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Quilt Backgrounds?

Many people claim that the key to etsy success is fabulous pictures. “They” also say that you need to have fluidity between the pictures in your shop. So, I am really conscious of my shop pictures- I am not that concerned about sales, but it makes me smile to open up my shop page and think “Oh, that looks nice!” I am blessed to have a large sunroom which provides beautiful natural lighting for my…

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Orange Julius

Well, so much for making up school days! President’s Day was a snow make-up day, but we got MORE snow so it was cancelled. So, I used up all my daily ambition first thing in the morning and made a nice breakfast for the kiddos. One of their FAVORITES is Orange Julius. I have also made this for brunch showers and the like and I get many requests for the recipe. So, here you go!…

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Decoupage Recipe Box

My brother is in the United States Army. He is a do-it-yourself kind of guy. He can build things, fix things, and now, probably because he is sick of fast food and microwave pizzas, he is learning to cook things. A looooooooooooooooong time ago he asked me for some recipes. Well, I just can’t do anything simply. I wanted to make him a recipe box, too. I finally got around to it and here it…

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Soup Recipe and Money Saving Tips

This post will be part recipe, part frugal food tips. I think a lot of people are trying to cut corners wherever they can, so I hope this is helpful information. Here is how I made Ham Bean Vegetable Soup yesterday: 2 cups sliced carrots I used baby carrots because they were buy one get one free and what I had on hand. Although more of a pain to chop, they will be eaten more…

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Baked Ziti Freezer Meals

I thought I would take a break from Christmas preparations for a minute and share one of the Christmas gifts that I am making. I am putting together homemade frozen dinners for my grandparents. I know that Grandma LOVES my baked ziti (she is half Italian after all!) so I made a batch for them. (Note: it is not cooked in this picture- just ready to freeze!)One of my batches makes 3 8” square pans…

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