Aaaannnnd it is October! How did that happen? Everything flies by as soon as school starts, doesn’t it? Now its time to start decorating our stoops with pumpkins and laughing skeletons, not to mention everything on earth is suddenly pumpkin spice flavored. last year, I went shopping the day after Halloween to buy the marked down decor, so this year I can actually decorate for October. We have no ….
We finally have an actual dining room. like real grown ups. With a place to sit and everything. It only took until I was pushing 40 to achieve it! Haha. Some of us are late bloomers I guess. Since our house is cut up into a ton of really tiny rooms, it is kind of difficult to photograph. The dining room has a built-in hutch. I left the original oak, ….
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Why a GIANT pot? Well, summer squash and zucchini season is the only time I cook with these vegetables. And when it is zucchini season, we are FLUSH. Plus, it is hot and humid during zucchini season, so I like to cook a huge pot of dinner one day and then eat leftovers for three days. If you hate leftovers, you might want to cut the recipe in half and ….
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Some time in the past 10 days the air changed. It is in the 60-70 degree range around here and the air has that dying leaves smell. We started harvesting squash and the succulents started pumping out their last hurrah. It is here. Fall. Autumn. Maybe it is no where to be seen in your neck of the woods, here in Minnesota it decided to start leaking out at us ….
How INSANE is back-to-school season? I was just buying the eight billion items on the school supply lists and it was a total zoo at the store. Not to mention, the list was insanely long. I just purchased more supplies for one year than I used for my entire public school career. Although, when I think about the number of projects my son brought home from kindergarten last year, ….
Summer mean fresh, seasonal fruit that is just not the same at other times of the year. Save the winter squash for ………winter. While the heavier smoothies are great in colder months, we love something light and fresh when it is hot outside, or when you just wish it was hot outside! Some of these could be a meal replacement, while some could just be a base for a great ….
So, seeing as how our house is a modestly sized mid-century rambler, there is one bath tub in the house. Our main floor has the main bathroom, plus a small awkward quarter bath right across the hall. I imagine the tiny quarter bath used to just be a linen closet at some point. Anyway, the main bath is the one we all use since it has the only tub. It ….