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The Happiness Report – Week #5

It has been a great week, with a few warm days mixed in… gives me some hope that spring will truly be here sometime in the near future (of course, our weather is horrid today, but I’m trying not to think about that!) My happiness this week has to start off with making homemade, fresh […]

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The Happiness Report – Week #4

The sun is shining, the snow is almost off the ground, we are supposed to have a high of 70 degrees today, and my kids are off school until Tuesday. There is a lot to be happy about right now! Welcome to the 4th installment of The Happiness Report! I’m not a big coffee drinker. […]

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The Happiness Report #3 – Photoshop, Books and Blogs

It is time again for another post about what has been making me happy lately! Sorry I skipped last week… this weather has made me feel not so happy lately, but I’ve pushed past that and am trying to appreciate it for what it is, which is cold and dreary but through the right eyes, […]

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The Happiness Report – Week #2

Another week and more happiness to share with you all! Thanks for sharing what made you happy with me last week. From planting herbs, setting up curbside recycling, blogging & week in reviews, reading books, keeping resolutions, celebrating and receiving much deserved praise, you all had some really simple and inspirational things making you smile! […]

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The Happiness Report – Week 1

I’ve been inspired by a couple of blogging friends who do a weekly roundup of things they’ve come across during the week that they love. Cheryl from the blog Tidy Mom is a long time blogging friend of mine and she does a weekly “I’m Lovin’ It” round up. Amy from the site Mom Advice […]

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Traditions? What Traditions? {Recipe: Baked Sweet Potato Fries}

Thanksgiving was really quiet at our house this year. We typically have a group of neighbors over who do not have family nearby and we all enjoy a loud, raucous, delicious Thanksgiving together. This year, however, everyone was heading out of town which left us to a house with, well… just us. I was a […]

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Polite Bread Eating {Recipe: French Bread Rolls}

I am a bread lover. If I had to give up all other food but one, bread would make the cut and would become my one and only.  I love all kinds of bread. I do not love trying to figure out a polite way to eat crusty French rolls, though… do you? You know […]

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Pumpkin Muffin Confessions (Recipe: Pumpkin Muffins)

Since I am in the mood for confessions, I wanted to share another one with you. First of all, I love Miracle Whip. That has nothing to do with the confession I am about to make…I just wanted to clear the air with that first. My favorite pumpkin muffin is derived from a cake mix. […]

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ICBINB Farmers Market Event (Farm Fresh Recipes)

ICBINB Farmers Market Event – Food, Friends and Fun from Kristen Doyle on Vimeo. Please excuse my videography skills, or lack thereof. I have a new found respect for those of you who are masters of the video camera and putting these things together! Still, I hope you’ll take a moment to view the short […]

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Spontaneity and BlogHer Food (Recipe – BBQ Shrimp)

When I was a Freshman in high school, I woke up on a dreary, wintery Kansas Saturday, came downstairs to the kitchen table and discovered a note left from my parents that said “We went to find the sunshine… be back on Monday”. Off the point of my post, my parents obviously had a lot […]

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