Grandma’s Christmas Divinity

By Andrea | December 24, 2014 |

Christmas is a special time of year, full of memories of family and friends. This time of year, smells and flavors take on new meanings, and I’m always ready to get into my kitchen to cook up a few of those memories. That’s why I wanted to share with you, my grandma Ruby’s recipe for…

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Basilmomma’s Creamy Chicken Bacon Pasta

By Andrea | December 23, 2014 |

I recently got to see a great food demonstration by Basilmomma at the Indiana Farm Bureau Conference in French Lick. One of the recipes she made was a Creamy Chicken Bacon Pasta. I recently tried the recipe at home and was pleased with how it came out so I wanted to share my version with…

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Christmas Pickles

By Andrea | December 22, 2014 |

I feel like I’m running low on pickles. I’d blame the mice for getting into the canned goods, but I know it’s really because it’s close to Christmas and at Christmastime all of my canned goods begin to disappear, finding new homes as they are given out as gifts. I’m actually pretty sure that Fr.…

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Anna’s First Quilt

By Andrea | December 19, 2014 |

Once again, Anna has been gracious enough to share another one of her quilts with us. Today I am sharing with you Anna’s very first quilt, and let me tell you, I am impressed. She found the pattern in an old Good Housekeeping book on quilting. The patterns, colors, and fabrics screamed 1970s, which was…

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New Look

By Andrea | December 18, 2014 |

You may have noticed that I’ve been playing around with some updates around the site over the last few days.  I’ve changed up some of the artwork in an attempt to create a look that I feel reflects me a little better than the previous design did. Not that I didn’t love the old design.…

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The Art of Robert Millard-Mendez

By Andrea | December 17, 2014 |

I was going through files on my computer recently, and came across photos from Robert Millard-Mendez‘s show at Oakland City University in November of 2008. I had forgotten how much I enjoy this southern Indiana sculptor.

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Things That Make Me Unhappy

By Andrea | December 16, 2014 |

I love to complain, but there aren’t many things in life that make me truly unhappy.  Unfortunately, I discovered a new one last night.  It is not OK to be woken from a dead sleep at 2:30 in the morning by the fire alarm when nothing is actually on fire. I have a hard enough…

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Whining is the Opposite of Giving Thanks

By Andrea | December 15, 2014 |

… and other things I learned at the 2014 Indiana Farm Bureau Conference My husband and I recently spent the weekend at the 2014 Indiana Farm Bureau Conference at French Lick Springs and West Baden Springs Hotel in French Lick Indiana. We had a wonderful time. The Farm Bureau conferences are always fun and very…

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5 Years and Counting

By Andrea | December 12, 2014 |

Happy Anniversary to my husband! It’s been 5 years today.  There are times when I can’t believe it’s been so long, and there are times when it feels like we’ve been married for centuries – but I wouldn’t trade a minute. Here’s hoping this is just the beginning of our lifetime together.

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Anna’s Crazy Christmas Blocks – A Progress Post

By Andrea | December 10, 2014 |

It looks like I am a bad influence on Anna. I’ve convinced her to try her hand an making crazy patch blocks, and I have to say that I am impressed with her progress so far. Her blocks remind me a lot of the ones in my first crazy quilt. She told me that I…

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I'm Andrea, a techie living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere.