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Springtime Adventures – Update #2

Springtime Adventures – Update #2

We’re two months into spring, and it’s time for another peek at my Springtime Adventures List!  I made some progress!  Start HERE to see the initial list and my reasons for each item on the list.  And click HERE for the one-month update. ✅Finish eating the chocolates from the Advent calendar I bought for my husband.  DONE!  ✅Tackle sourdough baking.  DONE!  Also, I decided it’s not for me!  LOL! ✅Write notes to people and mail them.  YES!  I want to…

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Currently – May 2020

Currently – May 2020

I’m late to the Currently party this month, but I don’t want to skip it!  This month’s prompts from Anne at In Residence are making, missing, learning, loving, and reading. I am Currently… making:  sourdough bread.  This is on my Springtime Adventure List, and I’m happy to have FINALLY done this thing I’ve wanted to do for a long, long time.  My starter did just okay for a couple of weeks until I discovered that whole wheat flour was the…

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Springtime Adventures: Update #1

Springtime Adventures: Update #1

Whoops!  I’m a little overdue with my update!  About a month ago I posted my list of things I hope to do during this season.  You can read that post HERE.  And now let’s take a look at how things have gone!   ✅Finish eating the chocolates from the Advent calendar I bought for my husband.  DONE!  Just LOOK how productive I’ve been!  Actually, I’m pretty sure my husband helped finish this off.  Since it IS his Advent calendar to…

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Currently – April 2020

Currently – April 2020

Currently is my favorite linkup to write each month, and I’m excited that Anne at In Residence decided to host it this month as usual, even in the midst of all the UNusual that is life these days.  I am CURRENTLY: sharing:  a playlist with you guys!  As the world spun into this very special level of crazy, I found my soul yearning to stop and remember what is TRUE.  There was so much hype and so much news and…

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Springtime Adventures

Springtime Adventures

Spring has sprung!  And it’s time to set some goals for the new season.  I thought about skipping Springtime Adventures (like I did during winter), but I decided that this might be the very BEST time to set some fun goals.  So very much of life has tumped over lately due to COVID-19, but we can still opt to write out a simple list of things we want to do! Yes, they’ll need to be home-centric.  That’s okay.  Home is…

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Currently – January 2020

Currently – January 2020

It’s time for our first CURRENTLY of the new year!  This month’s prompts are:  resolving, reading, cleaning, creating, and planning. I am CURRENTLY… resolving:  to focus on improving my health.  I know, I know.  Me and 2 zillion other people!  But it’s still true! reading:  Atomic Habits by James Clear.  I know, I know.  Me and 2 zillion other people!  But it’s still true! cleaning:  and reorganzing my laundry room!  Finally!  If you’re been here a while, you know this…

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Currently – December 2019

Currently – December 2019

It’s time for CURRENTLY!  Anne at In Residence supplies five prompts, and we all share what we’re CURRENTLY up to based on those prompts!  This month we have:  wrapping, baking, lighting, sending, and enjoying.  Here we go! I am CURRENTLY… wrapping:  my brain around the fact that December is here.  I’m certainly not wrapping gifts because I’ve barely begun my shopping!  WHAT?!?  I almost ALWAYS make a point of doing all my gift buying before Thanksgiving.  Not this year! baking: …

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Pumpkin Chili! Yes, Really!

Pumpkin Chili! Yes, Really!

YOU GUYS!!!  Yesterday I promised you a recipe for chili with a surprise twist, and this is it!  PUMPKIN CHILI!!!  I would never ever have thought pumpkin and chili in the same recipe would work, BUT the amazing Bri McKoy is the one who created it and shared it, and I trust Bri completely! Here’s the thing, this chili is packed with flavor, and/but the pumpkin plays nicely with all the other ingredients and doesn’t scream its presence.  Really! My…

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Soup, Chili, and Stew! Oh My!

Soup, Chili, and Stew! Oh My!

Hello, and welcome to OutAndBack.Live!  Whether you’re a regular around here or you’re hopping over from The Cajun Couple’s site, thanks for stopping by! Today I’m participating in a super tasty blog hop where we’re sharing recipes for soup, chili, or stew.  Perfect for this time of year, right? I’m excited to share my recipe for beef stew.  It’s based on a recipe from my beloved Fannie Farmer Cookbook.  (More on that HERE!)  And did I mention it can be…

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Currently – Wedding Edition – November 2019

Currently – Wedding Edition – November 2019

It’s time to link up with Anne of In Residence and see what everyone is CURRENTLY up to.  We all follow the same prompts–they change each month–and it’s fun to see how everyone responds! Our son got married last month, so I’m spinning this month’s prompts in a past-tense, wedding direction! I am CURRENTLY, or I RECENTLY: Picked:  My mother-of-the-groom dress, and I just love it!  I felt like a princess all day!  (Oh, the power of alterations for a…

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