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Dining Room Pew

Over here at Walnut Grove, we’re knocking out one project after another. I have no idea why projects that have lingered on for months years are finally getting done, but it feels awesome! Here’s a project that we finished last … Continue reading

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Compound Butter

How was I supposed to argue with the reproach that came every time I looked at my herbs? There they were, flourishing, vibrant, and full of life….yet unaware that winter’s freeze was approaching. The rest of the vegetable garden was dead, … Continue reading

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Daily Bread

Bread machines are wonderful. We use ours multiple times a week to bake our daily toast/sandwich bread. BUT, a bread-making husband is even better! When Josh first began to have an interest in baking bread from scratch, I gifted him … Continue reading

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When Doors Open

The door to our basement was nasty the day we moved in. It had an old yellowed cat door containing leftover cat fur from the previous feline occupants. Definitely not the most appetite-enhancing sight to have in our dining room! So the … Continue reading

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Petite Pleasures

Sometimes it’s small, unexpected things that can give such pleasure. The spark of joy is elusive…I can’t plan for it. I’m going about my ordinary day and suddenly, there it is! A conversation, that music, the stillness of nature, the … Continue reading

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A Deck with a View

Our house came with a large deck that is perfect for dining alfresco or hanging out on when the summer heat kicks in. Mom and Dad, we play Quiddler on it at night.  🙂 Because it’s behind the house, it … Continue reading

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Good Eats

We’re in the middle of good eats. Fresh fruits and vegetables are rolling in, and I’m digging through my recipes to find new ways to eat them. Our personal harvest started about a month ago, and now there’s always something … Continue reading

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