25 Days of Christmas Calendar

25 days of Christmas

Today is the first day of December!!! You know what that means, right?! 25 days until Christmas! The last few years I have done a countdown to Christmas with my kids. Last year I even made an elaborate printed out calendar with activities for each day. I must say it was an adorable calendar, but it was a lot of work. Plus we could only use it for one year. So this year I decided to make a countdown calendar that was reusable for each year to come. (And I think I could even use it all year round, to hang photos or notes on it!)

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Katie’s Gratitude


I have so many things to be thankful for this year! I hope that you find yourself with many things to be grateful for as well. I don’t think we stop and count blessings nearly as often as we should. At least, I know I do not. Maybe that will be one of my goals next year, to write a list of my blessings more than once a year. Continue reading

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Memories and Traditions


Here at Cultivating Trio, we are celebrating Thanksgiving all week long. Today we remember our favorite memories and traditions. We hope that this will get thinking about your favorite traditions.  Over the next few days each of us will talk about what we are thankful for this year. We find it so uplifting to list all the things we love and are grateful.

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Katie’s Weekly Menu 11/17

Katie's Weekly Menu

This week I am filling up my freezer!! And I mean filling it up…Marinara sauce, Meatballs, Stroganoff, Quesadillas, Pizza, Chicken, Taco meat and Pancakes. Wow, that looks ambitious! But I am positive that I can get it all done. What are your favorite freezer meals?

My mom is having surgery

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Choc Chip Cookies

These cookies are my most favorite fall cookies!!! I have to confess, since September, I have made 10 batches of them! They are so amazingly delicious! I have been asked to make them for Halloween Parties, football tailgating parties, and school parties. I have also made them for my brother in law when he fixed my car, my kids to bring them to daycare for a snack, and just as a treat for us and whoever stops by. IMG_5322

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Katie’s Weekly Menu 11/10

Katie's Weekly Menu


Today I am freezing my butt off and cheering on the Green Bay Packers! I have been waiting for today for weeks! It’s finally here, we are eating well, drinking nicely, and keeping warm thanks to my new long underwear! Since the cooler temperatures are settling here in Wisconsin, I am serving up a few heartier meals this week. Beef stew Continue reading

Katie’s Weekly Menu 11/3

Katie's Weekly Menu

How can it possibly be November?! I don’t know where the year has gone!  Halloween decorations are put away, and Thanksgiving is all around the house. I am ready to be immersed in the holidays! Are you ready for the holidays???

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