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December 10 – Holiday Cookies

The first two batches of Yuletide cookies are baked and iced.  Gingerbread and Sugar cookies makes the house smell so lovely.  No snow so far this year, but it’s pretty chilly out. Advertisements

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December Decorating – – Dec 3rd.

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Holiday Montage

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Yule – Thinking about the Holidays Ahead

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15 minutes mission – Keys

Inspired by Declutter 365 I decided to take on the “Create a Designated Spot for Keys” challenge.  We have a little trouble finding keys around here.  I can usually find mine unless someone else can’t find theirs and take my … Continue reading

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Preserving the Late Summer Harvest

Pickled Cherry Tomatoes cherry tomatoes 1 clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1 cup water 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar Put cherry tomatoes into a clean jar.  Heat the other ingredients to … Continue reading

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The 20/10 Challenge – Labor Day

This morning we began a fairly extensive 20/10 challenge.  We are having the carpet and the furniture in the living room cleaned so everything had to come out.     While it’s out, I might as well declutter too.  The … Continue reading

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The 20/10 Challenge – The Entry

Today’s 20/20 Challenge was a doozy.  I decided to tackle the front entry, including the coat closet. I used the first 20 to remove items from the entry to sort out those that have no particular purpose in that area. … Continue reading

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Biscuits

 Ingredients 3 cups flour 1/2 t salt 4 t baking powder 1 1/2 t honey 1/2 cup butter 1 egg 3/4 cup buttermilk Directions Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Cut the cold butter into the flour until … Continue reading

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The 20/10 Challenge – the scary kitchen drawers

Summer is coming to an end and it’s back to school on Tuesday.  With the long vacation, our usual summer cleaning didn’t happen to I’m trying to squeeze some in now.  Today I employed the 20/10 strategy again – work … Continue reading

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