As I’ve mentioned before, breakfast is always the hardest meal for me to get on the table. We have a couple of make-ahead breakfast recipes, like crockpot oatmeal and breakfast burritos, that we enjoy frequently, but I still turn to cereal more often than I like to admit. We’re trying to cut down on processed … Continue reading →
Years ago, at my wedding reception, I sang “Any Man Of Mine” by Shania Twain to my very surprised new husband. I don’t think he understood the full weight of the line “When I cook him dinner and I burn it black, he’d better say, ‘mmm, I like it like … Continue reading →
Last week, as I was grating a bar of soap to make another batch of homemade laundry detergent, I decided that there had to be a better way. So, after a little poking around on-line, I learned that Ivory soap expands and turns to a foam when heated in the … Continue reading →
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I think we all struggle with procrastination from time to time, but some people seem to be extra prone to it. I am one of those people. I think for me it’s actually a symptom of perfectionism. I will spend days, or even weeks, delaying the start of a project … Continue reading →
This post brought to you by American Heart Association. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Our Life Out Here. We’ve all heard the phrases “If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy,” and “Happy wife, happy life.” For me, they have always brought up images of a spoiled, bratty … Continue reading →
Few things make me think of simpler times like the screech and bang of a screen door. My thoughts immediately migrate to homemade pies, barefoot summers, and snapping green beans. So, I decided early on that a screen door is an essential part of our farm house. However, my many searches for old screen … Continue reading →
Imagine one of your best friends comes over to share a late lunch. You greet her enthusiastically at the door and offer her a seat in the dining room as you scoop your chicken salad into a pretty bowl. You return, bowl in hand, and join her at the table … Continue reading →
With four kids, I’ve been through my share of kid birthday parties. And, I have to admit that I quickly learned to dread them–especially toddler birthday parties! But, learning these tips has put the joy back into celebrating my kids’ birthdays. Keep the numbers down. While it may seem like … Continue reading →
I love old movies! I love getting a peek into how life might have been before we became so industrialized as a nation. One thing that has always fascinated me is how the whole town seemed to look forward to the County Fair. The whole family would load up their … Continue reading →
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