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Happy Friday! My husband was gone for 8 days, but it felt like 6 weeks. I picked him up from the train this morning and was glad to have my battle buddy back. Why is everything scheduled for the week that you need to solo parent? I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it until […]

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January was a tough month. I am so grateful that it is over and that we can put it behind us. The shutdown took a toll on us and was so stressful. It really made me evaluate some things and it also really made me homesick for the Coast Guard community. We got our official […]

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Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats for a good cause // The perfect combination of Rice Krispies, Fruity Pebbles, and marshmallow. Everyone is powerless over these.  Ava dubbed these Rainbow Rice Krispie Treats as “rainbows in a dark place”. During a challenging January, we made these at least five times and played with the ratios until we […]

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Happy Friday! I need to thank you for the kind messages and comments about last week’s Happy Friday post. Thankfully, the government has turned back on, and we are crossing our fingers that it stays open after the 15th. The kindness of people has been overwhelming. It was incredible to watch people come together and […]

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Sheet Pan Vegetable Fajitas with Avocado Cilantro Cream Sauce // An easy weeknight sheet pan vegetarian fajita recipe with avocado cream sauce.  There are very few dinners that everyone in my house will agree on. Couple that with everyone getting home late from work, and practice, and lessons, dinner can be a free-for-all. I love to […]

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Lemony Vegetable Minestrone Soup // A citrusy vegetarian twist on the traditional minestrone soup. This can be made with ingredients you probably already have on hand. I love soup so much. My kids, not so much. Ava calls it “wet food”. Rude. I could eat soup every day. I love chopping the vegetables, the stirring, […]

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I tried to post last Friday and I was just too defeated to do it. I sat in front of my computer many times and just couldn’t bring myself to write anything. We are on Day 35 of the government shutdown and morale is low. Very, very, low. I realize fully that unless you are […]

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Nutella Swirl Banana Bread – a chocolate hazelnut twist on the classic banana bread recipe. The Internet can be a crazy place. I “met” a friend in a photography Facebook group. She and her husband were transferring to Germany, to another base in Germany, and was asking for some advice. I sent her some things […]

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