Homeownership Adventures… and Plumbing!

Homeownership Adventures… and Plumbing!

In the short time since we’ve gotten our home, we have done the regular things to make a home ones’ own and normal maintenance: painted, had new carpet installed, weeded, unpacked, picked up walnuts from the yard, mowed, shoveled snow, installed a fencing solution, etc….

Beyond those tasks, we have also woken up in the morning to no water pressure to then by the end of the day have had paid for a new well pump. Oh, Yea! I suppose this is why we have an emergency fund for days like these and a good thing too we did already have one ready established.

That was just about two weeks ago. Read more

Winter Center Piece

Winter Center Piece

Most of the family holiday dinners we go to, be it Thanksgiving or Christmas, is served buffet style. Dishes are laid out in the kitchen for people to pile on to their plates and then find a spot at the table. With the food out in the kitchen, there is plenty of space on the table for mom’s china place settings, butter, salt, pepper, and a centerpiece. The most memorable centerpiece my Mom puts out is her Snowbabies.

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On one end is a snowball fight, with two fortified behind a wall. Read more

New Camera

New Camera

Ben gave me a DSLR camera, a Canon EOS Rebel T6, early for Christmas this year! I am so excited to learn more about photography and how to work the camera. Below are a few photos taken with the camera that I posted on Emma’s Instagram, I love the wifi function!

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Christmas Meringues

Christmas Meringues

Christmas tree meringues

I had a lunch late last month with a friend and we had a lot of fun catching up and talking about Christmas cookies. She told me about how she’d love to make sugar cookies and try to make meringues again. She told me about her trials before of batches thrown out and puddles of meringue not lived up to the Pinterest pictures. I was totally up to the challenge, I had felt the same woes before in my attempts to make french macarons, which still have much room for improvement. Read more

Christmas Wreaths

Christmas Wreaths

With a live Christmas tree comes pine tree trimmings! The trimmed branches have been sitting outside for a bit and I finally made it to the craft store this week to pick up a couple of wreath frames, floral wire, and extra decor for my three wreaths. Read more

Chocolate Pretzel Holiday Snack

Chocolate Pretzel Holiday Snack

M&M Pretzel Snack

This holiday snack is salty and sweet, yum yum! Round pretzels filled will kisses and M&Ms. Sweet milk chocolate and a salty pretzel keep me coming back for more. They are relatively easy to make. The only time-consuming part is unwrapping all your chocolate kisses firsts, I suggest watching a movie or tv show while doing this. Read more

Caring Jambalya

Caring Jambalya

*This is not a sponsored post.

In the area we live in, a big fundraising effort is made in December for We Care. Efforts involve Christmas light displays, people out collecting with donation buckets at intersections, a telethon, and apparently a shop with cookbooks!

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