Slice of Life

Slice of Life 3/19/2015


It’s been a while since I’ve shared a life update. Things have been pretty busy around here. Homeschool has been plugging along (we’re about half way through 1st grade). There was a span of time where I was starting to panic about what we would do about curriculum for the next school year, but after doing a lot of research I decided to just hold off and see where Lola is at when the time comes.

I continue to love the freedom of homeschool. We try to get our lessons out of the way before lunch, and it usually doesn’t take more than an hour or two total. I’m using the spiral notebook method to give Lola some scope and choice within her school day and she loves it. I love that I can add assignments like “Hug Mom” or “Get Ice Cream” (it was the first warmish day of the year).

Slice of Life 3/19/2015… 

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Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies - Crisp, chewy, and full of chocolate and pecans!

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you ever have so much you want to get done that you don’t get anything done? My list of wants (definitely not needs) is about ten miles long right now. Everything from sewing tiny more-appropriate Barbie clothes to writing another ebook (on an entirely different and slightly scary topic), to finally finishing painting every… 

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Vegetarian Quinoa White Chili - So warm and filling!

Vegetarian Quinoa White Chili

I hereby dubb thee Springtime. I’m done hiding under my blanket. I’m done getting my vitamin D while napping in a sunbeam coming through my window. I’m done shunning ice cream because I’m already too cold. It may only be the first week of March but I think everyone can agree that spring starts now…. 

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Spinach Pesto Pasta // The Live-In Kitchen

Spinach Pesto Pasta

Can February just go away already? I’m wearing so. many. clothes. I’m seriously freezing. And I should probably be working three jobs to pay for this monster heating bill that still leaves me chilled to the bone. It’s around this time of year that I really start questioning my life choices, or at least my… 

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Broccoli Cheddar Sweet Potato Casserole - vegan, gluten free, and super healthy!

Broccoli Cheddar Sweet Potato Casserole

I know, I know. I’m a little out of season on this. This is a perfect Thanksgiving recipe, but it’s also a beautiful, colorful I-can’t-take-this-winter-and-it’s-orange-tomatoes-any-more recipe. Broccoli and sweet potatoes aren’t too hard to come by year round and they make a perfect nutritional and flavorful pair. Are you having a hard time getting through… 

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Chocolate Honey Bombs - 2 iINGREDIENTS create this easy, sweet treat!

Chocolate Honey Bombs

I love a good excuse to eat chocolate. Is there any better excuse than ladies’ night? I’m excited to be joining together with a bunch of fabulous lady bloggers for the second year in a row to celebrate Galentine’s Day. Started by Leslie Knope of the tv show Parks and Recreation, the day before Valentine’s… 

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My Favorite Things Winter 2015 by The Live-In Kitchen

My Favorite Things Winter 2015

I am having some serious cabin fever this week. It’s easy to get lost in the cold, dark winter, thinking we’ll never get outside and have fun again. I figure it’s time to focus on the things I’m enjoying right where I am. Here’s my annual list of things I’m loving that you might want… 

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Caramel Cashew Skillet Brownies - This is everything I love in a brownie!

Caramel Cashew Skillet Brownies

When it comes to dessert, I consider brownies to be king. You can do anything with a brownie. Add ice cream, frosting, chocolate syrup, caramel, nuts, cookies, candy, you name it. They can also be perfect just on their own because they’re sweet, full of chocolate, and offer plenty of chewing (yeah, I love to… 

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