Simple Living

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It’s not for lack of trying, that’s for sure.  As much as I love to write, my life seems to have other plans right now. So if you’re wondering what’s been going on, here are the top 10 reasons why OHH has been so quiet lately: 1.  Diaconate:  The word is getting out so I

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Sometimes, in the dead of winter, a s’more just sounds really good. Mini graham crackers, bite-sized Hershey bars, and mini marshmallows roasted to perfection with a fondue stick. I highly recommend using a wood wick candle for the full “cracking fire” effect.

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With these never-ending rainy days upon us, I am longing for some sunshine.  What better time to make some homemade sunscreen!?  I have been holding onto the recipes and ingredients so long that I can’t remember where the original recipe came from.  I love the idea of knowing every one of the ingredients and knowing

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My dear husband and I recently found ourselves with a whole evening of time out for a date. Just the two of us. We had a nice dinner, which cost us $3 after a gift card from friends, then walked around a big local mall(a place that we RARELY spend time in). While we walked

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{photo credit} When our oldest was under 4 years old he would eat an entire can of spinach in one setting, eat prunes for a snack, and rarely ever scoffed at a vegetable on his plate. Fast forward several years and plenty of exposure to much less healthy alternatives and eating vegetables has become an afterthought for

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It’s raining today and the temps look like they should stay above freezing for the long haul very soon.  The new chicks have been moved out to the garage, thank goodness.  We are dreaming of spring days just around the corner.  With Daylight Savings Time upon us, we are bidding goodbye to winter(and good ridence!).  Though

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If you are anything like me, you are still trying to use up the numerous bags in the freezer of shredded zucchini from the last couple of seasons.  If not, you can just buy a couple and still make this amazing dessert!  By request, here is one of our favorite recipes. Zucchini Bars 2 cups

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It’s not that I haven’t felt thankful.  But I am in a funk.  The holidays, the lack of sleep, the never-ending to-do list, the cleaning and laundry that I can’t seem to get a grip on, the emotions that vary from minute to minute.  Exhausting.  But today I choose to look back at this month

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We are experiencing a HEAT WAVE, yes in big letters, this week here in the midwest.  Being 6 months pregnant and having 2 very outdoorsy type of kids we have been doing our best to beat the heat and stay busy inside as much as possible. We’ve been cleaning, organizing, rearranging and admiring Lilly’s love

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I have been thinking lately of some of the little helpful tips that save me time and sanity in the kitchen.  I want to share them in case they will come in handy for some of my readers as well. 1.  Stop water from boiling over:  When boiling noodles, potatoes or whatever, place a wooden