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For the past two years I haven’t bought my husband anything for Christmas.  This is at his request because the best Christmas present for him is not spending money!  Well, this Christmas I decided I would take a risk and buy him a gift.  I saw this neat scratch-off map online that I knew he would love.  It combines his love of maps and traveling – and it only cost $8 so he couldn’t get too sad about the money!!

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whole wheat pancakesThis recipe is from my friend Olympia.  She is a fantastic cook with a discerning palate, so when she recommended it to me years ago, I knew it would be good.  Our family loves it, but it wasn’t until I made pancakes from Bisquick that I realized exactly how exceptional this homemade pancake mix is.  It really is so much better than store bought mixes.  I used to make my pancakes from scratch every time – these are just as good, but much more convenient.  This can also be used as a waffle mix. Read More →

Train Birthday Party
Trains are the toy of choice at our house.  Our oldest loved trains from a young age.  And I mean he LOVED trains – we have even bought him the scenic train videos that show trains for hours on end – and he actually sits there and watches them!  So it is really no surprise that our other two boys love trains.  I mean, they didn’t really have a choice.  So when it was time for #2 to have his 6th birthday party, the theme was (wait for it) Trains!!! Read More →