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.family sunday.
  B -  I love doing the mundane with you; just cleaning the house side by side, or grocery shopping is made fun when you are next to me.   J - Helping me make pancakes has been on your mind this week. I think you and I have made pancakes at least 3 differen...

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.pleasant words.
I know you've heard the old phrase "sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me." It's not really true, is it? The truth is words often hurt more. My words are quick to come, and it has been a lifelong battle to make sure my words are e...

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.thanksgiving recipes: sesame-date treat.
After a long week of sick babies, sick mama, and hard-working dada, I'm back with an easy and unique recipe!     I'm not quite sure what to label these: appetizer, dessert...I just don't know. But they're tasty! Dates and tahini lend a very unique taste to ...

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.ingredients.
You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients. Julia Child   Let's talk ingredients . Before we jump into sharing ingredients, I want to share my philosophy about the foodstuffs that are included in all of ...

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.allergy-free meals.
    I love good food as much as the next person. But good food doesn't always love me. A multitude of crippling symptoms have led me to a very strict diet. Last month I spent mourning the loss of a  LOT of my favorite foods. It was frustrating to know I cou...

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.november.
It was November--the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul. L...

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.thirty-one days of minimalism: conclusion.
  The journey and decision for minimalism in our family was a long process. And a very personal one. It isn't always easy to pare down those sentimental objects. There is still momentary hurt and frustration when an object is broken. And we still own plenty...

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.thirty-one days of minimalism: goodness.
  There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth.   Leo Tolstoy

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.thirty-one days of minimalism: forgotten things.
  I hope you are enjoying this series on minimalism as much as I am enjoying it! I already feel my home is getting cleaner and easier to manage and live in. Today I have a truth to share with you as you begin to go through your belongings and decide what ca...

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.thirty-one days of minimalism: why.
So why minimalism anyways?   Today, I wanted to share the personal reasons I have for choosing a more minimalistic lifestyle for my family.   I don't want to spend my time managing stuff. I just don't. I want to spend it with my kiddos, working on projects,...
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