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Bruce the Yellow Lab Puppy: 15 Weeks

I’ve been holding off on Bruce’s 15 week pictures assuming I could get some that actually look decent.  Alas, I did not, and his 16 week pictures are already due tomorrow! So here, in all of his can’t-sit-still glory, are the little mister’s pictures from last week. Bruce doesn’t sit...

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Checking In When I Can

After visiting my family for the weekend my parents sent me home with a laundry basket full of produce.  In the two days I was gone my garden exploded and I picked a basket of my own.  Needless to say, I had a very busy labor day canning nearly 50...

Go-To Recipe: French Bread

Go-To Recipe: French Bread

French Bread from this Chickens In The Road recipe has become an expectation for any pasta meal in our home.  Luckily, it is quick and easy to put together, especially with a mixer.  It has also kept that foresaken Texas Toast out of our grocery cart. I have made several...

Go-To Recipe: Plant-Based Meatballs

Go-To Recipe: Plant-Based Meatballs

Even though I choose to not eat meat for ethical and environmental reasons, I am not ashamed to admit that I love the taste and texture of meat! My dad has always worked for a beef farmer so ground beef was a staple in our home.  Most meal preparations started...

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Pins and Things

I had a really hard time giving my “K” away when I got married.  I went back and forth for a long time debating whether to change my name.  There were so many varieties to choose from.  Should I not change at all? Second middle name? First last name? Hyphen?...

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Bruce the Yellow Lab Puppy: 11 Weeks

We just got back from vacation and were so surprised to be greeted by this big guy! His legs are much longer and he is noticeably heavier.  It is harder to give him a time-out because he is so heavy to hold! Luckily he is getting to be a (fairly)...

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Try It Out Tuesday: The Sock Knitter’s Handbook

Check out my mom’s blog, Jo’s Country Junction, for my guest Try It Out Tuesday post.  I am giving a rave review of The Sock Knitter’s Handbook, generously gifted to me by Martingale Publishers.   Mom sometimes gives away the books she reviews but I am keeping this one.  It...