Really Awesome Homemade Pizza

Really awesome handmade pizza

Living in the country means you never get pizza delivered. We have a few national chain pizza places in the town about 30 minutes from our house.  They make pizza that’s decent in a pinch and will satisfy your craving, but it’s nothing great. The only really good pizza places are about 70 miles from… 

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What did I do that made my life easier this year?

What did I do that made my life easier this year? I am an art teacher. For many year I taught k-12 art in a small school district. I taught 40 minute classes and may have had kindergarten one period, followed by and advanced high school class, followed by a class of third graders. In… 

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Who did I struggle most with this year?

Who did I struggle most with this year? I think I struggled most with myself. While I can be my biggest advocate at times I can also be my biggest enemy. Most of the time I am the source of my own undoing. I am participating in my friend Jacqueline’s #endofyearbang challenge. Join us!


When did I have the most joy this year?

This is a pretty tough question because I am a pretty joyful person! I always find the joy in things – even when things are rough and unexpected there is joy somewhere. So instead of picking one I’m going to make a list of things that immediately come to mind. In no particular order: 1…. 

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What was the biggest challenge that I overcame this year?

What was my biggest challenge that I overcame this year? It’s funny because in many ways my post yesterday also answered this question because the biggest thing I overcame was also the thing I am most proud of. I did not really want to do IVF. Well I did, but I didn’t. I was scared… 

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What am I most proud of this year?

My friend is doing a great end of the year project on her blog called “31 Days of Questions to End Your Year Right” and I’m playing along. Stop by each day to see my answers and drop by Jacqueline’s blog to join in! What am I most proud of this year? This year I… 

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The QueDog on @eggsandherbs

The QueDog – Petit Jean Jumbo Grillers Giveaway

July is national hot dog month and it’s time for another yummy hot dog recipe. This hot dog celebrates another delicious summer food…BBQ. Okay, BBQ may not just be a summer food but summer is the time of year that we typically think about having picnics and big outdoor meals. Here in the south that… 

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Crockpot Kalua Pork @eggsandherbs

Crockpot Kalua Pork

Kalua Pork (notice that it’s Kalua and not Kahlua!) is a traditional luau treat. Kalua is a Hawaiian term that literally means to cook underground and in a traditional luau a whole pig is wrapped in moist banana leaves and cooked underground in a hot pit or imu for 6-7 hours. Part of the ceremony… 

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Pineapples Don’t Grow on Trees – Tropical Hot Dogs {Petit Jean Meats Giveaway}

Nothing speaks more of summer than hot dogs on the grill. Add some tropical fruit and you’ve got a hot dog that’s perfect for any pool party, lake side grill-out, or family barbecue. About 10 years ago I visited the Dole Pineapple Plantation in Hawaii. The thing that surprised me the most was that pineapples… 

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CrossFit at Home {Fitness Focus}

Fitness is so important but it is also really hard. Some people will tell you that exercise is easy for them and I think they are full of it! I do believe you can grow to love the benefits that come from frequent exercise. The endorphin release following exercise is a wonderful stress reliever but… 

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weight watchers creamed spinach steakhouse

Creamed Spinach

There really is no food that warms my soul quite like a big, juicy, medium-rare steak.  Steak is the one food that I find myself craving over and over again.  Almost as much as I like steak, I like the traditional steakhouse sides like garlicky mashed potatoes and creamed spinach.  Traditional creamed spinach sounds like… 

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