Monthly Archives: October 2013

Mystery Boxes…Do You Dare (Halloween Party 2013)

We had our annual Halloween party this past weekend and it was a lot of fun. As well as being quite tasty. But….not too healthy (only some of the butter we used). We may have cooked ourselves silly making sugar … Continue reading

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Man o man. This thing called life just knocks the wind out of you sometimes. The first thing out of my middle schoolers mouth when I picked him up from school yesterday was, “Kids told me Mrs. Matheus’ son died. … Continue reading

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Weekly Menu

I hate cooking. No, that’s not actually true. I really really dislike cooking. It’s not calming for me, it’s not enjoyable, I just don’t like it. I don’t like menu planning either. (I have obviously now entered my Archie Bunker … Continue reading

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I think I might have some work to do with my daughter in the math department. She just told me she was half cheetah, half flamingo, half wolf, and half tiger.  

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Invest in a Woman

We are adopting. It is a wonderful thing which our family is very excited about. But it’s also something really sad. It means a family couldn’t be kept together. Either by financial reasons, illness, or death. I will always think … Continue reading

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The Rabbits – Part 2 – It Gets Ugly

Well folks. It didn’t get all Hakuna Matata on us over her. It went the way of the Circle of Life in a slightly more horrific way than I imagined. If you recall, our backyard became a rabbit sanctuary for … Continue reading

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I’m Starting to Regret..

I’m starting to regret showing my kids all of the old movies I love and view as classics. Movies like Mary Poppins, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Annie. As I was walking away after putting my 4 year old … Continue reading

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Halloween Entrance

I love decorating for Halloween. May thru September? Not so much. But when we roll into October I’m ready with the Halloween decor. When I was over looking at Yellow Bliss Road I saw her free Halloween Countdown printable and … Continue reading

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Just in case

Just in case you were thinking about going to swim for an hour shortly after eating an apple and 2 homemade pumpkin poptarts… Don’t. That is unless you like swimming with the feeling that there is an alien about to … Continue reading

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Homemade Pumpkin Poptarts

On “The Chew” talk show the other day I saw homemade pumpkin poptarts and thought I would give them a whirl. I’m trying to add a few more items to our Halloween buffet and thought testing them out first might … Continue reading

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