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    Updates-While We Catch Our Breath

    November 15, 2017

    This has been a dizzying Fall season and this blog has suffered as a result. Let’s start with some awesome things: We received a new piano! It was free to us and we paid to have it moved. It has a broken leg (not weight bearing) that can be fixed (my brother is a professional fine arts cabinet maker-just the man for the job). Check out his work over at Campbell and Strasser. It needs to acclimate for about three…

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  • food

    Peach Hand Pies

    Once in a while, you have a thrift store find that is exceptional. I found this Sunbeam mini pie maker for five dollars at my local thrift store. It was unopened and in the…

    September 3, 2017
  • food For the home

    Spice Rack

    I love to use spices in my cooking, but I’m not a fan of organizing them. The bottles come in different sizes, and they are all randomly shaped. My biggest pet peeve with spice…

    August 21, 2017
  • children's activities family Gardening

    Carrots!

    I finally had success with carrots! I’ve never been able to grow them before and this year we are overflowing. Sadly, I think the children were overzealous when planting them and they are very…

    August 14, 2017
  • family sewing

    Wedding Planning!

    My dear friend is getting married! It is a Celtic themed wedding, complete with tartan and bagpipes. My husband is officiating. He’s not a minister, but it is a civil ceremony. Pennsylvania allows self-appointing…

    August 7, 2017
  • family health pain management

    The Broken Arm

    We have our first broken bone in a family with five kids that include three boys; I guess we are fortunate. We had stopped to buy produce at our neighborhood farm stand, and my…

    July 24, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Vacation Texas Beaches

    We started our beach leg of vacation in Houston (only one hour from Galveston). We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The highlight of this adventure was the butterfly exhibit. I’ve always wanted…

    July 17, 2017
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