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If you’re new around here, confessions is a time for us to all unburden ourselves of the silliness we’re feeling at the moment. I share dumb things, then you share dumb things, and we...

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Scattered Sundays

Watching the news come out of Uvalde, TX was as horrific as these situations are. And yet, they’re now so common in the US that it seems rote. A friend of mine who teaches...

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Garlic Butter Rice

Garlic Butter Rice is a fast weeknight side dish that the whole family will love! Made in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop, this garlic rice is great for meal prep. As an...

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Oat Milk Pancakes

An easy from-scratch recipe for the fluffiest Oat Milk Pancakes ever. These healthy dairy-free pancakes are made with all-purpose, oat flour, and creamy oat milk. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Light, fluffy,...

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Scattered Sundays

If you’ve never witnessed someone running while screaming “get off Poo Poo Sandwiches” while kicking at attacking chickens like John Wick, well, you’ve never been my neighbor. Consider yourself lucky.

a plate of air fryer shrimp tacos with jalapenos and cilantro.

Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos

Make the best Air Fryer Shrimp Tacos with this easy and delicious recipe. A flavorful homemade lime coleslaw pairs well with the perfectly seasoned and tender shrimp. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases....

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Lavender Simple Syrup

Learn how easy it is to make your own Lavender Simple Syrup for coffee, cocktails, tea, and lemonade. You’ll love the amazing flavor of lavender syrup in your drinks. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from...

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Trail Mix Bars {No Bake Granola Bars}

Fudgy Trail Mix Bars are an amazing no-bake treat. These oat-free granola bars are packed with lots of flavor and chocolate goodness, with no refined sugar.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. My...

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Scattered Sundays

About two weeks ago, someone from our solar installing company came out to do a “hand-off”. He walked us through maintenance, warranty info, and answered all our questions. I understood about 12% of the...

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Cucumber Mint Water

This refreshing Cucumber Mint Water is so delicious and is made without any added sweeteners. Perfect for parties, barbecues, or for daily hydration, this healthy drink has amazing benefits and a great flavor. As...