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Sweet Potato Soup with Buttered Cashews

I posted a picture of this soup in one of my more recent posts and knew I would be getting back to it before fall was over and before the holidays arrived. It was too good not to share. Soup

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Eleanor’s First Halloween!

So it might appear that we went all out this year with our costumes, but it’s all an illusion.Our priority this year was to figure out costumes that got a lot of bang for our buck; all while expending as

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Some scattered thoughts on being grateful

Sauvie Island,  October 2012 I’ve been in a bit of a funk the past few weeks. Eleanor has three teeth coming in right now, so she hates her life. Maybe that’s why. When she hates her life, I hate mine.

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The Change

‘You know you’re alive. You take huge steps, trying to feel the planet’s roundness arc between your feet.’ -Annie Dillard, A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek The change of a season always reminds me. Autumn, especially. When I watch the sun rise

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Apple Cider Doughnuts

So I thought after a way-too-long hiatus from the blog, I’d start it up again right. Apple. Cider. Doughnuts. I know. Reason #867 why fall is my favorite season: an overabundance of mouth-watering treats. It was our first time making

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And Let the Holidays Begin…

My husband’s birthday kicked off the holiday week. I surprised him with a dinner party featuring homemade sushi, individual, seasonal pies from Pie Spot, friends, and lots of sake. I think he felt mighty celebrated. Below was my very own

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Life Lately According to My iPhone…

Between re-doing/organizing our apartment to make room for our little babes and decorating for Advent I think Ikea has officially become my second home. I did it. I bought my big preggo self a nice, roomy winter coat. Even though

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A Few Fall/Holiday Cocktails

First up… Whiskey Cider Photo and recipe via Design Sponge Ingredients Makes 3 servings 3 cups of apple juice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 4 shots (a bit more than half a cup) of Irish Whiskey 3

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So I turned 26 last Saturday. Along with all the other Valentine babies. It’s true. Pay attention to how many birthday alerts you get this month on Facebook. It’s nuts. The husband treated me real good (like he always does

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Re-thinking Horizontal Stripes

Pregnancy is a strange phenomenon. I am fully aware I have a belly, but it still kind of surprises me when I look in the mirror or  try and squeeze between spaces that I used to fit though and…nope, I

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