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How to Make an Art Portfolio from a Cardboard Box

Shortly after L started preschool, I realized I had severely underestimated the amount of artwork my little one would bring home.  As much as I would like to save every precious painting and sketch, it’s unrealistic. However, for those special ones I needed a good way to hold on to them. I already have a keepsake …

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Delicious Slow Cooker Apple Pie Dessert

We were tasked with bringing our favorite Slow Cooker meal to a family gathering at church last Saturday.  I have several go-to recipes, but I was jonesing for something sweet. I took to Pinterest and found this yummy idea from The Magical Slow Cooker.  Yes, I know it’s not a “meal”, but who’s going to pass …

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DIY Kids’ Magnetic Fishing Set

As promised, I’m finally getting around to posting some extra pictures for a quick tutorial on the magnetic kids’ fishing set.  If you missed the note on social media, one day L came up to me and said she wanted to go fishing. We were in no position to actually go fishing in the traditional …

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Scotcheroos and Stretchy Pants

Apparently there has been a bit of a tragedy happening right under my nose out here on the East Coast, and I was not even aware of it.  Most of these lovely people have never tried or even heard of Scotcheroos!  I have taken this delicious dessert for granted for the last 30 years.  I …

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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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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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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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Fudge Pie

We did things a bit backwards this year.  For Thanksgiving dessert my husband requested cake (Coconut Cake to be precise), and for his birthday a few days ago I made his favorite, Fudge Pie.  His grandmother always made this for the holidays.  Now for special occasions, or when we just need a touch of home, …

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Children’s Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas! I absolutely love this season.  It’s such a wonderful time of celebration for the birth of our Savior.  I love the music, excitement, family, friends, great food; I even love the snow. Every year after Thanksgiving I look forward to decorating the house.  This year’s a little different, however.  With a toddler running …

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