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Aaand…we’re making cat food

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Uncategorized

How did I end up with a cat that’s as sensitive to chemicals as I am and is allergic to fish? I can’t make this shit up. So yup, that’s right: I’m now in the cat food making business. 😜 Given we’ve already dumped over $1500 in vet bills for this fun... more

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Ahhh…choo!

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Uncategorized

That’s been the sound around here for the last four days, along with (COUGH COUGH WHEEZE WHEEZE). ‘Tis the season when Christine gets everything that her coworkers bring to work and are “kind” enough to “share”.  “Oh, I’m not feeling that bad,” they say. (Ah, but you’re exposing the rest... more

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Second day back to work…or not.

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Uncategorized

As the day was rolling to an end on my first day back to work yesterday, I get a call from Dear Husband. He’s supposed to be almost to work. Instead, he’s sitting on the side of the road, just after leaving the house, with a flat tire and of... more

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Review: Baked Apple Roses

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Reviews of Recipes

It’s that time…you know, when I see the same post over and over again, a recipe that looks yummy and perfect, and so I just have to try it? Baked Apple Roses has been quite popular on both Facebook and Pinterest. These things are gorgeous in the pictures, and look... more

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Minor home “improvement”…?

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Home Improvement, Random Thoughts

Yeah. So, some home “improvement” projects go smoothly and just as planned and look like this:    Then, a mere 12″ to the right, they turn into this:           And now, I’ll be returning to Lowe’s for Option #2, some spa kale and paint tomorrow. 😟 Nuff said. more

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Only One Option? Hmmm…Maybe…Maybe Not.

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Business, Random Thoughts

I don’t know about you, but when I’m faced with a crossroads, I hate…HATE…being told by someone, “here’s your option…take it or leave it.” If you’ve ever met me (haha), you know I’m not the type of person to take things at face value or to believe that there’s ever... more

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Not a Favorite

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Uncategorized

One of my least favorite responsibilities? Giving my furbabies medicines when they’re sick. Not only is it a pain in the neck to catch the babies (yes mom, I edited the language for the reading audience), but I’ve also never had a furbaby that said, “why yes, please, I’ll lay... more

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Jalapeños vs. Thai Chili Peppers

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Food, Health

A few of my family and friends are cautiously wandering into the world of Asian food, interested in trying new things. Two of the biggest hindrances for most Americans when thinking about trying new foods are: 1) all the unfamiliar ingredients (and usually a lot of them!), and 2) hot... more

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Home made or store bought? Decisions (decisions) about spice mixes.

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Blog, Economical, Food, Health

Have you ever read a recipe (perhaps even here) and thought, “Hmmmm…do I go all natural/authentic and make the spice mix myself or do I go the easy way and buy the mix? I wonder…” Well, I have gone, and continue to go, through this dilemma on almost a daily... more

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Soups for Fall! Yum!

By: Christine Smith | 0 Comments | | Category: Economical, Food, Health, Weekend

That’s right folks, this weekend will be all about soups! Fall weather means flu season, colds, cold noses, and lots of reasons to warm ourselves up from the inside out. I’ll be getting my Pho broth ready, making Thai soup, and maybe even some down home chili. Stay tuned if... more

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