Instant Pot Review

For 2 weeks now I’ve been cooking with my Instant Pot every day in some capacity, just so that YOU, dear reader, will know if this is a worthwhile investment for your kitchen. You can find a review of the first 3 dishes I prepared and my opinions in this blog post. I’ve covered my…

Instant Pot Yogurt

While I continue my journey to make anything and everything I can in my Instant Pot for 2 weeks so that I can bring you an unbiased review of the small appliance, I had to bring you this very special post about Yogurt. While having a conversation about the Instant Pot with some of my…

What’s For Dinner Wedesday

Well, it has been a while hasn’t it? I’ve been gone a while, it’s true, but I’ve been busy with all sorts of activities and you, my readers, have been in mind throughout. I now have a number of fun posts in the workings and I think you will be pleased. Tonight, I bring you…

Thread It Up Thursday – OCC Sewing Kit

Our family is participating in Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child for the second year now. Last year we were able to get the whole family together to do it, but this year we’ve had trouble gathering, so it was The Hubs, The Eldest and myself who packed 15 of these beautiful red and green boxes…

What’s For Dinner Wednesday

Call it the reflection of a busy week, or just a feeble mind, but I wrote the post, but forgot to click the “publish” button. Let’s all pretend…just for a moment…that it really is Wednesday and I am not that forgetful. 🙂 I guess it’s a good thing I had an actual Thread it Up…

Photo Phriday: Of Rememberance and Gratitude

  The day after the election I posted about moving forward in a “life goes on” sort of way. It was not meant to be flippant or dismissive to the fears and anger or the anticipation and elation that follow such a passionate election cycle. It was meant, in fact, to be a comment on…

Tried It Tuesday – Teal Pumpkin Success

November 1st is always sort of melancholy for me. After spending a month setting up and tweaking our large display, getting things just right, greeting all people  who drive or walk by in wonder or stop to chat about all that we have up, it’s hard to see it come to an end. But all good…

Teal Is The New Orange

It’s been almost six weeks since I first posted about the Teal Pumpkin project and put my dot on the map. My lonely little dot. At that time I was the only one in my little town, there were two or three in the “big city” of Peoria and one just south of town. Never…

What’s For Dinner Wednesday

It’s a cold, rainy day here in the mid-west, a harbinger of the days to come. But as the saying goes, don’t like the weather here? Wait five minutes and it will change. This is certainly true this week as we will hit 75-degrees on Halloween! I’m not complaining, though it does make the meal…

Try It Tuesday – And Now For Something Completely Different!

I know I’ve been hitting you pretty hard lately with the Teal Pumpkin, so I’m giving you a break about it and not mentioning it…well, I guess I’ve already mentioned it, but that was it, I promise. Tonight I come at you with a little something that has to do with an entirely different holiday….

Monday Musing

We’re just a week away from Halloween and the anticipation of our favorite day is palpable. It’s hard to think of anything else! We are tweaking displays and lighting and adding a few new pieces.   This sign, made by The Hubs, is my favorite new piece! It just makes the whole thing feel complete….