Author Archives: simply0637

Oh So Good Fruit Bars

Looking for a not to sweet bar for Stella to take in her lunch or I could grab during the day when needed.  I tried this recipe out of a cookbook I have had for 25+ years, but it was … Continue reading

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How To Tissue Paper Paint A Room

It has been almost a year since I had a bathroom put in downstairs and until this past weekend it was just the sheet rock!  I knew what I wanted to do, had the paint and the tissue paper, but … Continue reading

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Nutritious, Delicious, and Hearty Kale Soup

This recipe came from  This is a great site, full on wonderful information and you can sign up to receive their e-newsletters.  When I saw this recipe in the e-newsletter I wanted to make then and there, but alas … Continue reading

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Bulky Yarn Ribbed Knitted Hat

I really became attached to a particular hat this winter and pretty much wear it all. the. time!  I even, for the most part wear it in the house!  I decided with winter dragging on that a new, bright colored … Continue reading

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Kids Craft Corner: Make Silly Putty

Stella had a project that was due in school – so off to the internet she went to figure out what it would be.  The project was how to do something and then they have to present the steps in … Continue reading

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Crock Pot Rice Pudding

Rice pudding is one of my favorites and with this recipe I need to be careful!  This recipe is so easy I could see myself putting this together in the morning for rice pudding every night!  I don’t think my … Continue reading

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Kids Craft Corner – Make A St. Patrick’s Day Wreath

It seems with all the snow that we would have A LOT of extra time for crafting, baking, creating… but the time has flown by!  Our days have been filled, not sure with what exactly, but the next thing I … Continue reading

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Mexican Caviar

This is such an easy dip to make and not as bad for you as some. As mentioned in the Italian Dressing post – I really had a craving for this and just had to make it!  All the different … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Italian Dressing

Ok- so we are sort of on a homemade dressing kick, but in our house that is a good thing!  I love when I have a recipe that calls for something store bought, but I can make it from scratch … Continue reading

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Knitted Pull Through Wrap

A couple of years ago I received several skeins of hand dyed wool yarn.  Really beautiful yarn and I wanted to find the perfect thing to knit for myself.  I came across this pattern on and this past summer … Continue reading

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