Monthly Archives: December 2013

turkey soup

I’ve been brainstorming lately about how to get around recipes that call for chicken broth or stock.  I realize that you CAN use any liquid (water, vegetable broth), but how to get a comparable flavor?  It can’t be bullion cubes, either.  … Continue reading

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finding fun

If you have a pole in your basement holding up your house, here’s a fun way to use it. Did you ever play the game “tetherball”?  I got pretty famous for my abilities at summer camp.  Even as a little … Continue reading

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can’t see through it anymore

That’s right–drywall is going up! It’s so exciting to see such tangible progress.  It helps keep me invested in the process.  I think it will be harder to be patient when we’re in the mudding phase, because it takes so … Continue reading

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all framed in

The closet is all framed in!  The dry wall is purchased!  I don’t think that we have all the supplies to start putting up the dry wall, but we scrambled to get what we could yesterday before stores closed.  I … Continue reading

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putting up walls

We’ve all probably had times in life when we’ve been guilty of “putting up walls” and closing ourselves off emotionally from the people around us.   That is NOT what this post is about.  We are quite literally putting up … Continue reading

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What a mess

If you’re on facebook, you’ve inevitably seen stickers posted saying things like, “If your floors are a mess, and you have a sinkful of dishes, then you have happy kids.”  I don’t think I have that quite right, but the … Continue reading

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What’s up with food [lately]

Remember that I was going to make pizza with green peppers on it?  Did I remember to follow-up on how well that went? If not, that’s probably because it did NOT go well.  When Caleb (the problem feeder) saw the … Continue reading

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