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Twenty Interesting Facts About…Rosie the Riveter

By Heather Sanders Meredith chose to dress as “Rosie the Riveter” for our church’s Wednesday evening “Blast from the Past” theme.


I’ll be posting a nice, meaty, juicy, substantial, hefty, large, verbose, wordy, chatterbox post tomorrow about why my posting has been a tad light this week, including our deciding to send out invitations for an office warming party before the office was actually finished, my needing to finish up my oldest child’s transcript so she can apply to one of her college choices first thing tomorrow morning, Charlie’s needing to get his ears rubbed nine times a day to preserve his emotional health, and my girls’ and my planning to drive to Colorado before daylight Saturday morning, but only after I make sure the boys’ football gear is sorted and my fridges are cleaned out and I get my oil changed.

Le Creuset Giveaway!

Today, because I love ya, I’m giving away 3 of these sets of Le Creuset cookware in this gorgeous “Caribbean” blue color.

The Girls’ Bathroom

We were all at the Building for many, many hours yesterday, moving in furniture and arranging photos, and I’ll post a whole bunch of photos tomorrow showing the whole office.

Almost There

Here’s how to make sure you finish a renovation project: Decide to have an office warming party…and send out invitations.

Homeschooling Friends

By Heather Sanders Do you see the inverted question mark on Kenny’s forehead? I could say it is because he was leading his friends in a Spanish lesson on the fine art of punctuation using the tools at his disposal–namely, mud, but that would be a lie, and while I may be “given to hyperbole” on occasion, a liar I am not.

Monday FitBit Giveaway!

Note: Because I continue to be obsessed with my FitBit, I’m repeating the giveaway I’ve had a couple of times before!

More Memories

I promise this here blog o’ mine will return to its former technicolor glory soon! I finally finished ordering all the prints for the office (we move in later this week) and since the photo project taken up a lot of my life over the past week, and since my blog is about my life, I think it’s only right to share a few more!

Mini Blueberry Galettes

So here’s the torture I’m faced with anytime I have to figure out what to call a recipe: Basically, what these are are mini flat blueberry pies.

Soft Surroundings Giveaway!

One of the most frequent questions I receive via email (and Facebook/Twitter) is where I find the tops that I wear on my Food Network show.

Community Question: First Grade Math Recommendations

Community Question is a category inspired by you. Here and there readers write in with questions that are better served by the varied, experiential knowledge of those who read and contribute in the comments.

I have the urge to purge.

By Heather Sanders My friend Cindy taught first grade for six years. In that time, she accumulated and created an incredible amount of curricula, activity packets, manipulatives, puzzles, games, supplies and decorations.

The Finished Floor!

At long last, all the old floor has been sanded, stained, and finished.       I’m really happy with both the color and the inherent imperfections and patches that come with an almost hundred-year-old floor.

Photos for the Office

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times over the past week or two, Marlboro Man and I have been poring through my old hard drives to find photos that we can print and hang in the new office (it’ll be ready next week!


I made Panzanella this week for a segment on a future Food Network episode, and I was reminded once again just how much I love and adore it.

Cheap Treats: “States” and “Presidents” Flash Cards

By Heather Sanders In the past two years, as part of Kenny’s American History homeschool cooperative courses, he studied both the states of the union and the U.S.

James Garner

Note from Ree: I wanted to share this post written by my friend and contributor, Mark Spearman, back in December 2012.

American Gothic

Marlboro Man and I have just about finished combing through the 4,564,499,243,487,776 (give or take a dozen) photos in my various hard drives from the past eight years, and we’re whittling down the ones we want to print for the office.

My Garden

This was my garden at the end of the cold, dead winter. It was very sad and tragic. Even my rosemary, which typically survives the winter, had fallen victim to frost.

Jalapeño Cheddar Scones

I was shooting a new episode of my Food Network episode on Saturday, and I made a batch of Lemon Rosemary Scones.