Other Holidays

How to Start Your New Year on the Right Foot

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I hope you all had a wonderful joy-filled (and drama-free) Christmas with your family and friends! After a very busy Thanksgiving, our Christmas was actually pretty low-key this year, celebrated with just the four of us and a few close friends. We stayed in our pajamas for two whole days, which is just the way I [...]

12 Simple Ways to Celebrate Freedom

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For most of us here in the USA, the Fourth of July means barbecues, fireworks, and a long, relaxing weekend of fun in the summer sun.  And while there is nothing wrong with enjoying ourselves, it is also important to remember that our freedom wasn’t free.  Instead, it was hard fought through blood, sweat, and [...]

DIY Linoleum Stamps

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This is a guest post from Gabby of Essentially Eclectic I would say (though I'm certainly biased) that I was a pretty decent student in high school. I did my homework, I got pretty good grades, I turned my assignments in on time. I’m sure you can imagine, then, that I was surprised one afternoon during [...]

25 Splendid Outdoor Entertaining Ideas

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Warmer temperatures and longer days are the perfect excuse for moving your next party outdoors—a shift that means less prep work and easier cleanup, too. Check out these 25 splendid outdoor entertaining ideas, my latest article over at Home Made Simple, to make your next outdoor celebration even better!  Read the full article here.

Irish Pub Pasties {Recipe}

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We have a great little Irish pub in my town called The Celtic Ray, and as St. Patrick's Day approaches I thought it might be fun to come up with my own interpretation of one of my favorite items on their menu--the Pub Pasty (pronounced PAH-STEE).  For those of you not familiar with this yummy [...]

Cream of Cabbage Soup {Recipe}

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It is Worden Farm time for us again which means lots & lots of yummy fresh veggies all season long.  This year I opted for on-farm pickup rather than box delivery.  I love able to choose, and the girls absolutely adore going out to the farm.  It is quite a drive which means we don't [...]

30 Fabulous Gifts for Mom Under $30

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You may recall that last month I totally blew it and forgot my mom's birthday. Oops. She has long since forgiven me,  but I still feel terrible.  Luckily Mother's Day is coming so I now have a chance to make it up for her.  I've been doing a little online "window" shopping, and I have [...]