Ode to Glass Jars

Oh glass jars, how I love thee!  Let me count the ways. Last summer when I started canning for the first time, I started to realize the many benefits of glass jars. 1. They are very sturdy 2. They come in lots of sizes 3. They last forever as long as you don't break them 4.… Continue reading Ode to Glass Jars

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Easy Meal Planning

Wow it's Sunday already!  Have you had a good weekend?  I've done a lot of fun things this weekend.  I'll have to write up a post for tomorrow afternoon about it all. So do you think of Sunday as the end of the week or the beginning?  For me I think of Sunday as a… Continue reading Easy Meal Planning

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10 Reasons to Cook at Home

Good morning!  It's Thursday, which means it's almost Friday!  Woo hoo! I would like to first point out that I have added a gardening tab up top.  On that tab you will find a lot of gardening resources, from websites to books to blogs.  I have also added a PDF 2010 calendar which you can… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Cook at Home


New Toy! New Toy!

Look what arrived at the house yesterday: A FREEZER! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am extremely excited about this - can you tell? We have been shopping for a freezer for what seems like forever. Probably almost 2 months in reality. You wouldn't think it would be that hard to decide on one but there's quite a few… Continue reading New Toy! New Toy!


Kitchen Remodel Update

Back in February I posted that I had started remodeling my kitchen. Well I'm finally ready to post an update. The first part of the remodel is to paint all the cabinets. I originally considered buying all new cabinets. However new cabinetry is very expensive. It also felt weird to me to buy all new… Continue reading Kitchen Remodel Update


Change Your Car’s Air Filter

I love my car. I have a 1998 Ford Escort ZX2 that I call Bert. It’s bright blue and sporty and zips around town. It has 168,000 miles on it and it’s never had any major problems. I’ve only ever had it in the shop for minor issues and routine maintenance (knock on wood). I… Continue reading Change Your Car’s Air Filter


Bachelorette Party Veil

About a month ago one of my very best friends, Jenny, got married. We’ve known each other for more than 20 years. She was maid of honor at my wedding and I was matron of honor at her wedding (matron makes me sound OLD). Jenny’s bachelorette party was the weekend before the wedding. If you’ve… Continue reading Bachelorette Party Veil

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Get Knitty With It

I first decided I wanted to learn how to knit when I saw my sister-in-law knitting. It looked neat and I wanted to see if I could figure it out. So I started looking around online at websites about knitting, and I found learntoknit.com. I printed off instructions from this website and taught myself how… Continue reading Get Knitty With It


Mission Organization: Recipe Book

As a cook and a baker, I am constantly looking for new recipes to try. I not only find them in my cookbooks, but I also print them from websites, rip them out of magazines and jot them down on scrap pieces of paper. I also get a lot of recipes from friends. Some recipes… Continue reading Mission Organization: Recipe Book