Painting the Living Room and New Recipes

We have lived in our current home for two years and I have been ready to paint the living room since the day we moved in. Because of a number of things going on in our home (mainly our church met in our home for a year plus) I was not able to paint. 

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Little Girls and Time With Mom

The girls and I spent an afternoon out to lunch and ice cream for their Book It Reading Reward. The girls have been bugging me daily since the boys went a couple weeks ago. After a morning of school and errand the girls and I headed out to Pizza Hut followed by Dairy Queen for free ice cream cones! 

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The Ugly Side of Adoption

Today as I sat in the courthouse finishing my CASA training, I watched families both biological, foster and adoptive come in and out. As I contemplated the joy of adoption I couldn't help but also think about the pain and tragedy brought on by abuse, abandonment and adoption. 

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Making Your Own Vitamin C - Cheap & Easy

It is cold season around here. Three of the little ones have runny noses and one has a little eye infection. Time to break out the vitamin C because moms and dads don't have time to be sick. 

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Coconut Oil Pulling and Gum Disease

Have you ever heard of oil pulling? I was introduced a few years ago but wasn't convinced until I started being deliberate with it this year. That is after the crazy dentist experience...

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Andy and Carrie Redman