REVIEW: The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward
Jan20

REVIEW: The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward

 

It’s been a 2015 of catching up on what I fell behind on during the 2014 holiday break and now I finally get to say I finished reading a novel in the new year. I can’t remember how exactly I heard about this one, but I got it through NetGalley, so likely it came through a promotional email they sent out. Regardless, I’m glad I applied for it, as it was a wonderful and touching read.

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Pampers: My Tin Foil Diaper
Aug17

Pampers: My Tin Foil Diaper

As many of you know, I very recently, after an 8 year break, had another kid. This means that nearly a decade after I first began the parenting journey, I’m back to changing diapers, breastfeeding, and taking power naps like a champ.

I dealt with a lot of new things during my pregnancy due to my “advanced maternal age,” such as trigger finger, more ultrasounds, and other such unpleasant things. Now that I’ve officially transitioned to new parent again, I’ve got another ugly new problem to deal with: diaper sores.

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Peanut Butter Fruit: Part Duex
Feb22

Peanut Butter Fruit: Part Duex

Two years ago, I posted about our peanut butter fruit tree, which had given us a few rather disappointing orange fruit that tasted a bit like peanut butter but wasn’t really anything special.

Fast forward to this week and I’m picking up the eggs from the hens and I notice tons of fruits on the tree. It was getting dark, but I leaned over the fence and picked as much as I could reach.

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Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cupcakes
Feb14

Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cupcakes

Sheesh, this is my third post for the day. I’m on fire! Or maybe I’m just bored. At least I’m being productive.

In addition to the chocolate covered strawberries, I wanted to make cupcakes for the kids and what better way to make a V-Day cupcake than to make red velvet cupcakes?

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Fancy Pants Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Feb14

Fancy Pants Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Three years ago, I made No-Fail Chocolate Covered Strawberries using candy melts. While I was thrilled about the fact that I could make them so easily, I eventually discovered something kind of gross. Candy Melts aren’t actually made out of chocolate. They just taste like chocolate.

Actually, they taste likeĀ fake chocolate. So, fast forward to 2014 and I’ve let some of my chocolate fears go and managed to make some pretty snazzy looking berries.

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