Chanyn’s Monthly Goals 6/13

We are buying a new house! Closing in THREE weeks… CRAZINESS! My monthly goals have now changed because of this.

I do want to share an outline map that I used as we decided to buy a house. The last time we moved was 19 years ago, I used all the help I could get!

Real Estate Purchase

Monthly title May

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Solitude & listening

I am up north at my cottage enjoying the lakefront, the wildlife and the solitude.  I am here for three weeks for my sabbatical and have a few family and friends joining me at various times.

My cottage

My cottage

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Katie’s Weekly Goals 5/27

Weekly Goals

Many of my goals are done every day, but my bigger weekly goals are usually accomplished on the weekend. This last weekend though, my husband was gone. So you can imagine how many goals I got accomplished with a 2 and 3 year old! I am glad that I planned a light week.

Wednesday morning I leave for a road trip to Door County, WI. It is a well deserved girls vacation!! My plan is to do a lot of relaxing, laughing, drinking wine, reading, crocheting, shopping (maybe start Christmas shopping!), trying new recipes, get ahead on blog posts, sleeping, and whatever else comes up.

Is it Wednesday yet???

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

Have you ever read the ingredients on the taco seasoning you use?? I did for the first time recently and was quite surprised!!! I mean what is maltodextrin? And why Continue reading


Katie’s Weekly Menu

Weekly Menu

This week you will see a lot of grilling going on at our house! That is because 1. Its Memorial Day on Monday 2. I will be out-of-town most of the week, and my husband will be doing the cooking! Continue reading


Carmel Pecan Bars

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 I have been eating Carmel Pecan Bars for as long as I can remember.  My mom made these bars for every holiday, party and picnic that we went to and hosted. She still gets requested to bring them to every party! And now my sister and I get requested to bring them to parties we go to. And we don’t mind at all. Why? Because they are amazingly delicious, and also so easy!

Are you going to a Memorial Day Picnic this weekend?  These bars would be perfect to bring!

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The BEST bacon you will ever make!

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Baked brown sugar bacon is a favorite at our sister brunches and it really is the best bacon you will ever make. It’s super easy and since it is baked you’re not stuck standing at the hot stove getting splashed with grease.  You may want to make double Continue reading