I was always a chocolate person, but as I have gotten older, I am really getting to appreciate buttery/caramelly things.  Not sure that this “appreciation” is really so good for my figure, but if you eat it with apples, it’s not so bad, right? Read More →

mantel closeup

A friend said that she thought I should do a house tour for my blog.  My thought was that:

  1. my house is not “tour-worthy,” and
  2. If I did decide to do a “tour,” it would only be one room at a time because I could only manage to get one room picture-ready at a time!

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I have a love/hate relationship with carving pumpkins.  I love the idea of carving pumpkins, but when it actually comes down to it, the rosy image in my head of our family happily carving pumpkins together while creating wonderful family memories never lives up to the hype.  Instead, the boys need help cleaning out their pumpkins, there are lots of tears because their pumpkin doesn’t look as good as they want it to, they inevitably fight (this is chronic, however, and is unrelated to the pumpkin carving), and I am left cleaning out four pumpkins, soothing frustrations, and trying not to lose my temper.

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