Easy Pancakes

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Sunday I decided to let our oldest help make some pancakes for breakfast. At 3½ years old he loves to help cook. He always wants to bake, we love it. We usually try to find some recipes that are easy and he can help with. I found this recipe for pancakes on Jamie Oliver’s YouTube channel. He was making them… Read more »

Refreshing drink

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I gave up soda on April 2014. It was hard at first as I could easily drink a 2 liter of soda a day. But after the first couple of months I didn’t miss it at all. I’ve been enjoying water and flavored water in place of the amount of soda that I drank. The problem with flavored water is… Read more »

Getting close…a garden update.

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Things are coming along great in the garden. It has been raining like crazy and is causing some issues with my potted tomato plants. Some of the larger green tomatoes have developed blossom end-rot because of how much rain we’ve gotten. I actually had to dump 3 inches of water out of the pots the other day. It’s been a… Read more »

Strawberry Snacks

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My kids love strawberries. However, they don’t keep very long. I found some dried strawberry snacks at the grocery store the other day, but was shocked at the price. It was well over $4 for a small bag. I knew I had a dehydrator, so I figured I’d give it a try with strawberries. Plus, our local grocery store had… Read more »

Tablets for kids

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I finally caved and purchased a tablet for our soon to be 4 year old. I know his little brother will use it as well which was part of my reasoning behind the purchase. However, this was not an easy decision. It is crazy how young kids are now when they begin using tablets and know how to navigate through… Read more »

DIY Drip Irrigation

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I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of wasting water or standing outside being eaten alive by mosquitos. This had been happening the past few years as I needed to water my garden. This year I decided to go another route. I installed a drip irrigation system. I have had this system installed the whole season, but… Read more »


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I promised another post on the tomatoes that are growing like wild fire. Last year we planted Beefsteak and Sweet 100 tomatoes. We had horrible luck with the Beefsteak as the rabbits loved them. The Sweet 100 (Cherry tomatoes) flourished, but the problem we had was the quantity that were produced. I didn’t realize how many we were going to… Read more »

Transforming coffee cans…a DIY solution.

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I drink a lot of coffee, both at home and at work. After searching through Pinterest, I’ve discovered a way to transform some of those empty coffee cans into storage solutions. The Coffee Tub to storage idea is genius! I have more than enough empty coffee containers lying around between home and work, that I can make these to hide all the… Read more »

Garden update

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The garden is thriving this year. I’ve decided to take a few plants vertical as we don’t have much room. My garden consists of a 4ft x 4ft raised bed and a 2½ft x 11ft bed that runs along our garage. With the next to each other is makes an “L” shape. Last year was a great year for our… Read more »