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Simmering Potpourri

If you want, you can throw in a few black tea bags and use this as a chai tea base too. Strain and mix with milk.  These are the days that I really love my woodstove. Not only does it heat my house with little effort, but it also works as a stovetop for heating water, simmering soup and even potpourri….

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Happy Thanksgiving

We would love to hear how you spent your Thanksgiving holiday. What did you cook? Who did you visit? Comment below! 🙂

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Thank you for your service!

IT is not often that you are told THANK YOU! So, THANK YOU from our family. Thank you for protecting us, for making us free and for risking your lives so that my family can live in this wonderful nation! We pray for our past, present and future veterans every day! THANK YOU!

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Thank you Veterans!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are free because of the brave!  To all those to have, are and will serve in our military, Happy Veteran’s Day from our family to you and yours. 

Posted in In my kitchen recipes

Homemade Chai Tea

I love the taste and the smell of Chai Tea… I hate the price tag at coffee shops…. So, Let’s make our own!!   Chai Tea: a beverage that is a blend of black tea, honey, spices, and milk.   I simmer 3 black tea bags in a pot with 4-6 cups of water. I add my spices in a cheesecloth or flour…

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The smell of fall – simmering potpourri

I love having a wood stove. I grew up with them at my parent’s house as well. When Larry and I looked for a stove to have put into our home (Yes, our huge house only had “fake” heating  fireplaces – Propane burning ones and a chimney for a pellet stove.) We had to get something in that was more…

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Cranberry Fool – One of my FAVORITE Desserts!

Here is a recipe that our family has make every new year’s eve as far back as I can remember as a child and often other times during the year. In the summer time, we substitute blackberries or raspberries for the cranberries.    A “Fool” is a dish made of fruit, scalded or stewed, crushed and mixed with cream. This…

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December 2010 Advent – December 23rd – In Search for a Leg Lamp

Tonight we had a blast… everyone in the car in their PJs, a pillow, a blanket and the doggies and off to drive around our town in search for a LEG LAMP. We had a few desires tonight.We wanted to see a house decorated entirely in white, we wanted to see a lit Nativity and we wanted to find a…

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December 2010 Advent – December 22nd – Make yourself another Nativity

I believe that you can never have too many Nativity Scenes up for Christmas time. I have started adding a new one every year to our “collection”. This year, I made one and was inspired by one I saw at my mom’s group, Vital Moms at the Height Church. I was sad to not know WHO made the one there…

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December 2010 Advent – December 15th – Beautify an existing decoration

Our move this last year was rough on some of  my decorations. I had several wreaths in a big bag and they got crushed. Larry told me to just throw them away and start fresh… I am SO glad that I didn’t. I picked up a few $1 sets of flowers (poinsettias and some snow covered pine) at the craft…

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December 2010 Advent – December 2nd – Color advent pages

Take time to color with your kids. You wouldn’t imagine the “bonding” that you will have with you kids just by sitting down and coloring with with them. We have laughing and giggling, we have singing and storytelling – all from spending time together coloring. Make sure to get out your Christmas music and sing along. We do this every…

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Turkey Handprints – craft for Thanksgiving

This is such a FUN and EASY Thanksgiving project. You need construction paper – brown, orange, red and yellow, glue sticks, a pencil, a black marker and a pair of scissors. Trace your hand one time on each of the red, yellow and orange papers and cut them out. Cut a oval out of the brown paper. Cut a triangle…

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Be Mine Felt Sign

This is a SUPER EASY & FAST. (It takes about a hour to create.) You will need 2 sheets of White Felt cut in half, 2 sheets of Red felt cut in half. Left over Red and/or white fabric Aleene’s hot stitch Fusible Web – If you don’t have this, you can stitch or hot glu your letter on the…