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Spinning Straw Into Gold

Annoyances tend to come with built in irony, at least around here. I trundle down the basement steps clutching piles of wet jeans so I can hang them close to our wood burning furnace, saving a bit of propane our … Continue reading

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Feast & Famine

Putting food by teaches us what it must have been like for generations before us. It may tell us why they feasted at the holidays too. Continue reading

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Moving Day

We made a lot of trips when we moved from a rental place to our first house. It felt wonderful to settle our somewhat tattered belongings in freshly washed cabinets and closets. We cleverly stupidly used lots of garbage bags … Continue reading

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Don’t Overlook Gratitude’s Shadow Side

I’m all about sweetness and light. Heck, I’m such a gratitude junkie that I write letters of appreciation to strangers. But there’s a flip side, one we shouldn’t ignore. Continue reading

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Thanks to Mom, We Raised Turkeys

Find out what inspired us to raise turkeys and what we learned along the way about tradition, turkey behavior, and what’s really important. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton Wilder

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