• My First Furniture Re Do

    August 28, 2014DishinandDishes

    About a month ago, and before the oven broke, the entryway flooded, and my life was vaguely normal and boring…..I refinished this dresser. It was a dresser that my daughter had with one of her first bedroom sets and it was that pale blonde wood color, which I no longer like at ALL. Except for…

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  • Wordless Wednesday -Zinnias

    August 27, 2014DishinandDishes
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  • A Shower for the Bride to Be

    August 25, 2014DishinandDishes

      A few weeks ago, we hosted a bridal shower for my daughter Tori’s BFF Hanna who within a month will marry the guy of her dreams- Lance. Tori and Hanna have been friends since grade school and Hanna has always just been another child to us around this household.  Here’s a picture of the bride…

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  • A Fun Holiday Game – Christmas Minute to Win It

    December 31, 2013DishinandDishes

        On Christmas Eve we had our big family Christmas party with all of our kids and Mr. Wonderful’s Mom and sister Cheryl.  I had spent a few days in a row preparing  Brisket, Holiday Mashed Potatoes and Christmas Cookies for the crowd and so therefore put Mr. W in charge of organizing a…

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  • Holi-DAZE Time

    December 5, 2013DishinandDishes

    Last week truly left me feeling a little dazed, most ever thankful and extremely full after a week full of Thanksgiving cooking and such. We had perhaps the best turkey we’ve ever made. We are big fans of “dry brining” now. The G-Babies were there in full force. We were a small group this year…

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  • Mom’s Day Scenes

    May 13, 2013DishinandDishes

    Yesterday was Mother’s Day. My Mom and Dad came down to visit from Michigan for Kayla’s graduation. Can we all pause and revel on the words “Kayla’s graduation”? Two kids graduated and one just finished his freshman year.  We are on a roll. Now if the world of employment will be equally as kind. More…

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  • The Wonderful Guy Turns 50

    January 18, 2013DishinandDishes

    The holidays ended with a comfortable day in the Wonderful household on New Year’s.  Little did Mr. Wonderful know….his 50th birthday party  was coming. Let me tell you, it’s not easy to sneak in a surprise party on the Wonderful guy.  While not even realizing it, he’s incredibly nosy and almost always discovers either any…

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  • Still Recovering

    November 27, 2012DishinandDishes

      It’s been almost a week since Thanksgiving and I’m still recovering…here are a few scenes from our special day. Mr. Wonderful making his famous cinnamon rolls…we have them every Thanksgiving morning. He almost pooped out this year, but I guilted him and he got at it. He cut them to where he had one…

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