31 08, 2012
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Awkward/Awesome: Traumatized

By |August 31st, 2012|Categories: Awkward Awesome|Tags: |

Awkward: *I'm never waxing anything but my eyebrows again. I'm so traumatized. *I'm on the last season of my latest Netflix tv show binge. Now what am I going to do while folding clothes late at night? *Massive amounts of watered down apple juice and general junk make my kids not-so-adorably squirrelly. *I've definitely hit

28 08, 2012
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Life: Julia

By |August 28th, 2012|Categories: Life|Tags: , , |

Some of you are friends with me on my personal Facebook page and read that my Grandma Julia passed away a little over a week ago. This is what I wrote at the time: "My Grandma Julia passed away last night. I didn't get to know her very well but I will always remember her

27 08, 2012
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Meal Plan: Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

By |August 27th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce This recipe is so fast and easy. I've made it 3 times since I first found the recipe. Fig, Bacon, Goat Cheese, Arugula Pizza and Peach, Basil, and Balsamic Pizza I used this dough recipe for both kinds of pizza. It is a lot faster than the pizza dough recipe

17 08, 2012
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Awkward/Awesome: Like It’s 1998.

By |August 17th, 2012|Categories: Awkward Awesome|Tags: |

Awkward: Veda is a biter. She gets that from me. Her creepy zombie go for the face move is all her though. Best thing I said at the state fair, "but I like the feeling of eminent death." I'm so excited for fall to come that I almost don't care that it will mean winter

14 08, 2012
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Life: Iowa State Fair

By |August 14th, 2012|Categories: Life|Tags: |

My wonderful in-laws invited us on a little day trip to the Iowa State Fair so last weekend we made the 2 hour drive to Des Moines. I can't tell you how much I love driving across Iowa. Most people not from the Midwest just see it as flat and boring but I love the

13 08, 2012
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Meal Plan: Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Pasta

By |August 13th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

Meal Plan: Ham and Cheese Waffles with Fresh Fruit Shrimp Tacoswith Rice and 'Refried' Black Beans 'Refried' Black Beans: Combine 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained) with 1-2 cups of chicken or beef broth (enough to cover), 1 tablespoon cumin, 2 bay leaves, 1 teaspoon celery salt, 2 teaspoons garlic powder, and a dash

10 08, 2012
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Awkward/Awesome: Splash-Back

By |August 10th, 2012|Categories: Awkward Awesome|Tags: |

Awkward: Leaving the car door open while putting Dex in the cart at Costco and singing and dancing to peanut butter jelly time while a guy patiently waits for me to pause so he can tell me he's trying to get in the car next to us but my door is blocking him. He so

8 08, 2012
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Iced Oatmeal Cookies

By |August 8th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

I saw a recipe on Pinterest for iced oatmeal cookies and knew I had to try it out. Iced oatmeal cookies are one of my all time favorite cookies and remind me of baking cookies with my Grandma when I was little. I've been trying different recipes for a while now and they are always

7 08, 2012
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Life: Kidding! Not Really.

By |August 7th, 2012|Categories: Life|Tags: |

*I got bit on the forehead by something yesterday and now it's swollen to the size of a ping pong ball. Should I be worried about spider eggs exploding from my face or some kind of terrible face exploding insect saliva or something? *I admit it... I cry every time I watch The Notebook... I

6 08, 2012
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Meal Plan: Roasted Chicken and Tomato Pasta

By |August 6th, 2012|Categories: Meal Plans|Tags: , |

I can eat soup any time of year. I think it is the absolutely most perfect meal. It's a great way to stretch a buck and is usually loaded with vegetables. You can find a soup recipe for whatever you have in your pantry and refrigerator and can throw it all in a pot and