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WHEN IRONING IS HOLY WORK

She lifts the ironing board from the hooks on the back of the laundry room door. There’s just enough floor space between the laundry baskets and the litter box to set up her work station. The ironing board could use some WD-40 but the finger-nails-on-a-chalkboard-screeching-sound it makes as she opens it, is a welcome prelude…

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SUGAR FAST: DAY 3

The only thing worse than starting a sugar fast on a Monday is to be on Day 3 of a sugar fast on a Monday and be on week 7 of home repairs following a flood. (the result of a broken supply line. We were at home, thankfully. But a little water can do A…

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EASY SUMMER SALAD with MIXED GREENS AND STRAWBERRIES

I like salad and it’s a good thing because I also LOVE chocolate cake, lemon pie and Twizzlers. After a weekend of summertime comfort food I’m looking forward to tonight’s fresh and easy salad. Easy Summer Salad Recipe Tonight’s salad is inspired by a Better Homes and Gardens recipe for Spring Greens and Roasted Chicken….

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WHEN OBEDIENCE IS AS EASY AS PIE

Ever have those days when you don’t feel like doing anything? Well today is one of those days for me. There are lots of to-do’s on my list but no motivation to-do any of them. I seriously consider a Netflix marathon in the comfort of my bed and then I try what millions of us…

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TWO RECIPES: ONE FOR YOUR HUNGRY FAMILY AND ONE FOR YOUR HEART

Do you need a new recipe that’s an easy, crowd-pleaser in a bowl? Of course, you do! But you’re probably thinking, “New recipes take a little extra time and effort and often require new pantry ingredients.” You’re right. But I promise this one’s worth it. It’s a family favorite around here and a regular in…

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The Accidental Homemaker: Part 1

After 14 years  of marriage and three young children, I left the work I loved to be a stay-at-home-mom and full-time homemaker.  I’d earned 3 degrees and had years of experience in my field but I was unprepared for a life at home. A Woman Plans Her Way I was a committed Christ follower focused…

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