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Traditional Holiday Recipes

When you are getting ready for the holidays, one of the first things that comes to mind is the food. What are types of dishes do you think of when it comes to the holidays? Here’s 3 traditional recipe ideas… Roast Turkey Most people think of turkey when it comes to a traditional holiday meat! …

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YouTube Channel Favorites – Summer 2021

This is my 3rd rundown of what I watched on YouTube over the summer so like June through September. What are your favorite YouTube channels? Homesteading/Gardening Whispering Willow Farm 49.3K subscribers – 254 videos Justin Rhodes 899K subscribers – 1,979 videos Roots and Refuge Farm 486K subscribers – 949 Videos The Hollar Homestead119K subscribers – …

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iSpy #46

house – (fall or current season) quarterly pic brown stitch architectural your choice You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter I’d love you to join along with us next week! Challenge yourself this week to step out of your comfort zone. Get low, go high, change your angle, get close, …

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Thanksgiving Recipe Round-Up

If you’re like me you’re busy planning what you’re going bring or serve for Thanksgiving. I thought it would be fun to gather up some Thanksgiving recipes. What are your go to Thanksgiving recipes? Appetizers Spinach Artichoke Dip Thanksgiving Charcuterie Boards Spicy Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Bites 15 Minute Candied Spiced Nuts Crockpot Honey Garlic Lil’ …

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Week 46 [2021] Kitchen Project Done!

This last week I was happy to finally finish up this wall in our breakfast area that’s attached to the kitchen. If you remember, back in January we got this new sideboard table and when we moved the old microwave stand we discovered lots of wall issues! Here is how it’s looked since then. Till …

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Cajun Gravy (Copycat Popeye’s)

Tired of that powdered gravy mix? This recipe takes just a little bit of time to make, but it is SO worth it. This is a Cajun Gravy Copycat Popeye’s recipes and it is amazing! Servings: Plenty Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 tablespoons minced green bell …

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iSpy #45

selfie quarterly pic starts with letter H H is for Happy birthday to my coworker Mrs. Patti! paper My favorite note paper. trim These leaves are trimmed with green. your choice You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter I’d love you to join along with us next week! Challenge yourself …

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Honey Baked Ham

Many years ago, I decided to start a new tradition. I’ve probably talked about this before, but I finally have a half way decent photo to share. Anyway, on Christmas Eve we always go to church that afternoon or evening and then the boys would come home and open their 1st gift which was always …

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4 Ways To Enjoy Your Vacation

Your vacation is just around the corner and you’re probably looking forward to some relaxing downtime with your family. There are many ways to enjoy your vacation, whether you’re on a tropical island or taking in some popular attractions. Don’t limit yourself to just one activity during your vacation! With all the time off, why …

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Week 44 [2021]

Happy November! Just 2 full weeks until Thanksgiving week! Do you have your turkey yet? The Braves won the World Series! So exciting! We had really hoped they’d win Sunday night when they were still home, but they ended up losing that game and then having to fly back to Houston. One day I was …

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Tips for Moving To A New State

If you’re an American, then it’s highly likely that you’re the descendent of people who decided to move. They may have been in Europe, Asia, or elsewhere originally, but they decided to pack up their bags and head to a new country. While people move less than they did in the past, the truth is …

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iSpy #44

vintage I believe this is my Grandmother’s bracelet that I think it quite a vintage style. seasonal These flowers are seasonal. They bloom every fall and I think they are so pretty. I think these are Camellias. zigzag My Grandmother’s pinking sheers create a zigzag pattern. collect I collected more tomatoes just this week. Hard …

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How To Manage Stress More Productively

Let’s face it, it’s pretty hard to have a stress free life where you encounter no anxiety or anger promoting scenarios or situations. An average day can be riddled with struggles and strains that can cause you to feel fatigued, overwhelmed, and generally a little down in the dumps to say the very least. Fortunately …

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Week 43 [2021]

How is October over already!?!?! I know many folks will be pulling out their Christmas decor soon. We don’t do that, but I will switch out all the Halloween themed decor for just fall decor. Here’s what happened for Week 43 (October 25-31, 2021)! On Tuesday, on my way home I noticed the protestors downtown, …

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iSpy #43

scary This is the frat house across from where I work. They recently tore the front of the house down and completely rebuilt it. They decorated it for Halloween. mend I struuuugled with this one. In fact, I almost left it blank, but then I thought about my Grandmother and how she used to ‘mend’ …

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Monthly Digest – October 2021

LIFE Happenings Rob and Drew went to the Braves vs Dodgers NLCS Game Loving the cooler temps lately! Happy that Auburn beat LSU! Excited that the Braves are playing in the World Series! Reminiscing With Alex going to homecoming his senior year just last week, I’ve been thinking back to Drew’s senior year homecoming. Social …

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Homecoming 2021

Alex texted me on Thursday to tell me he needed to get a coat and shirt to wear to Homecoming. Wait, what? This was TWO days before the homecoming dance! Nothing like waiting to the last minute. So Friday we went out shopping and I was so worried with the supply chain issues and stores …

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Healthy Cooking Gadgets Everyone Needs

We all understand the benefits of eating healthy. Many of us choose not to simply because cooking healthy meals takes more time and effort. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. By investing in some gadgets for your kitchen, you can make healthy cooking a lot easier. Below are some of the healthy cooking …

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Week 42 [2021]

Another week down! Here’s Week #42 which covers Oct. 18-24th, 2021. This last week was interesting. My blood sugar has run a tad high for the last few years. This week my doc had me try Metformin, but it made me feel terrible so I couldn’t continue that anymore. Thursday, I went to the dr …

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iSpy #42

backyard (Fall) – quarterly pic your work place One morning this week, I noticed the sun shining on the one side of my building. I love this angle. “now hiring” I think most the U.S. is experiencing a rise in “Now Hiring” signs everywhere. heavy I couldn’t come up with anything for heavy so I …

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