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Bee Happy!

I am a pretty easy going gal, but there are a few things that tend to rattle me; having a bee in my shirt is at the top of my list. Last Saturday I pulled into the library parking lot and started to unbuckle my seatbelt. In the slight fold of my t-shirt was a […]

Poofta! Super simple and super yummy.

Poofta! Super simple and super yummy.

Several years ago John’s mom gave us a framed recipe card of one of their family favorite breakfasts. Poofta. It is super easy and is sure to please everyone in your family. What can I say…real butter! I just made some for breakfast this morning and it was so good I thought I would share […]

Friday the 13..more than black-eyed peas.

Friday the 13..more than black-eyed peas.

Friday the 13th is a day some people think of Freddie Kruger style horror flicks. For me, it is a time to remember my Great Grandmother, Claudia Dell Upton, a character plucked from the lush Ozarks. She was full of spunk and plenty of grit. One time she recounted  when she had baked a pie […]

Ooh how sweet and sour!

Ooh how sweet and sour!

Once in a while I make homemade egg rolls.  The deep fried wonton wrappers are crisp and the ingredients are fresh. It is a lot of chopping, dicing and assembling, but so worth it! To top it off I make an amazing sweet and sour sauce. Perfect for egg rolls, meatballs, and broccoli beef.  Seriously..this […]

President’s Day

President’s Day

Today is the day many Americans set aside to think about two of our most beloved and influential Presidents: George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  Both men had a huge part in shaping our country and putting their own lives on the line to fight and defend what they believed was crucial to the survival of […]

Driving Into A New Season

Driving Into A New Season

 It is amazing how one day, one small milestone success can make such a big difference, and just like that (insert sound of snapping of fingers here) your life changes. Amy passed her behind the wheel test. Her laminated driver’s license will be arriving in the mail soon. She is now able to drive herself […]

Birthday! Guess who is turning 50!

Birthday! Guess who is turning 50!

Guess who is turning 50! I can’t believe how fast the years have zoomed past. Funny, I don’t feel like I should be half a century old, but according to my driver’s license, which I now have to read with glasses on. One thing my mom used to do when she made our birthday cakes […]

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Paper Wreath – tutorial

Paper Wreath – tutorial

It wasn’t beginning to look like Christmas at the Seither House. I had seen pictures posted on Facebook of decorated trees and lights glowing from greenery draped banisters,but the Christmas totes of our decorations were still in a small shed. Every time our kids mentioned getting a tree, I felt my inner Grinch start to […]

Nothing says “Good Morning” like a pipin’ hot biscuit.

Nothing says “Good Morning” like a pipin’ hot biscuit.

I love it when the smell of something baking wakes up my family in the morning. There is nothing like the smell of hot biscuits to rouse even the sleepiest teens out of bed. Whether it is topped with a pat of butter and jam, part of a hearty biscuit and gravy meal, or made […]