Monthly Archives: April 2013

Straw Bale Gardening Continued

Good Morning!  I am so excited!!  I have sprouts.  I have been running out the door like a mad woman trying to keep the robins and squirrels from enjoying, what they consider to be, the all day buffet!! I knew … Continue reading

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Mexican Rice Bake (In One Pot)

Mexican Rice Bake was on my “menu” a few weeks ago and I am just now getting to it.  I will confess, I don’t always get things done when I plan to get them done. Anyway, I changed the recipe to … Continue reading

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Straw Bale Gardening

I was raised in a rural community.  I was raised with gardens and canning and freezing food for the family.  I have had chickens and Nigerian Dwarf Goats as pets.  I enjoy everything about the country life.  I like the … Continue reading

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Drowning In Pool Expense!!

POOLS!!  I DO NOT like the cost and upkeep on a pool.  We decided this year, because we were going to put the house on the market, we would look into having our pool professionally cleaned and opened.  I called … Continue reading

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Homemade Banana Ice cream (or any other flavor)

I enjoy homemade ice cream so much!!  Fresh banana is one of my favorites!! This one is so quick and simple to put together and this recipe makes 1/2 gallon. In a blender puree together: 2 bananas (add any fruit … Continue reading

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Crescent Chocolate Cream Cookies!

Have you ever just had a hankerin’ for something sweet and gooey and had to be creative?  Well, that is how this recipe came about.  Mr. looked at me and I looked at him and we both said, “I want … Continue reading

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Sweet Pea is Learning to Sew!

For Christmas, Sweet Pea requested a sewing machine.  We FINALLY took it out of the box and she started sewing lessons this week.  Being a step-mom has so many rewards and blessings.  This has been one of them.  I sew … Continue reading

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