Long Overdue Update

I’m not really sure where to start, I know I need to at least post a quick update though as I’ve had many inquires about what’s been going on lately.  There hasn’t been any­thing too major, just life in gen­eral.  But when you look at it, life in gen­eral is often quite major and a …

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Here’s What’s Growing

Happy Spring! For some of us, the weather is still work­ing on get­ting there; but thank­fully the end is in sight. I know it’s been sev­eral weeks since I’ve posted or been online at all really, but it’s not with­out good rea­son. When I prayed about what this year would hold in store, the word …

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Grandma’s Cinnamon Rolls

 After suc­cess­fully recre­at­ing my grandmother’s cab­bage burg­ers, I wanted to give her cin­na­mon rolls a try.  I called around to the aunts and received a few recipes that were pretty sim­i­lar.  This par­tic­u­lar one Grandma would use to save time and when she was mak­ing rolls to accom­pany dishes that were not also made from dough, …

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

A few weeks ago, we were chat­ting about the ben­e­fits of parch­ment paper, and I shared a pic­ture of the cook­ies I was bak­ing.  (You can fol­low the link to Face­book here.)  Many responded regard­ing how deli­cious they looked and inquired about the recipe.  Ask and you shall receive! This comes directly from AllRecipes.com.  Thank …

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Cream Cheese Fruit Dips and How to Keep Apples Looking Fresh

These are my favorite fruit dips.  Almost every­one has heard of them, and most peo­ple have tried them.  I’m not sure whom to attribute the orig­i­nal recipes to.  I didn’t take them from a cook­book, I just had them writ­ten down on a note­card from my mom.  AllRecipes.com has pub­lished the brown sugar ver­sion and KraftRecipes.com has the …

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Cleaning Secret Weapon

*UPDATED 1–30–14: Bar Keep­ers Friend chose Sezen Your Life as their fea­tured blog on 1–29–14!  Post by Bar Keep­ers Friend I’m so happy right now, my dish­washer is sparkling clean.  Does any­one else get utter joy and com­plete sat­is­fac­tion from a task like this?  I love the feel­ing of accom­plish­ment, espe­cially when it involves restor­ing some­thing I had …

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It’s Chili Season

On cold win­ter days, noth­ing beats com­ing home to a warm hearty meal; and few things are eas­ier than throw­ing it all in a pot.  This is my husband’s fam­ily chili recipe.  Just brown the meat and add every­thing to the slow cooker.  It’s an easy one to doctor-up to suit your group, add a …

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Best Times of 2013

Happy New Year! 2014 is going to be won­der­ful, can’t you just feel it?  I’m so excited to see what’s in store for us these next 12 months.  2013 was great, and here are some of my favorite moments.  Many of these were taken with my phone, so please excuse the qual­ity. I kicked off …

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Activity Tracker Comparison: Fitbit Force versus Jawbone UP

A new year means new res­o­lu­tions, and for many of us these include hav­ing health­ier lifestyles.  If you’re look­ing to assess where you are now and have some account­abil­ity for going for­ward, an activ­ity tracker is a great tool.  There are sev­eral on the mar­ket. In this review I’ll be com­par­ing two of the major …

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New Uses for Old Holiday Cards

I wouldn’t clas­sify myself as a pack rat, and I’m far from a hoarder.  How­ever, I do have a ten­dency to keep things. Espe­cially if I’m under the impres­sion that they could be used for some­thing else, if they are pretty, or too sen­ti­men­tal to just throw away. Christ­mas cards (and other greet­ing cards) fall …

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