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Meat and Cheese Bouquet

Meat and Cheese Bouquet

You may have noticed that sometimes I get behind on posting.  As an example, I started this post 2.5 years ago – shortly after our 4th wedding anniversary.  I suddenly decided that now would be the perfect time to finish it because Valentine’s Day is […]

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Lo and our friend Chuck did the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience on Saturday and had a great time.  They’ve been talking about doing a racing course or something like that for awhile, so when they saw an Amazon deal for this one at the Kentucky […]

Mother’s Day DIY Canvas Painting

For Mother’s Day this year, I wanted to make my mom a painting with a saying that I remembered seeing on a Lenny and Eva bracelet:  “Her children arise and call her blessed.”  Proverbs 31:28 I had the plan to make this for awhile, but […]

How to make homemade vanilla extract

How to make homemade vanilla extract

I’m a contributor over at Living on the Cheap and I wrote about how to make homemade vanilla extract.  It’s super easy and I promise it will taste way better than any junk you can buy in the store. Even real vanilla extract that you […]

12 Days of Christmas Gifts for Lo

Lo and I don’t exchange “gifts” for Christmas, but I wanted to do something special for him that wouldn’t cost a ton of money.  We have a fireplace now, so we were filling stockings for each other, but I thought it would be fun to […]

Zoolights, Success!

Zoolights, Success!

We’ve planned to go to Zoolights at the Columbus Zoo for weeks with our friends.  We picked four different days and each day there was a weather issue…rain, rain, high wind, and then heavy snow.  Finally yesterday the weather cooperated and it was just going […]

Mustache Madness Christmas

Besides the awesome jewelry I received for Christmas, a lot of my other presents seemed to have a theme…. Mustaches: My sister Jackie gave me most of the mustache madness, including 2 magnetic frames, a magnetic dry erase board, cell phone decals, and mustache tattoo […]

Christmas and Surprises

Christmas was good particularly good to us this year!  In addition to getting to see most of both of our families (though we didn’t get to see 2 of my sisters who live out-of-state), I received such thoughtful gifts from my loved ones.  Once we […]

Honey Chipotle Almonds

Honey Chipotle Almonds

These are quite possibly my favorite way to eat almonds. The problem is, I can’t make these very often because I can’t. stop. eating them when they are around. People LOVE these…I take these to events when I am too busy (lazy) to make something […]