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Cinco de Mayo Style Happy Hour at Home!

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate this year, Happy Hour at Home–Cinco de Mayo Style– is a great way to have all the fun right at home! I’m missing going out at the end of a busy work-week for a relaxing happy hour with my husband, co-workers, or friends. You guys, it’s the simple things like this that really get me–those little slivers of normalcy that made up the patterns of our lives. It seems like […]

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Happy Hour at Home (+ Hot Reuben Dip Recipe)

Happy Hour at Home is a regular occurrence at our place. On nights when we don’t have any kids here for dinner, we frequently elect to have something easy, rather than cook a full meal. Happy Hour Out and About Sometimes we choose to go out for happy hour. Last week, after rushing from work to a late afternoon appointment downtown, we decide to pop in to a local place, Republic on Grand, for happy hour. We enjoyed some cocktails, […]

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Something Happy

One year ago today, my beautiful daughter married her perfect match. It was some much needed “happy”, following a year that had been painfully difficult after the death of my mom. Just a couple of months after her wedding, we were dealt more pain, with the loss of my dad. And then, just 6 weeks later, a world-wide pandemic. Now, with the stress of a chaotic election just hours away, and COVID numbers running at record highs, I need to […]

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Sundays on Silverado #98

Life Lately Thinking About Yellowstone NP Exactly a year ago this week, we took an epic 2 1/2 week-long bucket-list road trip, which included almost a week in Yellowstone. I’m having a hard time reconciling my memories of the incredible scenery with the devastation I’ve seen on the news as a result of the recent record flooding. The people and places impacted by this natural disaster have been on my mind a lot this week. 💔 Yellowstone Trip 2021 Baby […]

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Sundays on Silverado #88

Life Lately You guys, do you want to see something that will melt your heart? This precious girl has been working so hard with her therapist and her mama and daddy on exercises to strengthen her cheek muscles and improve her swallowing. This week she got to try a few bites of very thinned-down baby food… aka breast milk and avocado mash. 😜 Look at that face! She looks so very proud of herself, doesn’t she? She is still not […]

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15 Fun Spring Finds for Your Home

15 Fun Spring Finds for Your Home to usher in spring, both inside and out. Ideas for home decor, porch, and patio! You guys. I’m craving spring so badly. Here in Iowa, we’ve been getting teased with little tastes of warmer weather, only to be rudely reminded by Mother Nature that spring is not quite here yet. In fact, we have some snow and “mixed precipitation” in the forecast still this week. 🙁 So, to soothe myself with thoughts of […]

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Sundays on Silverado #52

Life Lately My tomatoes love the heat. Me, not so much. Still hot here, just in case you were wondering. The tomatoes seem to enjoy the heat though, because this is the situation on my kitchen counter right now. The garden is literally exploding with tomatoes. As a result, I’ve been creating recipes that use up as many tomatoes as I can. I have some goodies to share with you soon. We tried to have Happy Hour on the deck […]

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Sundays on Silverado #51

Welcome to Sundays on Silverado #51! Life Lately It’s HOT The weather this week has been a hot, humid mess. We love being outside as much as possible, but during the middle part of the day, it’s just been terrible. It’s nice to drink coffee outside in the morning, since we typically get up early, and usually, if we have a late dinner, we can eat outside. But the middle part of the day? No way. More Pickles! I made […]

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Caprese Flatbread with Balsamic Glaze

My garden is out of control this year! Anyone else’s too? I mean, wowza, I’ve never seen anything like it. Currently, we are up to our ears in cherry tomatoes and basil. Fortunately, this Caprese Flatbread with Balsamic Glaze is delicious, easy to make, and the perfect way to use up all that fresh summer garden produce. Even if you don’t have a crazy garden like I do, this simple flatbread is still fabulous made with tomatoes and basil from […]

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Sundays on Silverado #49

Life Lately I love summer. It’s so good to be on my own schedule, enjoying lazy mornings on the deck with coffee, and relaxing evenings with wine, and working on projects in between. <happy sigh> This past spring, we added several bags of organic compost and gardening soil to our raised bed garden, and when we came back from vacation, the garden had grown into a jungle! It’s now producing cucumbers faster than I can keep up! This week, I […]

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