From the monthly archives:

October 2011

This is one of our favorite go-to comfort food recipes. Who doesn’t love homemade macaroni and cheese? While adding fresh vegetables to the dish doesn’t counteract the butter, cheese, and whole milk, it does add lots of nutrients and flavor, and it’s a great way to sneak some veggies into a picky kid’s diet. This […]

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Quick and easy ways to feel less cluttered

by Karen on October 25, 2011

It seems like I’m always battling clutter of some kind. Papers stacked up on the table and desks; boxes of stuff I’ve been meaning to sell or donate for months; junk mail; random things that don’t have a place, so they just sit out in the open driving me nuts. When my environment is cluttered, […]

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Shutterfly photo card contest winners

by Karen on October 21, 2011

Thanks everyone for entering and making this one of the most popular contests I have hosted. Unfortunately, there can only be three winners. Selected randomly by comment number, here are the lucky readers: Ida Andra Karen I’ve contacted them by email, but if you’re one of the winners and you haven’t received an email from […]

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If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you know my husband is the cook in our house. It’s not that I can’t cook; I know my way around the kitchen. It’s just that my husband is a more inventive and more accomplished cook, and since it’s something he enjoys doing, he cooks dinner […]

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Sorry! This contest is now closed. I realize it’s not even Halloween yet, but yes, it’s already time to talk about holiday greeting cards. I just love this promotion, and I’m so excited to be participating in it again this year. Only now there’s a twist: I have three promo codes for 25 free custom […]

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First things first, thank you so much for all the kind wishes for my birthday! I meant to post a thank you yesterday, but our power was out most of the day. I wasn’t about to type a blog post letter by letter on my phone’s screen. Anyway, those of you who left well wishes […]

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You say it’s your birthday

by Karen on October 10, 2011

Today I turn 27 years old. I do not lament aging, though I suppose it’s easy to say that when you’re only 27. But even at this age, I see friends post on Facebook on their birthdays about how “old” they feel at 27 or 28. I don’t feel that way at all. My baby-making […]

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