Monthly Archives: October 2012

A Last Minute Halloween Project

Happy Halloween everyone! We have been so busy with Hurricane Sandy here that all else was put on the back burner. Luckily, we got through without any major issues, but my heart just breaks for those that suffered from that … Continue reading

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Homemade Coffee (or Tea) Creamer

So…who would like a big splash of Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate with their coffee? How about some Diglycerides Dipotassium Phosphate? No? Me either! Well, those are some of the ingredients that I found listed in a bottle of “dairy” coffee creamer. … Continue reading

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A Small Town Halloween Parade

Hi everyone! Last night, our small town held it’s annual Halloween parade and let me tell you, it was wonderful! It lasted well over an hour and had entries from all ages. Children scrambled for candy that was being thrown … Continue reading

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It’s Oatmeal Season!

Let’s face it, there is just nothing like a warm bowl of oatmeal to get us going on a cold morning. I love that oatmeal is back “in style”. You can get it at any restaurant now, including fast food … Continue reading

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Scary Spider Snacks

Ok, maybe not so scary. How about making some cute spider snacks for the kids this Halloween? I originally found this recipe on and made this fun food for my daughter’s 16th birthday costume party. They quickly came together … Continue reading

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What Am I…Crazy?

Several weeks ago, a friend texted me and said “I just signed us up for the Grave Robbers Run”. Oh, did you now? The Grave Robbers Run is a spin off of the show The Amazing Race, that was being … Continue reading

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Hot Caramel Apple Cider

What would autumn be without apple cider, right? I have to admit, I was never a huge fan of apple cider…BUT…add some sweetness, some spice and some smooth caramel? Now that’s what I’m talking about! Hot Caramel Apple Cider is … Continue reading

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Fall Harvesting

Yesterday, I started harvesting the first of our fall crops. I took about 40 radishes, 20 carrots and a handful of beets. We’ve had at least two nights with frost, but these plants are doing great! I canned the carrots … Continue reading

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Seventy And On A Scavenger Hunt

My mom is not your typical mom. She is fun, outgoing and can be borderline obnoxious. She is a prankster, the life of the party and has a hug and kiss for everyone she meets. She turned 70 this year … Continue reading

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Some More Dabbling…

In order to practice my photo skills, I turned to Facebook to enlist guinea pigs *ahem* I mean volunteers. Yesterday, I took the cutest couple out for some pictures and I thought I’d share some of the ones we liked … Continue reading

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