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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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Autumn Adventures 2019

Autumn Adventures 2019

What happened to Summer Adventures, you ask?  Heat.  Heat happened!  It’s just too hot here in Coastal Georgia to do much.  Also, since we made our big anniversary trip to England and Scotland in May/June, we stayed pretty close to home this summer.  Oh, and I had foot surgery.  (More on that in a minute.) Then autumn started, and all our attention was focused on our son’s wedding!  HOORAY!!!  It was lovely and beautiful and amazing!  Two weeks after that…

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Currently: The Hurricane Dorian Edition

Currently: The Hurricane Dorian Edition

Note:  I wrote this over the last few days as we were waiting (and waiting) for Hurricane Dorian to approach the Georgia coast.  I’m VERY happy to report that we saw very little of Dorian in our area, and all is well here.  I’m currently (HA! but seriously) praying for the Carolinas who are getting roughed up by Dorian as we speak and for those brave, exhausted souls in the Bahamas. That said, let’s get to the actual post! Hello…

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Currently – August 2019

Currently – August 2019

I totally missed last month’s Currently link up. I was going to do a UK Vacay Edition and might still backtrack and do it.  For right now though, I’ll play along with this month’s prompts from Anne at In Residence. I am CURRENTLY… ordering:  espresso powder.  I’ve been wanting some for months now and finally ordered it.  Now I just need to bake with it!  Hmmmm.  Any suggestions for a chocolate recipe that can be amped up with espresso powder?…

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