Monthly Archives: November 2011

How to take a family Christmas photo in 127 easy steps

For Tripp and Kelsey, the seven most dreaded words of mine are, “I want to take a family picture.”  The problem is that #1 – Admittedly, I have abused my picture taking allowance in the past from time to time … Continue reading

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A House Divided

Ours is a house divided.  This long-standing rivalry stems from deep-seated family traditions that are woven into the fabric of our very identity.  For nearly twenty years, Tripp and I have stood on opposite sides of the fence regarding this … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Review 2011

Today I am thankful for two things – stretchy pants and no bootcamp.    But all joking aside, yesterday was a wonderful day filled with good food and great family.  I got started early on the star of the big … Continue reading

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A Thankful Heart

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” ~ Karl Barth I found this quote in my daily planner and it really spoke to me.  For the past few days I’ve been pondering the connection between happiness and thankfulness.  For me, … Continue reading

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Homemade Dinner Rolls

I decided last week that I would put to use all the bread skills that I worked so hard on earlier this year and make homemade dinner rolls for Thanksgiving.  But instead of spending hours researching recipes on the internet … Continue reading

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Turkey Day Countdown

It’s two days til Thanksgiving…do you know where your turkey is? I did my big Thanksgiving shopping last Friday so mine is the refrigerator in the basement thawing out.  Today I am making another shopping list of everything I forgot … Continue reading

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Also Known As

I’ve gone by a lot of names in my 43 years. Of course most people know me by my actual name, Kelly, but to my closest friends I am just Kel.   At home I also go by Momma, Dear, or … Continue reading

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Is it too much to ask?

I blame Pinterest.  For weeks I’ve been pinning outfits like this. – I love the look of skinny jeans tucked into tall brown boots.  It’s a classic, effortless look that’s casual yet stylish.  And that is right up my alley.  … Continue reading

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Put That in Your Blog and Smoke It

*Disclaimer…the title of this blog post has absolutely nothing to do with this blog post.  Tripp said it last night while he was pointing out what a great job he was doing with the dishes and it gave me a … Continue reading

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Old Faithful

I would like to introduce you to the hardest working thing in my kitchen. Well except me of course.  And my coffee pot. I got my Kitchen Aid as a gift from Tripp on our second anniversary.  We were living … Continue reading

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