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Norwegian Lefse

Norwegian Lefse

{Written by: The Mrs.}   This is a traditional Norwegian bread, sometimes called a flat bread, potato tortilla or lefse.   Lets see how many superlatives I can come up with for this wonderful (1) Norwegian tradition. We have been making and eating this sublime-ness(2) my whole life. It’s fantastic(3)! A remarkable (4) flat bread, … Continue reading

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Play Day with Grandma

Play Day with Grandma

{Written by: The Mrs.} So last weekend I got to spend the day with my granddaughters. I planned a few holiday activities and we had us some fun.   One of the simplest things my 2 year old granddaughter,  Taylor, and I had fun with was Christmas cookies. I didn’t want to lose her attention with … Continue reading

Christmas Lamp Makeover

Christmas Lamp Makeover

{Written by: The Mama} Our house is now in full Christmas spirit. All the decorations have been put out and instantly it makes me feel so blessed with the wonderful life I have, and keeps sparking the great Christmas memories of my childhood. My mom always went all out, something I plan on doing with … Continue reading

Santa Beard Advent

Santa Beard Advent

{Written by: The Mama} I am so proud of myself, I accomplished a craft this weekend. With Taylor being 2 1/2 this year she is finally starting to understand Christmas. I had to get an advent made or purchased stat! I came across this adorable Santa’s beard advent calendar at  Oopsey Daisy . I pulled out my craft … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Casualties

Thanksgiving Casualties

{Written by: The Mrs.} Every Thanksgiving in every family there is a little drama. This year we headed down to southern California and went for a trifecta of events: A memorial for a long-lost loved one, a family reunion, and my birthday. Oh yeah, and Thanksgiving. So I guess it’s not a trifecta, what is it if … Continue reading

Pin-FAIL & Cake Toppers

Pin-FAIL & Cake Toppers

{Written by: The Mama} Okay, I’m admitting my first Pinterest fail and I’m sharing it with you. Our youngest, Molly, turned one two weeks ago. I had envisioned creating an adorable three layer 4″ round cake. Something like this…. I came so close to accompishing this. I made the batter and divided into different bowls … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Busy Activities for Kids

{Written by: The Mama} First off let me say HAPPY THANKSGIVING! This year my husband and I will be taking our kids and spending the holiday with his family. They live in a pretty remote town about 90 miles east of us. Unfortunately, the distance really tears us apart and we don’t get to his parents or … Continue reading

5 Pounds of Fudge

5 Pounds of Fudge

{Written by: The Mrs.} Ok I’ll admit I love this; who wouldn’t? It’s fudge for goodness sake! And yes, I suppose if you ate it all you could gain 5 lbs but a few pieces can’t hurt and your family will love it too.  It will become a new family favorite.   My Mother-In-Law gave … Continue reading

Apple Hill

Apple Hill

{Written by: The Mrs.} I know I’ve posted about this before, but having just spent the weekend (okay, 2 weekends ago) with my granddaughters it’s on my mind, what a fun phase of life this is. We all (me, the Mr., the Mama, Shane & the babies) went to Apple Hill in Northern California this past weekend. Beautiful weather and wonderful … Continue reading

Deep Dish Banana Cream Pie

Deep Dish Banana Cream Pie

{Written by: The Mrs.} I’m all about being lazy and not running to the store for ingredients, so looking in my pantry I spotted some vanilla pudding and I had a couple bananas on the counter  and thought pie, so here we go… 1 Large Box Instant Vanilla Pudding 2  1/2 Cups Cold Milk 3 … Continue reading