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Weekly Devotion: Jacob and Esau Week 1

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us. Last week I told you that we would discuss Rebekah’s imperfectness. But you are going to have to wait one more week. We have some important details and background information… 

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Our Week Through Pictures: 1-17-14

I thought it would be fun to share with you some behind the scenes of our lives.  I can’t promise that I’ll keep up with this, but here is week one of my possible new series “OWTP”.  You like this non-committal intro?  One of my goals for the new year was to read more.  I… 

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

There’s a popular chain restaurant that serves chicken lettuce wraps that I adore.  Sure, I’m sure they’re full of soybean oil, high fructose corn syrup, and maybe MSG, but wow are they good!  We don’t eat out all that often, and when we do I certainly don’t obsess over the details of the meal, especially… 

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Weekly Devotion: Isaac and Rebekah

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us.   You see many different dating site advertisements on television or on the web. Usually you listen to a success story about how two people met and fell in love… 

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How to Make Stainless Steel Non-Stick

How to Make a Stainless Steel Pan Non-Stick

I know non-stick pans can be so convenient, but I’m here to give you that gentle reminder that those non-stick and Teflon coated pans are not great for your body.  I haven’t used a non-stick pan in nine years.  I now use an old cast iron electric griddle, a large cast iron skillet, one enameled… 

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Weekly Devotion: New Years 2015

This is a weekly devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us.   This is the first week of 2015. It seems like only yesterday when the world was terrified as to what was going to happen when midnight rolled around closing out… 

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Five building blocks health

Five Building Blocks of Health

I’m not one that likes to do anything extreme.  Fad diets, crash diets, elimination of most foods, 2 gallons of water a day, running 5 miles every day, 2 hours of cardio every day, low carb, high carb, low fat, high fat, blah blah blah.  I just don’t get into it. Once upon a time… 

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Honest Reflections on 2014

Honest Reflections on 2014

Photography by Kairos Photography I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting over the past couple of weeks.  My husband has had a week and a half off of work, which means we have had an ample amount of down time as a family.  We’ve been able to lounge, play games, watch movies, set new goals,… 

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Weekly Devotion: Christmas Week 3

This is our weekly guest devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us.   We all celebrated our Savior’s birth this past Thursday. Some of you have probably taken down and put away your Christmas decorations. Maybe you have returned gifts you received… 

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2014 Highlights

2014 Highlights

It’s hard to believe that we are in the final days of 2014.  This has been the fastest year of my life, and we truly have so much for which to be thankful.  It was a fabulous year! We had our first successful year of homeschooling. We had our best garden yet. We added some… 

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