BLT Pasta Salad

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 in Side Dishes | 0 comments

BLT pasta salad

 

I can take absolutely no credit for this ingenious invention. I was searching Pinterest for a new and different pasta salad to take the family BBQ for Labor Day and I found this delicious BLT Pasta Salad over at Baker By Nature. I knew it was exactly what I was looking for! I only made one minor alteration to the original recipe and everyone commented that it was delicious. It’s hard not to like something with bacon! 

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Miscarriage: the Do’s and Don’ts of Dealing with Loss

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 in Kids, Marriage | 22 comments

My fingers moved over the keys, playing the beautiful melody, but my mind was very far away. As the choir sang these words, I silently wept at the piano, struggling to see through my tears.

Bow the knee, Trust the heart of your Father when the answer goes beyond what you can see,

Bow the knee, Keep your eyes on Jesus and believe the One who holds eternity,

And when you don’t understand the purpose of His plan,

In the presence of the King, bow the knee.

At that very moment, I was painfully aware of the fact that I was in the process of losing our baby to a miscarriage, and there was nothing I could do about it.

miscarriage

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Let’s Get Real #54

Posted on Aug 28, 2014 in Link Party, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Woot! Woot! Let’s get this Friday started. Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. That’s right! It’s all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and tricks from Real people. That’s you! Grab a cup of coffee (or other preferred beverage ). Relax into a comfy spot and take some time to get to know the great folks that link up here.

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Overnight Apple Oatmeal

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Breakfast, Featured | 6 comments

overnight apple oatmeal

I’ve tried this recipe for Overnight Apple Oatmeal before, but as my Pinterest boards start filling up with apples and other heralds of Fall, I start to crave it again. I took the opportunity to play with the recipe and make a few changes. Waking up to the aroma of apple pie in the kitchen draws you in for breakfast! I find that if I take the time to eat a hearty breakfast like this, I won’t be digging through the cupboards at 10:00 looking for a snack. 

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Dining Room Gallery Wall with Shutterfly

Posted on Aug 24, 2014 in Home and Garden | 16 comments

I was provided with product for this post by Shutterfly. All opinions are 100% my own!

shutterfly gallery wall

My dining room isn’t really a dining room. Not many houses actually have formal dining rooms anymore anyway. At least in our “cookie cutter tract home” suburban city. We live in a small one-story house with a front room where I teach piano lessons and then the kitchen/dining area/living room are all open on the other side of the house. The dining room is carpeted, which I HATE. I have three young boys! Who thinks carpet under the table is EVER a good idea?!? The builders who are trying to make a small space look larger, that’s who. Honestly, I love our little house. It is so much better than living in the cracker box condo we used to own. But defining the spaces has proven a little complicated. So when I was given the opportunity to try out Shutterfly’s new Design-a-Wall feature, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

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Strawberry Lemon Butter Cookies and Doctor Who

Posted on Aug 22, 2014 in Desserts, Featured | 5 comments

strawberry lemon butter cookiesTomorrow, the next season of Doctor Who (or series as they call it in the UK) begins. My husband dragged me kicking and screaming into the science fiction fantasy world of Doctor Who. Now, it’s one of my favorite shows. Occasionally throughout the show, the Doctor will enjoy a “Jammy Dodger” so I thought they would be fun to make for our premier party. :) Now, I know these Strawberry Lemon Butter Cookies I found at Lissiegirl Blogs aren’t REALLY a Jammy Dodger, but they are close enough. And bonus: they’re delicious! 

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Let’s Get Real #53

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Woot! Woot! Let’s get this Friday started. Let’s Get Real is all about Healthy Living. That’s right! It’s all about Real Food, fitness, health and wellness, and home life tips and tricks from Real people. That’s you! Grab a cup of coffee (or other preferred beverage ). Relax into a comfy spot and take some time to get to know the great folks that link up here.

**This week you can enter to win next week’s special co-host spot. If you are interested in co-hosting next week, please enter the rafflecopter give-away. We would love to have you join us for the week.**

Special Note: We have started a “Let’s Get Real Bloggers Facebook Group“. We would love to have all of you Let’s Get Real bloggers join us as we help each other to grow.

 

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