Saturday = Soup/Salad/Sandwiches Here’s the Menu:

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Cupcakes!

Cupcakes!

Our neighbor is a serious baker, and invited the girls over today for some cupcake decorating fun!  She stated that the first rule of decorating was to taste the cupcakes to make sure they were good enough to eat before decorating the rest.  My kids were definitely in agreement. Next, the girls got to choose […]

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