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Pint-Size Freezer Bags!!!

Ziploc has a pint size (2 cup) freezer bag now!!!! I am so excited! I can now freeze my tomatoes in smaller increments without feeling like I am wasting a larger quart size bag. Hurray!#PintSize

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Organizing Project

I worked on a project with my father-in-law yesterday--putting some shelves up in our storage closet. I think I have had that on my list of things to do for about 6 months. It feels so good to get something…

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Age & Happiness

I'm not getting any younger folks! There are moments when it hits me--how in the world do I have 19-year-old son? Where did all the time go? I don't feel 4*! But, my gray hairs keep growing in (curly I…

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Freezing Tomatoes

The EASIEST way to preserve tomatoes is to take off the stems, blend them up, and freeze them in freezer bags. I figure everything I make with these I cook once I defrost them, so why cook them twice, right?#FreezingTomatoes

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Birthday Missionary

Happy Birthday to my 19-year-old missionary! I don't think it is a coincidence that he is so happy because he is serving others all week long. Elder Anderson quote from the week, "We've had a great week and I'm excited…

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Grapes!

We harvested 30 pounds of grapes this weekend. Whew! Now I need to do a little more canning... No rest for the weary!#Harvest #grapes

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A Little Quilting on the Side

Does anyone else get distracted cleaning out closets? I found some squares that I had cut out when I was going through my material and ended up turning it into a quilt this week. My husband asked me, "Was this…

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Book 6

Guess who has had her nose stuck in a book since Tuesday? Oh yeah, the new Michael Vey book 6 came out, "Fall of Hades." She told me I couldn't read it until she was done;). Hurry up, will you?#NewBook…

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Homework

And....the homework fits begin. Sigh! I had forgotten how hard it is to coax a child paralyzed by "too many things to do" to keep moving. My anxiety was through the roof tonight just trying to stay calm and positive…

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Another Milestone

And just like that, she's 12! My how the years fly by.

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Fruit of My Labor

I picked 50 pounds of peaches off of our tree this morning and got to work right away peeling and canning. So far I'm only about half done and I think I'm going to take a break. After being on…

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Missionary Monday

Mondays are now my Missionary son day! It is the day we get to hear updates from him from his mission in Columbus, Ohio. He can only write home on Monday--so it is fun to hear from him. We miss…

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