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We tried Instant Pot Popcorn…here’s what happened

Instant pot popcorn vs stove popped popcorn

Just for some fun, I wanted to try popping popcorn in the Instant Pot. I’ve had my IP for exactly one month and other than making pumpkin puree, soups and applesauce, I hadn’t been successful with much else. I know I just need to play around with it more. So anyway, tonight, I decided to […]

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On the First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me..

…A cold. Technically, my true love didn’t give me this cold. My little love did. After doctoring on him all last week, he happily shared his little germs with me. I had so many plans to make cookies with the kids, fix some greens, play with them with all of their new toys. But my […]

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Lessons Learned

lessons from my mother

One year ago today, I took two flights home to find that I was just 45 minutes shy of saying goodbye to my mother as she left this earth.  A wise friend once told me not to count the weeks and months that go by; it wouldn’t be a fair way to let myself heal […]

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Waffle Wednesdays

waffle

Everybody’s heard of Taco Tuesday. So how about Waffle Wednesday?   Waffles on Wednesday started when I realized we only have full size breakfasts on Saturday. Because of my work schedule (which is Monday through Friday), I would often get up on Saturday mornings and make pancakes, eggs and maybe some bacon and sausage. Usually […]

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A Mother’s Day Memory

first-time grandma

My Favorite Memory Of My Mother is the day she became a grandmother. She flew out a couple days before Elijah was born. She was hoping to be right on time for his delivery but my little boy was a little late. She came with me to the hospital as they induced me. I remember […]

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From The Teacher’s Desk: Helping Your Child Become a Reader

Reading

During Reading Week and while waiting for my students to be picked up, a parent handed me a ton of books. I say ton, but it was more like 12 books. To me it was a ton because we are in such desperate need of books in my classroom. It was like she was handing […]

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Head Wraps: A Dedication To My Ma

Hello there! As you can see in the title, this post is about head wraps! What’s a head wrap? A head wrap is a fun way to accessorize your hair/head using a scarf. Now you don’t want to use a winter scarf. You want to use a scarf that is light weight. It can have […]

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Mixing Up Your Date Activities: Not Your Usual Dinner And A Show

Sur La Table

Keeping it hot with a cooking class at Sur La Table I have been wanting to take a cooking class for a while now. Not because I need any skills training (I do) but because I thought it would be a fun date activity. Initially I had planned for us to take this cooking class […]

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It’s Our Five Year Wedding Anniversary!

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Five Years and Counting! On, November 13th, the hubby and I reached a milestone…we celebrated our fifth year wedding anniversary. Alright you youngins, don’t laugh! My veteran couples of 10 years plus can tell you that this is a big deal. Shout out to my parents going 38 years strong! Whew! I am gonna keep this […]

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