Oh, Gourmet… You Tease!

  I had torn up my "Final Notice" subscription renewal form from Gourmet magazine. I had convinced myself that I no longer needed to see the magazine monthly and that not renewing my subscription would be one small step I could take towards budgeting in the new year. The truth is, I haven’t been overly…

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A First Loss

Jacob lost his first tooth on Saturday. We had gone bowling Friday morning and when he got into the car he said "Hey Mom… my tooth is loose!" When I went to look at it, it was very loose. For the rest of that day, Jacob had his tongue on his tooth and his finger…

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Favorite Recipes the Costco Way

My husband always passes up freebies. You know, when you are in the store and they have a free sample of this or a free sample of that, he walks right on by. I, on the other hand, am a freebie fool. Even if I don’t like the sample, I usually find myself taking one…just…

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Adopt a Blogger – Matches have been made!

First of all, we had over 80 participants for this event. THANK YOU!!! The Adopt a Blogger matches have been made! If you signed up for the Adopt a Blogger event, you should have received and email in your inbox or a comment on your blog tonight indicating who you have been matched up with….

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Fill a Tummy and a Heart with Love

The Adopt a Blogger match up is almost complete. I need eight more veteran bloggers (have had an active blog for one year or more) to adopt the newbies that are still available. I would love to have a couple of veteran Vegetarian / Vegan food bloggers join us. As soon as I have 10…

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“At Least Not a Dot”

  Feliz Navidad, as sung by Kelly: "At least not a dot…At least not a dot…At least not a dot la la la la la la la laaaaa…" "I want to wish you a Merry Christmas! I want to wish you a Merry Christmas! I want to wish you a Merry Christmas in the bottom…

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Food Photography

  There are some times that I am a little embarrassed to admit that one of my hobbies is food photography. I am not as in to the hobby as some people. I only take a small handful of photos of each of the things that I make and I have yet to really get…

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Hi Mom!

  Kelly had her preschool Christmas program last week. You may remember Jacob’s from last year where he was "that" kid who sang at the top of his little lungs throughout the entire program. Knowing Kelly, I was surprised she did not do the same. She did a great job at her program and played…

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Dear Santa

  (Taken by the staff photographer at Breakfast with Santa. Check out last years picture by clicking HERE. What a difference a year makes!) Our "Dear Santa" letters for this year: "Dear Santa, Melmo…backback…backpack… Love, Ella" "Dear Santa Claus,I would like for you to surprise me this year. I have been good this year. I…

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