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Fun and Easy Ways to Keep in Touch

Living 1,307 miles away from our closest family members can make staying in touch a bit of a challenge.  Growing up, my husband and I were blessed to be very close to family and grandparents.  Those relationships greatly influenced our childhoods and who we are today.  One of our biggest desires is for family to …

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No Minivans

This summer we found ourselves in the market to replace our 2009 Mitsubishi Outlander.  It’s been a great SUV, and I’d recommend it in a heartbeat.  But the miles were starting to add up, several things were needing maintenance, and we were looking for more cargo space and passenger room. My husband has a separate vehicle …

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Autumn in New Jersey Complete with Angel Food Pumpkin Cake

It’s been beautiful here lately.  One of my favorite things about the East Coast is the seasons, especially autumn.  Western Nebraska has a beauty all of its own, but that doesn’t include many trees.  The few deciduous trees that do grow there generally have their leaves frozen off by early cold weather.  Friday was a perfect example …

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Do-it-Yourself Baby Mobile

There is only one week left till my due date, and our little bundle of joy could arrive any day now.  Most of the major things have been crossed off our to-do list; so to help pass the hours I turned my efforts to a fun project for the nursery, a crafty handmade mobile. I …

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Woven Basket from Electrical Cords

Does this look familiar, boxes and totes full of discarded and outdated electronic devices in a tangled mass of cords?  Over the years, we have gone through several computer towers, printers, DVD players, and sets of speakers.  Some have been upgraded, others replaced after extensive use. In our last house, all of these unused items …

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Coconut Cream Pie Bars

I came across this recipe for Coconut Cream Pie Bars through Pinterest.  The Clever Housewife added it  to her boards, inspired by the original post from Dough Puncher. The bars looked too good to pass up, and I was even more excited when I saw a shortened version of the recipe. Dough Puncher has a wonderful post listing the full ingredients …

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What to Pack for the Hospital in Preparation for Labor and Delivery

The days and months of my pregnancy are continuing to fly by.  It’s hard to believe that today I’m starting my 36th week, just a little over one month left to go.  So, now that we are in the homestretch, friends, family members, and even my doctor have suggested that I go ahead and start …

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Baby Quilt, a Blanket of Blessings; Part IV, the Conclusion

Welcome to the final post in the Blessings Blanket series.  Over the last month and a half, I have been working through the process of creating an heirloom quilt composed of material sent in from friends and family members. This has been a lot of fun and a great learning opportunity.  And now I’m happy …

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It Feels Good to be Thankful

Yesterday’s post on thankfulness was as much for me as for any of the readers.  It’s amazing that I often need frequent reminders about the most basic aspects of life which you would think I’d never forget.  With busy schedules and hectic lives we seem to dismiss and neglect the simple traits which are vital for …

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Classic Cabbage Burgers; Grandma Would be Proud

Craving a taste of home and needing to have some quick options on hand when family came to visit, I decided to give my Grandma’s German Cabbage Burger recipe a try.  Back in Nebraska they actually have a restaurant chain that sells something similar, and many call them “Runzas“.  The name Cabbage Burger can be a little misleading for …

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