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Guest Post: A Marriage that Will Last

Today we are honored to have Renee from Great Peace Academy with us on the blog.  We hope you’ll enjoy her fabulous article on building a marriage that will last!  ~Mama Tutu A Marriage that Will Last Prioritizing Your Marriage First Marriage is a word that, sadly, in our country has lost it’s meaning. People […]

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Panko Roasted Broccoli | Trains and Tutus

Panko Roasted Broccoli

Steaming broccoli is so last season. Just sayin’. If you haven’t eaten oven roasted broccoli; Shame. On. You. It’s good. REALLY good. And what in the world could be better than oven roasted broccoli? Oven roasted broccoli with garlic flavored Panko (Japanese style breadcrumbs) and Parmesan cheese is better! Oh. My. YUM. Panko Roasted Broccoli […]

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Guest Post: True Worship

Today we are blessed to have a guest blogger!  Julie Tracey is one of the singers for the a cappella singing group, Durant.  I met Julie when working with the Praise and Harmony singers, and she graciously agreed to write a post for us on worship!  Thanks, Julie! —————— True worship.  What does it mean […]

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The Train's Kitchen Remix

The Train’s Kitchen Remix

Okay, so Papa Train still makes fun of me because when I was growing up we were the last family to have a VCR or a microwave. And here I am, 37 years old, married for almost 17 years, and I am just now the proud owner of… A KITCHEN AID Mixer!!!! I have wanted […]

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Cheesy Vegetable Soup

Oh. My. YUM. This soup is SO stinkin’ yummy. And healthy. And super easy to make. Cheesy Vegetable Soup 2 split chicken breasts (get them on sale when they are $0.97/lb) 4-6 whole carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4″ thick 1 head broccoli, rinsed and chopped into bite sized florets 1 head cauliflower, rinsed and chopped […]

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Book Review:  Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy

Book Review: Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy

Shiver, Linger, Forever each by  Maggie Stiefvater Shiver For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of […]

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I did not grow up in a church that observed Advent.  I remember a few years when my mother put tiny toys and pieces of candy at the end of some curly ribbon and stuffed them in our stockings… we got to pick a ribbon each day as we counted down the days until Christmas. […]

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Little Trains Preschool: Find the Letter Flip Chart!

Here at the Train house we have two 4-year-olds and a 2-year-old, and that means we are ALL about learning our ABC’s and 123’s.  The Little Trains (as I like to call them) have been learning a letter a week since we started school in September. My goal for them is to be able to […]

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31 Days of New Recipes ~ Chocolate Covered Oreo Cake

According to my children, I am saving the best for last.  Loving all things “cookie and cream,”  I’ve had this recipe pinned for a while now.  But, as you may have guessed by now, I have an aversion to baking – cakes in particular, so it sat on my Pinterest board, unmade.  Fortunately, my mother-in-law […]

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31 Days of New Recipes ~ Snack Mix Roasted Potatoes

My mom used to make a big batch of Trail Mix during the holidays.  I fondly remember the awesome smell of the Worcestershire and garlic slowly filling the kitchen.  When I saw this recipe using the same seasoning mixture, but with potatoes… I thought it was genius. Original Recipe: Snack Mix Roasted Potatoes by Vittles […]

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