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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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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