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Latest Knitting, a Recipe for Cheese Pie, and some Tidying

Posted by mrssmythe on February 24, 2019 in Cooking, Crafting, Housekeeping, Old Books, Toys, Week in Review |

This week, we’ll start with the cooking. Have you ever had the toasted ravioli at Olive Garden? We’re huge fans and were hoping to recreate the dish at home. Pepper found a wonderful copycat recipe. You can access it HERE. It’s not very difficult, but I find (after making these twice) that the whole process […]

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Help With the Laundry

Posted by mrssmythe on February 23, 2016 in Crafting, Housekeeping |

During the past week (when I was recovering from my cold), the kids were on school break. And, since I was stuck around the house, chained to a box of tissue, they were stuck around the house. All of our plans for break week outings were suddenly put on hold. The girls were pretty good sports […]

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Coming Full Circle

Posted by mrssmythe on January 18, 2016 in Critters, Housekeeping, Musings, Seasons |

Recently, I looked back at some of my old posts to see what the family was doing a year ago. Did we have snow? What projects was I working on? Were we enjoying the winter? Imagine my surprise when I hit the archives and found that our life right now is pretty much the same as it was in […]

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First S’More of the Season

Posted by mrssmythe on April 13, 2015 in Celebrations, Housekeeping, Musings, Seasons |

Sunday was amazing. We hit seventy degrees. It was sunny. It was warm. The only thing that wasn’t ideal was the fact that everyone was outside working. I noticed it on my way to and from church. Homeowners were out in droves – raking, sweeping, tidying. Sure, they were wearing tank tops. Sure, they were outdoors, getting […]

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Magical Tidying

Posted by mrssmythe on January 30, 2015 in Art, Family, Housekeeping |

I’m in the midst of a cleaning frenzy. It probably has something to do with the weather. But, mostly, it’s a reaction to a book I read called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I enjoy reading housekeeping books – they keep me motivated – but, the tips in this one are easier (and better, I think) than most, […]

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