March 2012

Amazing Grace: My Story (Part 4)

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{Read Part 1: Falling} {Read Part 2: Clouds Lifting} {Read Part 3: Changing Paths} *   *   * Part 4: But For Grace In the fall of 2009, just a few months after Trouble was born, we made the decision to move back to Florida.   It had become clear that my 85-year-old mother-in-law, Marie, [...]

Strawberry Basil Sangria

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Mmmmmm....Sangria.  Doesn't that picture just make you want to take the rest of the day off? We are still enjoying our little Staycation this week, so instead of a boring food recipe, I thought today I'd share our Official Cocktail of Staycation 2012.   I love making Sangria for parties but usually use citrus fruits--oranges, [...]

Amazing Grace: My Story (Part 3)

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{Read Part 1: Falling} {Read Part 2: Clouds Lifting} *   *   * Part 3: Changing Paths Three days after Hurricane Charley we boarded up our mangled house and drove to St. Louis so I could begin law school. After a year-and-a-half of single-mindedly focusing on getting myself there, I was so excited to [...]

Simple Vegetable Frittata

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I've been slightly obsessed with frittatas lately, one of my favorite budget meals.  Have you ever made one?  They are the perfect last-minute-oh-crap-it-is-5:30-and-I-have-no-idea-what-to-make-for-dinner meal. As long as you've got eggs, cheese, and a little milk or cream (or even evaporated milk in a pinch) you can whip one together and throw in whatever items happen [...]

Amazing Grace: My Story (Part 2)

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{Read Part 1: Falling} *   *   * Part 2: Clouds Lifting The thing about hitting rock bottom is that you don’t actually know you are there until things finally start to get better.  At the time, it was a very scary place to be.  After spending two years living under the dark cloud [...]

Gallery Wall Inspiration

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There is a wall in my house that is haunting me. It is a big, giant wall, 16 feet high by 12 feet wide and I honestly have no idea how to fill it. It is the main focal point of our entire house and it just stands there, blank, mocking me every single day. [...]

Creamy Dill Vegetable Soup

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There is something about soup that is just good for the soul.  I made this soup last week Sunday after a very rough mommy day.  I don't even remember now what I was all atwitter about, but I was stressed and crabby, with too much to do and not enough time to get it done, [...]