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Favorite Foods Friday: Balsamic Chicken & Peppers

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Hello, hello!  Happy Friiiiday!   It's Super Bowl this weekend, are you doing anything fun?  It's also the first in a new series for me....Favorite Foods Friday!  I love food.  I love making new foods.  I love to share recipes and ideas.  Dinners, treats, snacks, I love it all.   So what better way, then to share the foods that we are making, trying, and loving, then right here on the blog!  I wish I had a fun Super Bowl food to share with you, but the truth is, we aren't football people.  In fact, I'm pretty sure that I will be sewing or watching a movie with the kids, while the hubby and some buddies go dirt bike riding.

Lately, The Mister and I have been incorporating more chicken into our diet. We are upping our protein and what better way to do it than with chicken, right? (And fish and red meat, we've got it all covered)
However, I am bored of chicken right now.  Straight up b-o-r-e-d of it.  I decided to try and spice it up in the kitchen the other night.  Try…

Thrifty Thursday: Chairs or Benches?

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Back in late fall of 2000, we got married.   With our wedding money we bought this beautiful oak dining room table along with a matching beautiful oak china hutch.    I cherish these two pieces of furniture as it's the first thing we bought as a married couple.  We also bought the four coordinating chairs to go with the table.  Since we were already a family of 3 and it wasn't long before we became a family of 4, we never thought that we would become a family of 6.
Then this sweet little gem surprised us in 2002,
and flash forward to 2005 when we officially became a family of 6.

I can't stop staring at our adorable babies.  I miss them at those ages.  Okay, focus, back to our seating issue...we only had seating for....4.   Now, we did have one child in a high chair and one that was a mere few weeks old.  (That little guy above us)  So this still wasn't a major issue.  It's when that final little one finally grew into the highchair and then outgrew the high chair that o…

It's Rainy Outside but Sunny Inside!

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While it may be looking a little like this outside these days... ....It hasn't stopped me from keeping busy inside.  We are currently knee deep in giving some young ladies, who are no longer little girls, somepre-teen big girl rooms.  I say big girl, because I really refuse to believe my girls are growing up so quickly.  Yes, I'm in denial and please don't take me away from it. 
I have been working on Baby Girl's room because ultimately getting her room done, actually leads into some hallway renovations that I've been wanting to get done.  So that take priority.

Not to mention that she still has her room painted from when she was a toddler.   So she is loooong overdue!
I've gathered a few inspirational ideas along the way.    I have tackled what I actually thought was going to be the biggest pain in my neck first.   We have two of these 9-cube organizers in our house.  One in the family room and one in Baby Girl's room.   Of course, they would be two different c…

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

Wow!  What a whirlwind.  2013 flew right on in and before I knew it, it had breezed right on out!   Who else is feeling like the last 365 days (and then some) have just flown by.  I personally think it gets faster and faster, the older I get. 

2014 is already planning out to be a big year for our family.  

My cousin and his wife are expecting their first child in February, my sister and her husband are expecting their first child in May, my niece is getting married in July, and that's just what is on the calendar right now, who knows what else will be happening!  Weddings and babies, what more could you ask for in a year?

Last year, I thought that this blog would help keep me on track.   I have to say, it did help..... {thismuch}.  Folks, we are busy people.  Four kids, 2 parents, sports and lots and lots of family time camping/boating/vacationing, which didn't leave me much room for crafting, sewing, trying new recipes, or even the DIY on the house that I had envisioned we wou…