3 Reasons Why I'm Still Blogging After 8 Years

3 Reasons Why I’m Still Blogging After 8 Years

One Day I Decided to Start a Blog Almost three weeks ago on a Sunday this little blog of mine quietly turned eight years old. There was no fanfare, no celebration, no party. The only person who even remembered was me. Yes, I remember August 2, 2007 well. That was the day I found out the baby I was carrying…

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3-Ingredient Garden Fresh Salsa

3-Ingredient Garden Fresh Salsa

There are lots of great things about having a garden, like getting harvest the produce you have worked so hard to grow. The weeding…not so much. Anyway, I will save the topic of weeds for another day. A few years ago I decided to try making some fresh salsa with a few tomatoes, a green pepper, and an…

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Sunflower

What I’m Into {July 2015}

It’s August and that means that my husband and four oldest kids will be starting school in just a little over a week. Actually, my husband, a principal, has been back for a week already. Anyway, to say that our summer flew by would be an understatement. The first half of our month was filled…

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The Beauty in Each Day

The Beauty in Each Day

In mid-June the countryside was covered with the bright orange blooms of daylilies. Ditches and areas that normally are full of weeds became a sight of beauty thanks to these flowers. One day, when I walked out to get the mail, I stopped and picked a few lilies that were growing near our mailbox. I put the…

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Sweet & Sour Macaroni Salad

Sweet & Sour Macaroni Salad

Many years ago, when I was a new teacher, a coworker brought in macaroni salad for lunch and shared some with me. Having never been a fan of macaroni salad I was pleasantly surprised to find that I really enjoyed my friend’s recipe. My coworker gave me her recipe and I have been making it…

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Garden Fresh Coleslaw

Garden Fresh Coleslaw

There is just something so satisfying about being able to walk out to my garden and pick food for our meal. Last week I picked a cabbage from my garden so that I could make coleslaw for Independence Day. The head of cabbage was so large that I only used half of it to make a…

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Indiana Dunes Lake Michigan

Our Great Lakes Trip (AKA: How God Kept Us Safe)

When my husband and I were trying to decide what kind of a trip we could afford to take this summer we decided to do a tour of 4 of the 5 Great Lakes with most of our time being spent in Michigan. After several days of research and planning I had an itinerary all planned…

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Looking at the Lake

What I’m Into {June 2015}

Goodbye, June. Hello, July. Whew! I thought that the summer would mean a slower pace for our family. While it has been nice to not have to follow the school schedule for over a month, we packed a lot of fun into June. From a day trip to the Children’s Museum to playing outside to…

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Garden Update 7-1-15

{Garden Update} A 2-Week Recap

It has been two weeks since I last wrote about my garden. I had every intention of getting an update posted last Wednesday, but we were getting ready to leave for vacation the next day and there was simply too much to do. Blogging got put on the back burner. Last Monday my mom helped…

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Garden Update 6-17-15

{Garden Update} It’s a Jungle Out There

We have had so much rain this past week that my garden is starting to resemble a jungle. It has grown quite a bit since last week. While my plants have grown this week, so have the weeds. I love that I haven’t had to water my garden, but it has made it hard to…

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