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Review of The Meaning of Wife By Anne Kingston

The Meaning of Wife: A Provocative Look at Women and Marriage in the Twenty-First Century by Anne Kingston My rating: 3 of 5 stars With women moving out of the home into the career world, the definition of wife has changed. One of the main reasons this book received three stars is it is dated.… Continue reading Review of The Meaning of Wife By Anne Kingston

Life advice

Diagnosed with Depression: Freeing

Any stranger on the street would think I was crazy for saying one of the best days of my life as been the day I was diagnosed with moderate depression. And I don't blame them, because when I walked out of the doctor's office with sleeping pills and hormone stabilizers (not mood stabilizers. More on… Continue reading Diagnosed with Depression: Freeing

Recipes

Fried Egg and Mexican Rice

Mmmm...... Meatless Monday. I believe my husband cringes at the dreadful thought of no meat. In his mind, they are transcribed as "I am going to starve." Tonight was different. In fact, he loved this meal. Our kids, 1 out of 3 but hey, they may just be tired of the Mexican kick Momma has… Continue reading Fried Egg and Mexican Rice

Book review, Writing

Review of Back Trail of an Old Cowboy By Paul Young

When I first started my research, I didn't think I would need more than google and the archives from the University of Wyoming. I mean I was a history major after all and had been raised riding horses and moving cattle. Little did I know that when you are trying portray a time a hundred… Continue reading Review of Back Trail of an Old Cowboy By Paul Young

Life advice, Recipes

Prepping for Whole30 (Round 2)

Many of you have been asking questions about Whole30. What is it? First of all, this is not a diet for weight loss and Melissa Hartwig, the co-creator, specifically asks you not to weigh or take measurements during the month you choose to do this. The goal of the Whole30 Program is to understand how… Continue reading Prepping for Whole30 (Round 2)

Recipes

Three Ingredient Pancakes

Breakfast at our house is an important meal of the day. And no, I don't mean the kind that has a cartoon tiger running around saying, "they're great!" and then quietly adding "part of a complete breakfast". Our breakfasts need fruit, veggies or protein to last us 'til noon. Sometimes I can get all three… Continue reading Three Ingredient Pancakes

Sewing, Uncategorized

Bind a quilt with a sewing machine

Quilt binding can be simpler than you think. There are a few ways you can do. In this tutorial I will show you how to create binding from your leftover fabric and sew it on using a sewing machine. Cut 2 inch strips of the material you would like to use for binding. To calculate the… Continue reading Bind a quilt with a sewing machine

Book review

Review of Living with a Seal: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by Jesse Itzler

Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the PlanetBy Jesse Itzler My rating: 4 of 5 stars Light weekend read that leaves you chuckling and questioning how you can push your own boundaries. Jesse Itzler is a one of kind, who fibs his way into amazing situations and pushes the… Continue reading Review of Living with a Seal: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet by Jesse Itzler

Sewing

Sewing Machine Strip Baby Quilt

Babies love texture. In this tutorial I created a strip quilt on my sewing machine using three flannel patterns for the front and a minky fabric for the back. I have made my children a few of these and they love them. They are soft and warm without being bulky. But the best thing about… Continue reading Sewing Machine Strip Baby Quilt

Book review

Review of The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg My rating: 3 of 5 stars While an interesting read, it is not one for a personal bookshelf. This book is not a self-help book but rather an informative nonfiction about habit tendencies in people and companies. People… Continue reading Review of The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg