Archive for November, 2012

Random Ranting of the Night

… I am so over the Elf on a Shelf.  When did this nonsense start?  Because I certainly don’t remember it from my childhood.  Supposedly, you have this little elf doll, and you tell your kids that he goes back to the North Pole each night to report to Santa if the kids have been […]

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Baked Potato Soup

This recipe came from a squadron wife a few years back at a meeting where we did a soup exchange.  I took the recipe home from the meeting and promptly forgot about it.  On Halloween this year, another friend in the squadron made it when she has some of us over for dinner, and I […]

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Coming Attractions

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, I am focused on lots of big things happening in the coming weeks… * Goodbye Dinner… Good Navy friends of ours are moving on to their next duty station.  The hubby was in NavyGuy’s squadron for the deployment, and the wife and I started as scrapbooking buddies, and grew […]

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Thanksgiving 2012

NavyGuy and I had a relaxed Thanksgiving this year – just two guests and a very low-key vibe.  Our long-time friends Andrea and Ben, from Portland, arrived on Wednesday afternoon.  I had been cooking and prepping most of the day (including driving to Arlington to pick up the fresh turkey), and their arrival made the […]

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Christmas Bucket List

NavyGuy, Tally, and I will be spending most of the month of December in Wisconsin.  I’ll explain the trip more in the coming weeks, but today I’m focusing on the fact that NavyGuy and I will have almost a whole month together and lots of time to do fun Christmas things! We’ll see what else […]

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DIY Dog Bed

There isn’t much more to say about this project, beyond what the original poster – The Undomesticated Wife – explained in her great step-by-step tutorial.  So I’m mostly just going to show pics of my finished project. Essentially you’re making one of those tie-fleece blankets that have been around for years.  I used just a […]

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This Week

I’m watching… Amaze-balls.  Are you watching?  You should be.  Catch up on Season 1 on Netflix streaming if need be.  It’s such a wonderful escape, with enough plot and characters to be interesting, but not so intense or realistic that it gives you a headache to watch.  It’s still fun for me to watch and […]

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Boutique Craft Fair

Our squadron is participating in a fundraiser craft fair again this year.  Last year we DIY’d cake stands and made a pretty solid profit.  This year’s project is going to be DIY’d “organization” boards, similar to the examples below:   We plan to collect a variety of frames in different sizes and designs. Add some […]

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Halloween Wrap-Up

We do not get trick-or-treaters at our house, likely because of being on a busy main road, with no sidewalks, in a non-neighborhood of sorts, and up a moderate hill.  So, I made sure my porch light was out and spent the afternoon and evening with a few of the squadron ladies who a) do […]

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