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Appetizers, appetizers and more appetizers!

I have two Christmas parties to attend in the coming week. Both parties will be women only and involve an ornament exchange as well as wine and appetizers. The day of one of the parties, I have a zillion and one things going on. I’m making dinner for two people at church, I have my […]

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To Be Read Challenge (TBR)

A few of the people over at 43 Things decided to join a challenge put on by Miz B of the Literary Cache Blog. This challenge is to read at least one book each month from your ever growing “To Be Read (TBR) Pile”. You know… the stack of books sitting by your bed, on […]

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Help me spice things up with the hubby!

My sweet husband is constantly asking me what I want for Christmas. Even though I give him a suggestion or two here and there, he never seems to remember (or write it down, for that matter). The other day I was browsing the Smitten Kitchen blog and was oooohhhing and ahhhhhing during the tour of […]

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When I grow up…

The kids and I were out this afternoon at a local grocery store. We were happily going along doing our grocery shopping when Jacob all of a sudden noticed someone painting a new display on the front of the store windows. It really was fascinating to watch, but I didn’t realize we’d have to drop […]

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I Don’t Like Santa Claus… but he has nice shoes!

Our church had its annual Breakfast With Santa on Saturday morning. This is the perfect opportunity for kids in our parish to have some festive fun decorating cookies, playing reindeer games, and of course… sitting on Santa’s lap to convince him you’ve been a good kid and that he needs to bring you all the […]

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Going Commando?

Our neighborhood holiday sleigh ride was last night. The holiday sleigh ride takes place every year in our subdivision and is a big hit with kids and adults alike. Santa comes, there’s plenty of hot chocolate and cookies, and everyone takes a ride through the subdivision on a horse drawn sleigh. It’s one of those […]

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DIY Centerpiece

The centerpiece for this party should be something I can mark off my to do list pretty quickly. I went to a DIY website and found a couple of ideas. One thing I was thinking of doing was this… I have a gorgeous Trifle bowl (the picture is the only one of it I could […]

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Games Required

Whenever we have friends over, it’s a given rule in our household that games are a must. I love to play games and don’t get to play them nearly enough. My husband groans when I head towards the game closet… he likes to play card games and strategy games. Games like Scrabble, Pictionary, etc. aren’t […]

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Mommy Doesn’t Do Snow

My prayers for a sudden heat wave coming through Kansas City didn’t happen, so as predicted, schools were cancelled. This lead me on a quest to keep the kids entertained all day without going crazy. By 9am we had alredy played Candy Land 4 times, followed by several games of Ker Plunk, and then even […]

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Le Menu

I spent some time last night browsing through recipes on Recipezaar, in my favorite cookbooks and through past issues of Food and Wine magazines. After much debate with my husband on how we wanted to cook it (grilled, broil, oven) and what kind of ingredients we wanted to use, this recipe from Recipezaar won the […]

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