Christmas, devotions, holidays, Uncategorized

The Mess of the Manger

  Crystal. Olive wood from the holy land. Hand carved Bavarian. Faceless collectible figurines (I always will see if those are of Amish design…prices range from a dollar for an ornament at dollar tree to. Thousands. For a nativity scene. The choices are endless. One for every decor and budget. All carefully crafted to represent one of the most holy events…

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holidays, recipe

Thanksgiving recipe- Fresh Cranberry Relish Tutorial

Ingredients: 2 – 12 oz bags fresh cranberries 1 1/2 Cups sugar 1 giant (Christmas stocking type) Navel orange- zested- then pith removed and cut into large chunks 1) Wash- pick over cranberries (It’s our traqdition to have the kids do this part) 2) Zest orange (I use a very sharp peeler- make sure you there is no pith- it’s…

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holidays, Uncategorized

The Little Drummer… Mom

Gifts. Presents. Shopping.  Just about finished.  Whew. Let’s face it, some people are easier to buy for than others. There are gifts that I knew immediately would be “just right” for someone, and then there are gifts- that I’ll sweat about until long after Christmas. There are picky people- that are tough to shop for- and then there are people who…

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running… out… of…. time….

Have yet to knit-  A hat (copy of a Hollister Co. Hat ) (already started…fingers crossed, which makes it hard to knit, I’ll tell you that.) Tiny little ballerina slippers for my niece.  Have yet to do…. Oh- way too much to list here. Let’s just say I have 3 spreadsheets I’m working from… Christmas Spreadsheets: (yeah, I’m crazy like…

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Fly Lady. net, holidays, house-keeping, humor, knitting, random domesticity

In which the microwave croaks and I forget how to cook….

It’s just one of the many things I am culinarilary (just made that word up- I like it)  dependant on.  It takes up my counter space and requires constant cleaning.  (Why can’t ANYONE put paper-towel or a napkin over what they are cooking????  Including me:() Like a magic black box- (sometimes considerably brighter than me) it heats everything from spaghettios to…

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