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A Few of My Favorite Summer Things

Happy summer!!! Since today is officially the first day of summer, I thought I would take some time to write about my favorite things about summer! (These are not necessarily in order of importance.) 1. Sweet Freedom! Ah, yes. The life of a teacher. I thoroughly enjoy teaching students, but I enjoy a relaxing summer equally as much! I can…

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How to Crochet a Dishcloth

I come from a crafty family. Many of our family Thanksgivings involved forming a production line of Christmas gifts or ornaments that one of my aunts had an idea for. My mom and I have dabbled in many different mediums, but I have come back to crochet time and time again. When I was young, my mom taught me how…

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Homemade Whipped Cream

Yesterday, I made a strawberry pie to take to a family picnic. What is strawberry pie without whipped cream?! Last weekend, for the first time, I made my own whipped cream. I was so excited! (My husband was pretty impressed, too!) It has always been something I found slightly intimidating. The idea of having to whip something for an exact…

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

This weekend, we are taking a trip to a state park and having a family picnic. We take this trip almost every summer. Someone always drives up early and picks out the same picnic tables each year. They are near a bathroom, walking distance to the lake and “beach,” and heavily shaded. It is always a really enjoyable day spent…

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Oven Roasted Vegetables

Last night for supper, I got some fish fillets out of the freezer and was thinking about what sides to make along with them. I love sweet potatoes. They are full of nutrients and they taste great! My favorite way to prepare them is roasted in the oven. So, normally, if I am heating up the oven for sweet potatoes,…

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Steamed Eggs

My husband and I go through a lot of eggs. I eat an egg muffin sandwich each morning, and my husband enjoys omelets on the weekends. During the week, he is usually trying to run out the door and get to work as quickly as he can, so breakfast sometimes goes by the wayside for him. But, if I keep…

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Cold Brew Coffee

I have been noticing a cold brewed coffee trend at various coffee places, such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, and even Sheetz. As I watch the commercials and read the signs, I question what this craze is all about. So, in order to find out, I did a little research on Pinterest. I love Pinterest; everything you could ever want to…

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