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Sweet Sunday: Easy Banana Bread

Today I had a few very ripe bananas and decided to make a little tasty treat for the family. My Grammy mailed this recipe to me when I was in college, along with $5 to buy a pound of butter and a loaf pan. Great memories and pretty great recipe too. It seems like we never end… Continue reading Sweet Sunday: Easy Banana Bread

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Wellness Wednesday: What is a well being?

I’m branching out here with Wellness Wednesday in an effort to be a well being.  So, for starters, what is a well being?  I think that this is a very personal question but, for me, being well means the following: Enjoying family Staying Positive Expressing gratitude Having energy Eating healthy Staying active Keeping my mind… Continue reading Wellness Wednesday: What is a well being?

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The Great Button Escapade of 2017

First off, I can’t take credit for hardly any of these photos or for the title of this post. However, I can proudly say that I love buttons.  Let me tell you a little of the background… My dear mother-in-law, Jacquetta, currently has a large collection of vintage buttons passed down from her Aunt Lily. … Continue reading The Great Button Escapade of 2017

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Overnight Blueberry French Toast

This is a recipe that I traditionally make for our Christmas breakfast at home because I can make it the night or day before and also because it’s super easy. It leaves me free to enjoy some coffee before the kids get up while it’s baking. As if that’s not enough, it’s also very versatile.… Continue reading Overnight Blueberry French Toast

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Repurposing Food: Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle 

This is another repurposing recipe. When I say recipe, I really mean more like guidelines for making something you need to get rid of look good. See another post for another similar trifle.  I had some leftover pound cake in the freezer and wanted to fix something with it and incorporate cheesecake….because who doesn’t like… Continue reading Repurposing Food: Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle 

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Mommy Review Monday: JanSport Big Student Backpacks

Prologue:  I started this post on the first day of school and never finished it. So….I’m now finishing it in honor of the first day of the second six weeks. Can you say procrastination??? In honor of today being the first day of school, a review on a backpack seems appropriate. This is the second… Continue reading Mommy Review Monday: JanSport Big Student Backpacks