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let’s be jolly: ladies’ christmas craft night, plus making christmas banners & assembling a charcuterie board

The Christmas fun has begun around here.  Though the decorating is only half done at our place, we’ve been busy with preparations for some church events:  the Christmas parade in town, a fun night out for the ladies, a Christmas concert and gift baskets. Days before our ladies’ evening, I began gathering supplies: card stock,…… Continue reading let’s be jolly: ladies’ christmas craft night, plus making christmas banners & assembling a charcuterie board

bible journaling · christmas · faith · homeschool · pinteresting · special days

all in my head: advent reading plans

Last time, I mentioned I have advent calendars on my brain.  I admit we often resort to the cheesy foil wrapped countdowns, though we have had Playmobil, Lego, Lindor Chocolate and Body Shop (that one was a treat for me) calendars in the past.  Even the cheap-o ones can be fun, especially when they’re Star…… Continue reading all in my head: advent reading plans

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it’s all in my head: advent calendars

I seem to be the sort that gets caught up on a tangent. My sister-in-law noticed when I began pinning millions (okay…a bit of an exaggeration) of short hair styles on Pinterest. She texted me with a, “Are you cutting your hair?!?” to which I responded, “I’m thinking about it. What are your thoughts?” Naturally…… Continue reading it’s all in my head: advent calendars

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trippin’: packing a carry-on

As I mentioned last time, my closet purge began when I needed to pack for a trip down South.  It was back in March, and the weather here was still very wintery. Yes, this is what March looks like where I live. Bear in mind, also, that the airport is close to four hours away.…… Continue reading trippin’: packing a carry-on

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spring cleaning ~ closet purge

So… I was going to wait to do this until I was finished my spring cleaning, but it’s been a bit of a slow process around here.  It seems the warm weather motivated y’all long ago, but we still have the furnace going most days around here. I did begin the purging process in my…… Continue reading spring cleaning ~ closet purge

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point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

Do you have a project that has loomed over you for ages? I have had one. That’s right…I finally got around to painting my df girl’s wardrobe! I shouldn’t tell you we’ve had this hand-me-down dresser since 2013, but it’s the sad truth.  It is sturdy and practical; heavy as all get out and was dark…… Continue reading point for me…finally painted that wardrobe

food · gluten free · pinteresting · recipes · what's for dinner?

chipotle taco bowl

I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making a buddha bowl or burrito bowl.  In case you’re unfamiliar, a buddha bowl (aka buddha’s delight, or Luóhàn zhāi) is a Chinese vegetarian dish traditionally eaten by buddhist monks.  As far as I can tell, the burrito bowl is Chipotle restaurant’s Mexican take on the buddha bowl.…… Continue reading chipotle taco bowl