December 2010

Think You Hate Brussels Sprouts? Try These!

December 30, 2010

Christmas week this year featured many scrumptious dishes, mostly prepared by my dad.  The first night though, was my turn to cook.  My grandma (Gee-Gee as the kids call her) was in town from Kansas, and I found out that she is an avid reader of my blog (thanks Grandma!).  We had so much fun […]

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Resolutions Schmesolutions! Set Goals, Make Plans, Be Successful.

December 28, 2010
Army Reserve 2010 Best Warrior Competition Army Physical Fitness Test

It’s that time of year again.  Christmas is over, a new year is coming, and everyone is talking about making resolutions.  I’m sure you will read many posts this week about how to make the right resolutions and how not to break them.  I’m here to tell you not to make any resolutions at all.  […]

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Merry Christmas

December 25, 2010
Twinkling christmas lights

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Merry Christmas from our family to yours. Flickr Photo Credits#1: Andy Peters #2: Milena Mihaylova #3: George Deputee #4: Kraetzsche Photo

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5 Ways to Sneak Fitness into your Holidays

December 21, 2010
london santa run

Let’s face it, working out during the holidays is tough.  You might think it’s impossible.  I say it can be done.  Here are a few ideas to sneak some exercise into your holiday fun. 1. Bundle the family up and take a walk around the block after dinner to look at the Christmas lights. If […]

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Christmas Cookie Recipe Roundup

December 20, 2010
Post image for Coconut Almond Macaroons

In anticipation of our family baking day on December 23rd, I haven’t done any kind of Christmas baking yet.  So since I don’t have any of my own cookies to share with you yet, I thought I would share some of the mouth-watering cookie recipes that I have been perusing from around the blogging world. […]

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This Week’s Organic Bounty

December 19, 2010

At first glance, this week’s organic basket was a little light.  And when we spend $10 extra for organic, that is not something we want to see.  Upon closer inspection though, I think the items themselves were small (no giant broccoli or huge squash), so the overall haul was pretty good. Our $26.50 organic basket […]

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Cranberry Bread Recipe, A Family Favorite

December 18, 2010

Every Christmas, we whip out the family cookbook and start baking.  I don’t know what it is about our old family recipes, but nothing ever seems to stack up against them.  One of our favorites is cranberry bread.  Not too sweet with a wonderful crunch, it makes for a tasty treat or scrumptious breakfast bread. […]

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Etsy Favorites – Snowflake Edition

December 17, 2010
Tiny Snowflake IV Mini Blank book Photo album Journal

With a cold front pushing our temps down into the 60s today, I thought I would put together a cold weather collection for you.  Bundle up as you enjoy looking at these beautiful snowflakes. Tiny Snowflake IV Mini Blank book Photo album Journal by KandiceInWonderland – So pretty! Winter Snowflakes Large – Holiday Vinyl Wall Decal […]

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I am not Martha: Our Gingerbread Shanty

December 14, 2010

I think of myself as a pretty creative person, decent at crafting and creating.  Apparently my crafting niche does not extend to the making of gingerbread houses however.  First, I made the icing way too thin, so it took me 3 days and lots of strategic propping to get the house to stand up.  I […]

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Walking, Throwing, Hiking, Dog-Paddling and Lunging: Our Sunday Morning

December 13, 2010

Sunday morning, we decided to take advantage of our beautiful winter weather and go on a little walk.  Between our subdivision and the one below us is a large wash.  We love going down there to run, walk, explore, whatever.  Sunday, we took the kids and Hobbs down to the wash for some playtime.  Hobbs […]

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