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A girl in love with the seasons who wants to cram as much as she can into the 365 days of the year to live a life of bliss.
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As a new mama learning how to juggle a baby with dinner preparation, let alone, entertaining guests, my dear friend Rhonda had our family over for dinner and prepared this scrumptious one-dish meal. When she told me how easy it was to prepare, I couldn't wait to try it out.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
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Lakeport, California Always be on the lookout for wonder. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
Thank you for sharing your shared feelings and fear Nancy. May we all continue to live life to the fullest. Blessings to you and your family as well.
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Christmas To Do List The Real Christmas To Do List Be present. Wrap someone in a hug. Send peace. Donate food. Make love. Be the light! Author: Unknown Related articles Truly the Best Buttermilk Pancakes Ever! Turkey Cranberry Pockets - Great For Thanksgiving Leftovers 5 Thanksgiving Favorites: 2014 Edition Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
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Need an idea for a Christmas Appetizer that is sure to please? Here are my top 10 Best Christmas Appetizers perfect for the holiday season. 1. Blue Cheese and Hazelnut Bruschetta Blue Cheese and Hazelnut Bruschetta and Granny's Cocktail Sausages 2. Roasted Beets with Rosemary Gorgonzola Spread Roasted Beets and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
Thanks for sharing this Anastasia! This is so interesting to read about traditions in other countries, such as yours. The food looks delicious in your photos! So curious what the vertical dish is that looks to have olives and cherry tomatoes with toothpicks in it? Is it a type of dip or spread? Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you!
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Need a holiday gift idea for a family with teens? Here are some tried and true favorite family games that the teens in our family (and their friends) always seem to love to join in and play. Top 10 Favorite Family Games Appealing to Teens 1. Scattergories (ages 13 and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
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This is my most requested recipe for family and friends and I owe it all to a favorite scrapbook artist/blogger whose recipe I stumbled upon years ago...the famous Becky Higgins. This is one of the most requested recipes ever. Every time I make this, someone asks for the recipe. We... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
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Hands-down the best buttermilk pancakes ever! I am not exagerating by any means. These are hands-down the very best buttermilk pancakes ever. Yes, I'll admit that the recipe did originate with Miss Martha Stewart herself and my dearest friend Chelsea introduced these bad boys to me over breakfast years ago.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
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When I was in college there was this cookie store in downtown Eugene, Oregon that made these amazing perfectly soft chocolate cookies topped with marshmallow and then a swirl of chocolate mocha frosting. They also sold cookie dough cones which were sugar ice cream cones filled with scoops of cookie... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
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The McKenzie River, Eugene, Oregon Stay Connected - Grab your love, hold hands and go on a fall picnic amongst the leaves, near a babbling brook, in crisp weather perfect for snuggling under a cozy quilt and nestling amongst the magnificent inspiration of fall foliage. Toss three pebbles into a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
Thanks John! Go Ducks! Here's to a BCS Championship in 2015! Happy Thanksgiving my friend!
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I love random acts of kindness and goodwill towards others. This was a little bouquet we put together for one of Bella's teachers. Related articles Amish Friendship Bread - the gift that keeps giving... Thanksgiving Recipes and Resources I Love Get the chopsticks ready for this Hibachi Steak or Chicken... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
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Although Saturday is definitely my favorite day of the week, Sunday runs a close second because of the slower paced day with anticipation of a Sunday Supper with family. This recipe for Brown Sugar and Spice Crusted Pork Tenderloin smoked on the Traeger grill and served with this Pear Lime... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
I adore homemade cranberry sauce and could not imagine my Thanksgiving meal without it! I understand how it gets a bad rap from the jellied canned version. It takes such a few minutes to make a delicious version from fresh cranberries! This is a favorite of mine http://whatmattersmostnow.typepad.com/my-blog/2014/11/5-thanksgiving-favorites-2014-edition.html Happy Holidays!
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Five Thanksgiving Favorites Something Old and Something New... There is something about Thanksgiving that speaks of the blending of old traditions and recipes with new ones. My Grandma Nadean played "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on the piano at my wedding and it is one of my most precious memories of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
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We first met at a UO Duck football game, so we get to return to the place where we first fell for each other whenever we cheer on our team! I love sharing our passion for the Ducks and my alma mater with our kids! It's a well known fact... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
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There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shore line, no matter how many times it is sent away. There is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shore line, no matter how many times it is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
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If you have not yet tried Trader Joe's Chai Tea Latte, you must. You just add boiling water and stir yet you get the most wonderful hot tea beverage as a result. This beats any other Chai Tea I've tried! Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
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Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Grant Navigator
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Sausage. Kale. Cream. Who knew that this strange blend of ingredients would create the most magnificent soup? Zuppa Toscana with kale, sausage, potatoes in a chicken cream broth makes a simple weeknight dinner. Zuppa Toscana (Toscana Soup) Ingredients: 2 3/4 cups chicken broth 1/4 cup heavy cream 2 cups kale,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
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So grateful for friendships new and friendships old. You attract the right things and people when you have a sense of who you are. -Amy Poehler Related articles What Makes Me Happy Today: Afternoon Snacks Olive Lover's Muffuletta Sub Sandwich - Best Tailgating Game Day Food What to do with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at What Matters Most Now
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Nothing conjures up good memories of my favorite after school snacks when growing up more than this Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies Recipe. This makes me happy on a fall day like today. Old Fashioned Molasses cookies, apple cider and fruit Related articles Olive Lover's Muffuletta Sub Sandwich - Best Tailgating... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at What Matters Most Now