Weekend Update 1/25/2015

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Last week was one of those weeks that seemed to go on forever. On Wednesday a clipper storm passed through dumping a few inches of snow on the ground over the afternoon. It was the pretty kind of snow– heavy, wet flakes that stick to everything except the road. I took the opportunity to get out my new Nikon and experiment a bit. I would have loved to stay out …

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Clickbait. You know you can’t resist. This post may contain affiliate links that help support this blog, time-wasters, and actual helpful or interesting pieces of information. Like Buzzfeed, but 10% less obnoxious. Formerly known as Sunday Smorgasbord. So, what am I clicking on this week? Check it out: 39 Futuristic Kitchen Products You Had No Idea You Needed. I’m all about #6, 8, 10, 20, 22, and 24. And we …

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Weekend Update 1/18/15

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I don’t know if it is the fickle weather, or my hormones, or the changing cosmos but it has been a rather capricious week for me. I’ve bounced back and forth between feeling energetic and getting stuff done and cat napping on the couch in leggings and a pullover thinking that this is the most exhausted I have ever been. I’ve tried to embrace each extreme (sometimes a lazy afternoon …

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Clickbait. You know you can’t resist. This post may contain affiliate links that help support this blog, time-wasters, and actual helpful or interesting pieces of information. Like Buzzfeed, but 10% less obnoxious. Formerly known as Sunday Smorgasbord. So, what am I clicking on this week? Check it out: Have you seen the viral video of the dog who takes the public bus BY HERSELF to the dog park?! Oddly enough, …

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How to Destring Celery Stalks

How to destring celery stalks-- so easy and it really works!

Do you like celery? I do. But what I don’t like is the awful stringy pieces that get inevitably get stuck in your teeth. You’re either left trying to pull the celery out like it’s a strand of natural dental floss (truly classy when you’re in a group) or try to swallow it which is nearly impossible. I’ve mentioned it here on the blog before, but today I’m sharing a …

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Weekend Update 1/11/15

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When I think about the last week the thing that stands out to me the most is that it was really cold! I spent the majority of the week trying not to freeze. A snowstorm blew through on Tuesday which left about 4 inches on the ground. Normally an amount that small is melted by the sun over the next day but because of the chilly temperatures the snow has …

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Clickbait. You know you can’t resist. This post may contain affiliate links, time-wasters, and actual helpful or interesting pieces of information. Formerly known as Sunday Smorgasbord. So, what am I clicking on this week? Check it out: No, you are not running late you are rude and selfish. Had this salad for dinner one night this week (with dairy-free subs, naturally) and it was awesome. Looking forward to trying this …

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Embrace 2015

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The start of a new year is always the season of possibility. It seems like everyone is talking about the changes that they are going to make– how they’re finally going to find that special someone and settle down, get serious about going to the gym, save money for their future, give up soda for real this time. Recycle. Insert pretty much any tried, tired and cliché resolution here; in …

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Weekend Update 1/4/15

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When I think about the last week all I can remember are lazy, seemingly endless grey days spent under piles of blankets watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix or reading a book on my Kindle. I know that I spent time untangling my goals for 2015 and working on my schedule for the upcoming year but those moments feel fleeting and hazy. I’ve enjoyed the time off from a more regimented …

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Sunday Smorgasbord 12/28/14

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I hope everyone had a very happy holiday! It was a whirlwind of activity over here with candy-making and cookie-baking and decorating and present-wrapping, and present-unwrapping, naturally. A lot of time spent in pajamas. Many movies watched. We played Ticket to Ride, listened to holiday tunes, and got pizza from the new Blaze restaurant that opened up nearby. Ranger spent all day Tuesday (after getting back from the groomer) waiting …

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Salami Rolls with Cream Cheese and Pepperoncini (Dairy Free!)

Salami Rolls with cream cheese and pepperoncini from Kikiverde Handmade. Perfect for holiday entertaining! (And this has a variation for using non-dairy cream cheese for all of us who are allergic to dairy products!)

My husband would say that these salami rolls with cream cheese and pepperoncini filling have Pennsylvania written all over them. They definitely do, and that’s fine by me! I remember fondly my grandma Freda and my great and Donner whipping up their own versions during my youth, long before the decade I went vegetarian. These little salami rolls with cream cheese and pepperoncini filling are so quick to put together …

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Sunday Smorgasbord 12/14/2014

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To whom it may concern: Please excuse Kristen from her Sunday blog post. She has been under the weather all week. Thanks. I don’t know if it has been a touch of a virus or exhaustion or a Rheumatoid Arthritis flare-up, but I have spent all week exhausted and feeling like I’m coming down with something. So today I bring you a few photos and that’s about it. I haven’t …

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