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Meal Plan Monday Recipes *Link Up* #2!

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Christy Jordan, Sister #6399

We have another fantastic Meal Plan Monday in store for us this week! Last week’s ended up with well over 50 mouth watering recipes from some of the our favorite food blogs! You can see last week’s Meal Plan Monday post by clicking here or visit my Meal Plan Monday Pinterest board to see them all pinned.
Ready for more inspiration? ... Read more →

Planning for unexpected business disruptions

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Teresa Kent, Sister #1357

I missed 3 days of school this week due to whatever upper respiratory malaise is currently making the rounds. My school district has a procedure where we report our absences electronically and the system finds a substitute to cover for us. Lesson plans were already done for the week, so all my parapro had to do was make the copies they’d need and fire up the reserve laptop to cover classes. I returned on Friday (still without a voice) and tweaked the lessons so my kids could read Valentine stories to their classmates instead of me.

As I laid in bed (now on my second box of tissues), I thought about how would I handle my small creative arts business if I were out of commission for a couple of weeks dealing with my own illness or that of a loved one? ... Read more →

Best Valentine Desserts

Posted on February 13, 2016 by Cynthia LaFourcade, Sister #6245

What would Valentine’s Day be without a chocolatey yummy something shared with your special sweetie? Our year here at The Log Home Kitchen started out being hectic with many necessary trips out-of-town, so I offer you five of my tried-and-true Best Valentine Desserts that even Cupid would approve.

Whether it be brownies, cake, cheesecake, chocolates, cookies or pudding, many of us like to share an intimate evening with our significant other with a candlelit dinner-for-two, topped off with a seductively-inducing chocolate dessert. I like to make it special, yet not too complicated ... Read more →

A few birds seen today

Posted on February 12, 2016 by MaryBeth Schwartz, Sister #46

Thought we'd go out early evening and chase a Sunset and found these two Eagles on Fir Island ... Read more →

Twine, Hammer Head, Lard Bucket, Ma's Pie Safe and More

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Dolly Sarrio, Sister #3883

Do you have furniture pieces that have been handed down to you? We do Chuck and I both. This particular pie safe belonged to his grandmother. They called her "Ma". A very sweet and beautiful lady she was.
This piece of furniture ended up being a catch all! You know a place for all who walked by to keep something safe until later. I do mean all too. I have even been known to store a Chris Pratt Lego in there for my grandson.
The question is do I dare share the complete before and after? Most importantly do I dare share the before? Oh alright I'll show you what happens when everybody throws something into a drawer or cabinet and you don't think about it for years. You only go in to grab what you need and then shut it back real quick and be on your way.
I stopped to look inside the other day and this is what I saw! The horror! ... Read more →

The Mystery in the Cemetery

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Tami Erwin, Sister #4684

My sister texted me this afternoon and instructed me to go to the local cemetery at 3:30 and await further instructions. Whaaaat? Has she been reading too many Nancy Drew novels? But - Big Sis said go, so I went ... Read more →

The Bee-Friendly Garden BOOK GIVEAWAY

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Debbie Bosworth, Sister #1199

Well, this is exciting! About 6 months ago I was contacted by Ten Speed Press to see if I would be willing to contribute some photos of my bee-friendly garden. Of course I said yes and then I sort of forgot about it until last week when I received an email from the publisher telling me the book had been released and my copy was on its way.

This book was written by Sustainable Gardens designer and expert, Kate Frey and Professor Gretchen Lebuhn, of San Francisco State University and co-author of Attracting Native Pollinators and The Common Bees of California. What an honor to be in such good company as these two dedicated women ... Read more →

How to Roll a Leather Traveler's Notebook

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Christy Jordan, Sister #6399

In this video, I show you how I roll the leather for my Traveler’s Notebooks to give them a softer, more broken in feel.

All of the TN’s featured in this video were purchased at Shep’s Leatherworks on Etsy ... Read more →