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How to Can Green Beans

Every couple of years we spend a Saturday afternoon canning beans. It’s a pretty simple process, but it can be intimidating for those who are new to canning. For a full tutorial on canning beans, read on! We spent the majority of Saturday canning beans. My step-father had grown beans (half white runners, if you’re […]

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Vacation 2011: A Recap

I mentioned about a week ago that the husband and I went on a massive vacation. Then, I left you hanging without giving you any details of our trip. That was wrong of me, so I’m going to correct my wrong and give you a brief recap of our trip. We traveled with my Dad […]

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Weekend Recap: Fourth of July 4, 2011

We had a blessedly relaxing weekend around here celebrating the birth of our great nation. We hosted a small get together Saturday evening with family. It was super low key with just hamburgers and hot dogs from the grill. But it did give me an excuse to complete my 4th tablescape. Sort of. I never […]

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Family | Furbabies

The Complexities of Isabel, Part I

Isabel is a very complex Chihuahua. I could write a book on the complexities of Isabel. I was working on the computer yesterday morning when I noticed Isabel pouting in the corner. Yes, she pouts. Being the compassionate dog mom that I am, I went over to her to see what was wrong. She bounced […]

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4th Tablescape

Before we left for vacation, I threw together a quick tablescape for the 4th of July. In honor of the impending holiday weekend, I thought it was probably about time to show you the quickie tablescape that celebrates our great nation’s birthday. I had done an even simpler tablescape last year for Independence day, but […]

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Preserving the Top Tier of a Wedding Cake

It’s tradition to save the top tier of your wedding cake to eat on your first anniversary. I’m sure you already know this. Most couples I know who have done this haven’t had much success. That’s just because they didn’t know my mother. After our wedding, my mother was the designated cake preserverer. I just […]

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I Didn’t Abandon My Blog

I know it looks bad, but, really, I haven’t given up on my blog. I know it may look that way, but it’s just not true. The truth is I’ve been on a massive, week-long vacation! We went to Las Vegas, Los Angeles and the Grand Canyon. I can’t wait to share all the details […]

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Gunpowder and Lead

Guess who we saw at Riverbend this week. Go ahead. I’ll give you a minute. She’s only one of the biggest names in country music right now. I also kind of love her. And her husband. Do you know who we saw? Miranda Lambert! Unfortunately, we also saw a lot of storms that day with […]

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Weekend Recap: June 10, 11, 12: Riverbend and McKay

This weekend was a bit more low key than last weekend. There’s a music festival in town. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? This is the first year the husband and I have gone to the Riverbend Festival together. We managed to squeeze in a quick visit Friday night to see Huey Lewis and the News […]

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Weekend Recap: Sunday, June 5: Painting the Front Porch

We woke up bright and early Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Ha! Normally we’re up by 9. Needless to say, the day’s to-do list shrunk considerably. What was on the list? Finish painting the front porch Pressure wash the back deck Sand rails on the back deck Pressure wash siding on back of house Buy […]

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