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You guys have probably noticed by now my love affair with potatoes. I love them and all their starchy-horrible-for-you goodness. I can’t help it. They’re my spirit food. Being married to a firefighter, I have the daily challenge of making things my husband deems “acceptable” (read: spicy. Everything has to be spicy.) that my littles…

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I have a love hate relationship with potatoes. I love them like a beloved eighth child, but my waistline hates them. I look at a potato and gain a pound. Considering one of my children likes to use potatoes as “balls”, you can see where this is problematic. Potatoes are one of the easiest, not…

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Easy Greek Salad

Let it be known, I hate to cook. My husband knew this when he married me, and I am thankful he takes on most of the responsibility in the dinner department, otherwise we’d have cereal and grilled cheese for dinner every night. But I do have a few tricks up my sleeve. Mostly given to me…

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It probably won’t surprise you to know that I use to be one of “those” moms (as they say) when it came to birthdays. When my oldest was younger, we threw parties that rivaled MTV’s “Sweet 16”. Okay, so I’m probably exaggerating a little, but it really was pretty ridiculous. Take his third birthday, for…

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Let it be known, I am just about the least “crunchy,” granola person alive. Contrary my fellow guest blogger Chelsea’s philosophies, my own lean more towards western medicine, convenience, and the love of all things fried. In my baby album, there is a photo titled “Lauren’s First Whataburger.” My nurture and nature both gravitate towards frozen pizza…

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Yesterday we went out to eat dinner after a long day at LEGO camp (look for a post about that later in the week!), because when you’re 37 weeks pregnant and spend your day with 20 incredibly over-excited elementary schoolers, you don’t have to cook dinner (It’s a rule somewhere, I’m sure). As the kids…

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During our six (and a half!) years of living in Wichita Falls, I have continued to be regularly impressed by two things: how quickly every single person in this town posts to social media the second there is a single drop of precipitation (Ya’ll. We all know it’s raining. We live here, too. We can…

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I used to be one of those moms who had a “freezer meal” prep day once every few months. My girlfriends and I would get together, pick out a bunch of our favorite recipes, make a grocery list, split the costs on some items and bring other things individually, and then gather in someone’s big…

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I have spent years participating in a love/hate relationship with my Crock Pot. I love the simplicity, the “dump it and go” mentality. I love coming home after a busy day of errands and co-op and art class to the smell a finished dinner just waiting for me to eat it. Just a few months…

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Three ingredient peanut butter cookies? Yes. THREE. Sugar. Eggs. Peanut Butter. BOOM. Cookies. Done. A very dear friend of mine, who makes quite possibly the best peanut butter cookies in the entire world (really the best of any type of cookies, except chocolate chip, an award I will forever give to one Mrs. Tracy Pond.…

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