Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Best Lemonade Ever!

What do you do when you are handed a bunch of lemons?  Well, you make lemonade, of course.  This recipe has elicited more than one “this is the best lemonade ever!” comment from children & lemonade stand patrons alike.  It’s easy … Continue reading

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Fluffball #2 (or is it #3?)

As a teacher, I relate to this sculpture. Is it June yet? Almost! Lately there is always some drama going on around here. It has gotten so intense that I was really looking forward to the drive to Tennessee this … Continue reading

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Frugal Friday Link-up

I have gotten a couple of e-mails from readers who are interested in knowing which websites I like to frequent for my frugal finds.  Well, where do we begin?  There are thousands of websites dedicated to saving money in some fashion or another.  … Continue reading

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Family bonding… picnic style

Is the family picnic a lost art?  Maybe I’m just not in the right place at the right time but I rarely see families out picnicking anymore.  There was a time, not to long ago, when families would load up the old … Continue reading

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Personal Trainer? Do I really need one of those?

Until about a year ago, group fitness was really all I knew about the gym, other than the cardio area.  When I was in high school, I did spend time in the weight room, but I had no clue what … Continue reading

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Crunchy Chicken Casserole

This recipe was submitted by our fearless Photo Editor and webmistress, Kelly Patrick.  To quote her, “This is really yummy!”.  So, enjoy! Crunchy Chicken Casserole   Ingredients: 1 cup chopped celery 1 tbsp butter 2 cups cooked cubed chicken 1 1/2 cups cooked … Continue reading

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Sage Blossoms

Sage blossom–it sounds like a paint color that my daughter Kristin would pick, except that she picks variations on sage green.  Sage blossoms are purple.  I didn’t even know that sage got flowers until two years ago.  (Just shows how ”expert” … Continue reading

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Can money really grow on trees?

Besides the cost of gas, the rising cost of food has to be the next biggest challenge for people today.  It doesn’t matter if you are a family of one or a family of twenty-one, the cost of food is … Continue reading

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Rainy Days

Ahhhh…sometimes a rainy day is a wonderful thing.  It’s a great excuse to take a “me” day and spend some quality time at home with nothing to do.  I picture myself staying in bed, catching up on my dvr’d tv shows and then spending … Continue reading

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Group Fitness, it’s fun to be fit!

Let’s focus this Wednesday’s segment on something I know quite a bit about… Group Fitness I began teaching Group Fitness classes about 5 years ago, after being recruited by the Group Fitness Manager at my gym.  At the time, I … Continue reading

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