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Archive for September 2012

Clothing Challenge Month Week 4

23 Items to donate We made it through the month!!Here is what my closet looks like:35 items hanging up, 23 items to donate. I have kept:9 short sleeve shirts (button & fitted v-neck)7 fitted long sleeve v-neck shirts6 layering tank tops5 pants/shorts/capris 35 Items hanging in my closet. 3 skirts1 fleece sweater1 jacket1 coat2 dressesI…

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Grain Free Peanut Butter Bars

Fall is in the air and it’s finally nice to want to use the oven again! I am home most of the time, but I tend to fantasize about what it’s like to walk into our house with good smells… Now, to be fair, I have walked into the house with good smells. Sometimes it’s…

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Minimalism: Simplifying Your Schedule

Feel like you’re running in a million different directions? Most of the time, I think Americans run their life from 3 feet above their head. We don’t take time to sit and be here. In the moment, in this room, on this chair. It’s a rather disjointed life. Simplify your schedule. Children: When did it become…

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Christian Faith and Minimalism

. Update 5-14-2019: Like everything, I’ve grown and learned more since I first wrote this article. I don’t want to go back and edit or change it, because it gives a good example of what God has taught me and how He has changed me. But if you would like to read my most recent thoughts,…

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Clothing Challenge Month Week 3

Three weeks down, one to go! For the month of September, we have been doing a clothing challenge. Read the rules and goals here. Here is what my closet looks like: 28 hangers turned the correct way. 19 shirts, 3 skirts, 5 pants, 1 short I’m estimating that I actually wear 1/2 of what I…

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Dehydrating Hot Chili Peppers

All summer I’ve been collecting hot chili peppers from the farmer’s market and bringing them home to the dehydrator. I am totally hooked. We love some spice to our food, but I have sensitive skin and I find it annoying to haul out the plastic gloves just to dice up one tiny pepper. I’ve done…

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Eggplant Parmesan

I love summer when so many different vegetables are available from the farmer’s market! So far, I haven’t been able to successfully grow eggplant in my own garden, but many of the booths have beautiful eggplants tempting me! Eggplant Parmesan Ingredients: 2 lbs ground beef 1 onion, diced 1 large tomato, diced 2 medium eggplants, diced Salt to taste…

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Ants on a Log

This is comfort food for me. It reminds me of my grandmother, who would take them to every church potluck we attended. This is one of those snacks that the kids can prepare themselves. After you bring the celery home, wash it, cut it and store it in the fridge ready to go. When the…

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Clothing Challenge Month Week 2

For the month of September we are doing a clothing challenge. Read the rules and goals here. Half way through the challenge and this is what my closet looks like:19 hangers turned the correct way: 3 skirts, 5 pants, 1 short, 10 shirts. In the last 2 weeks I have come to realize that I…

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Crepe Cream

I know it’s not the most creative name… …and it sounds kind of funny when you hear across the table: “Pass the crepe cream please!” But it is what it is. And it’s delicious. It’s like eating cheesecake for breakfast. Cheesecake doesn’t have a very creative name either and we all love it!! Crepe Cream…

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Clothing Challenge Month Week 1

For the month of September we are doing a clothing challenge. Read the rules and goals here. First week of the clothing challenge is done! Here is what my closet looks like:12 hangers are turned to the correct way. 3 skirts, 3 pants, 6 shirts.One shirt had to be thrown away, since I completely stained…

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What to Store Under Your Kitchen Sink

What gets stuffed under your kitchen sink? Single rose vases? Bad chemicals that you’ve sworn off of, but don’t know what to do with? A cast iron dutch oven that didn’t get cleaned after that roast 4 months ago and now you’re afraid of it? Oops- that was me! (When I was around 20 I…

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Salmon Salad in Lettuce Wrap

This is a cool summertime lunch and is so quick and easy! Salmon Salad Ingredients: 12 ounces wild caught salmon 3 pickles, chopped 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, more or less to taste 1 head romaine lettuce Directions: Drain the salmon and put the salmon in a small mixing bowl. Add pickles and mayonnaise, mix well. Serve in a lettuce leaf.…

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