Home & Garden, Recipes

Homemade Fresh Salsa

I am so excited to be moved into my own website! Trying to get everything set up was an experience, to say the least! There are still a few things I need to adjust to my liking, and I am learning as I go, so thank you for sticking with me! So anyway, we had a picnic a few days…

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Teaching, Uncategorized

Archery at Hope’s Haven

Three years ago, the small private school I teach at began forming an archery program for the students. Because I had some previous archery experience, I became the coach. This year, we officially joined the National Archery in the Schools Program and had nearly all of our middle and high school students involved in the program. Our middle school team…

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About, Exercise & Health, Uncategorized

Crosscutters 5K

This morning my running friend and I took a bit of a road trip to run a 5K race at a minor league ballpark. The registration fee was donated to a good cause – The Children’s Development Center in Williamsport. This organization provides different types of therapy and other services to children in need of various interventions. When my friend…

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About, Uncategorized

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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Crafts, Uncategorized

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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Recipes, Uncategorized

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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Recipes, Uncategorized

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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