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The Best Posts of 2021

It was fun to go back and look through my analytics recently, to see what the best posts of 2021 turned out to be. Last year, 2020 was a pivotal year for my blog, because so much stay-home-time led to more time for baking, cooking, projects, and crafts, which led to more content for the blog. But this year was the year that I really saw this little hobby start to turn into an actual business. I signed on with […]

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Sundays on Silverado #68

Life Lately Thanksgiving/Christmas I feel like I have a leg in two worlds right now–Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’m preparing for the family Thanksgiving feast, but also trying to get a jump start on some of my Christmas decor and shopping. I’m not putting my big 9-foot tree up yet, because I want Thanksgiving to feel like Thanksgiving, ya know? But, I am putting a few things up that I need for blog posts–like a fun Winter Woodland Garland on my […]

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These Are A Few of My Favorite Things –2021

My favorite things– 2021 edition is here. Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things… I had to do it. It just wouldn’t be my annual Favorite Things post if I didn’t begin by getting you to sing along to one of my favorite songs from The Sound of Music. Are you singing along in your head now? Good….🎶 […]

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Sundays on Silverado #67

Life Lately Baby shower #2 is in the books now. We traveled to the Iowa City area for an adorable shower hosted by my daughter’s mother-in-law this time. My son-in-law owns his own construction company, so his mom used a “pink construction” theme for the shower and it was perfection! The shower was held in a historic town hall building, which just added to the charm. After the shower, we spent the afternoon at the in-laws’ house, and then all […]

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Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

It’s that time of year when I start craving all things PUMPKIN, and this Pumpkin Upside Down Cake with Bourbon Caramel Sauce puts a new spin on classic pumpkin flavors. This pumpkin pecan cake is a twist on the well-known pineapple upside-down cake, where you place your toppings on the bottom of the pan, and then flip the cake over after baking, making what was the bottom, now the top. This method allows for a caramelized layer to form in […]

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More Great Amazon Prime Finds–September 2021

I’m linking up with Tanya again for more monthly great Amazon Prime finds! Scroll down to check them all out… Oversized King Duvet Cover Set with Zipper Okay, yes, this was actually an Amazon purchase from the end of August, but we’ve used it for a month now, and I’m here to tell you how much I love it! It’s soft, well-made, washable, pretty, and for the price, it’s a steal of a deal. I’m beginning to get the bed already for winter […]

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Sundays on Silverado #56

Life Lately Busy Mornings… We’ve begun to settle into a new routine now that school has started again. Mornings are once again busy, and my coffee sipping on the porch swing has been relegated to just the weekends. <sigh> I made a batch of energy bites to assist with the morning rush. My typical recipe is THIS one, which I still love, but I experimented with a new recipe this time, and it is also delicious. It’s nice to have […]

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Sundays on Silverado #53

Life Lately College Celebration The youngest heads off to college next week, so we had a little fun family gathering this week for him. He’s been working at a local pizza restaurant for the past couple of years, so he we did a make-your-own-pizza bar, and had him show us his dough technique! He’s a big oreo fan, so I made him an Oreo pie for dessert. It was such a fun night. Flea Market Fun The start of school […]

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Slow Cooker Restaurant Style Garden Salsa

Happy Hour on the deck is one of our favorite ways to celebrate warm summer days. This Slow Cooker Restaurant Style Garden Salsa is the perfect recipe to have in your repertoire of dips and appetizers that make Happy Hour at home almost like going out. This recipe is loaded with delicious, fresh ingredients. It’s the perfect way to use up loads of your garden or farmers market produce. Plus, it’s so easy, you’ll want to make it over and […]

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Easy Coconut and Lime Mojitos

The hot weather is here, and it came early in Iowa this year. We’ve already been dealing with heat and humidity more typical of August. Uhg. But, I have a secret weapon for making this kind of weather a bit more tolerable…. Easy Coconut and Lime Mojitos! Well, any kind of mojitos really, but this version just happens to be my current fave. Another great thing about mojitos is that they are so versatile and easy to change up. This […]

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