November 2012

5 Things I’ve Learned…From Becoming a Mother

November 29, 2012

Oh hey there Over the past few weeks I’ve really bee reflecting on different segments of my life and how much I’ve learned from each part.  It’s amazing how little I really knew when I was a high school kid, college student, recent college graduate and in my early 20’s!  Writing this all out seems […]

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The Most Delicious Red Chicken Chili

November 28, 2012

Once upon a time I was a self-proclaimed chili snob.  I swore up and down, left and right that I only liked TRUE Texas chili, could only eat it with cheese and Fritos, and anyone who tried to get me to eat something otherwise was just plain silly.   I was such a young crazy […]

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I Painted a Painting

November 27, 2012

Y’all, I have been feeling so crafty lately. Honestly I don’t know why or how – I like being creative, but I haven’t ever had just this burning desire to make something at all times.  Could it be the waning pregnancy/postpartum hormones?  Or the fact that I have a baby now?  Or now I’m staying […]

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Sweet & Smoky Blueberry Barbeque Sauce

November 26, 2012

As I’m typing this post I practically have a splint around my left index finger. I don’t know why, but for weeks I’ve laid in bed at night thinking about food that I’m going to make for the blog and for dinners around our house, and when I get to the chopping veggies part I […]

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November 24, 2012

Comments are turned off and the winner is….Comment #32 Kristin! Since it’s the Saturday after Thanksgiving and we are officially ‘IN’ the holiday season I figure we all have our work cut out for us.  All of the gift-buying, wrapping, and [hopefully] hours of snuggling with loved ones – it can take a lot of […]

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Skillet Cranberry Sauce Cobbler

November 23, 2012

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving?! Ours was great – we got to spend time with family and talk to family on the phone, we ate a couple of delicious meals together, and it ended with some snuggling on the couch and a bowl of ice cream.  I love what Casey said in her post yesterday about […]

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Throw a Coffee Party!

November 21, 2012

When we lived in Colorado we entertained all the time. It’s not something that necessarily comes naturally to me, but the more I did it the more I grew to really love doing it and the easier it got. One of the best types of entertaining (if you ask me) is to serve hot coffee, […]

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Cinnamon Citrus Roasted Parsnips

November 20, 2012

Have you guys ever had parsnips?   I have a feeling that about 110% of you will say yes and confirm the fact that I’ve known for some time: that I’m literally the last person on the planet to ever try these.   But then that’s also kind of a lie.  See, a few years […]

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Lemon Olive Oil Cornmeal Cookies

November 19, 2012

Lately Nate and I have been working on eating well, and I have to say that we’re doing really well:  choosing veggies over simple carbs, eating lean protein and having reasonable portions.  I’m pretty proud of us, but I have to admit that our sweet tooth (sweet teeth?) are still around in full force. See, […]

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November 16, 2012

Y’all, this week has flown by.  I am joining the ranks of people who are shocked that Thanksgiving is but a few days away.  As I sit here typing this I can hear the Christmas commercials playing on the TV in the background, and I’m reminded that I need to go ahead get my Christmas […]

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