November 2011

The Handmade Gift Exchange – Merry Christmas Emmalie!

November 29, 2011
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Did you ever have a pen pal growing up?  I remember having a few, and I loved sending and getting letters and gifts in the mail from a new friend from across the country.  That’s why I thought the handmade gift exchange sounded like so much fun. The Handmade Gift Exchange is set up by […]

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Southwestern Turkey Soup

November 28, 2011
Southwestern Turkey Soup Recipe

Just in case you aren’t tired of turkey yet, I wanted to share with you what I did with our leftovers. This soup came together in a flash, and can be thrown together with whatever you have on hand (would be great with chicken too). I happened to have a can of fire-roasted tomatoes, some […]

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Cheese Cookies & Green Beans of Death: Our first gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner

November 27, 2011
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I have to be totally honest and up front about this post. I hesitated sharing our entire Thanksgiving menu with you because my favorite part of dinner was the “green beans of death”. Should I really admit to not only eating them, but making them myself? Would this result in a Shake Shack moment? Or […]

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Finding inspiration through giving thanks

November 21, 2011

During my hiatus from blogging, I have forced myself to find times of rest.  Times to be quiet with no distractions.  I even spent a week without my iPhone (gasp!) and about 2 weeks without engaging in any social media.  This time has given me a chance to soak in the little things.  I find […]

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Slowing down, taking a break, and giving thanks

November 3, 2011
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Last week we headed to California to celebrate a family wedding. While there, I took time to slow down and reflect on some things. I have been feeling overwhelmed lately with work commitments, kids who are growing up too quickly, and my recent health issues. It was nice to relax. It felt good to unplug. […]

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Winner of the Tea Collection giveaway!

November 2, 2011

Congratulations Darcie from Such the Spot. You have won a $100 gift card to the Tea Collection! Thank you to all who entered.  If you would like to save 10% on your first purchase from Tea, simply add yourself to their email list. Stay tuned for more giveaways coming up soon!

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