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Photo Shoot

I’ve organized a photo shoot this Saturday for the place I regularly volunteer for – AHeinz57. I’m a little nervous, but it should be a lot of fun. It’s an attempt to update the website photos – maybe tug at the heart a little more than the average shelter photo would. I’m hoping it will help … Continue reading

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Be Thankful

I love Thanksgiving, obviously for the food, but also because it’s the one time each year where people all over stop and think about what they are thankful for. I think it’s really important and should probably happen more than once a year. It’s so easy to get caught up in everyday life, speed through … Continue reading

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Fresh Picks

This is probably old news to most, but I’ve just discovered Beso. It’s a one-stop shopping site for all things apparel, accessories, home, beauty and more. It’s a bit more inspirational than your average shopping site – love the Editor Picks section for what they’ve found and loved each month. Here’s just a few things I’m … Continue reading

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My First Dinner Rolls

Since I’m in charge of bringing the bread for Thanksgiving this year, I wanted to test out a couple recipes beforehand. One in particular is for dinner rolls {I used this one}. I’ve never made bread without a bread machine. I am not sure why, but baking with yeast has always intimidated me and I’ve … Continue reading

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Apple Butter

I’m in charge of bringing bread to Thanksgiving this year. It’s the first time I’ve had to be responsible for something, so I want to do it right. In addition to getting the standard rolls I will be trying out a couple fun bread recipes in hopes one might work out. In looking at different … Continue reading

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Roasty Sprouts, Toasty Fire

{there’s something very nostalgic about a wood burning stove} A cold frosty night is deserved of a warm toasty fire don’t you think? By Iowa winter standards, tonight is not that cold, but I think it’s one of the coldest nights it’s been in the last 8 or 9 months – winter has indeed arrived. Dinner … Continue reading

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Smile

Smile and laugh often Reflect and appreciate The good things in life I can’t quite put my finger on it, but for the last couple weeks I’ve just felt…down. There was no real reason for it, nothing major happened, but everything was just ticking me off. We haven’t even hit winter yet, but I was … Continue reading