Category Archives: Challenges

Winding Down Those Classes

I taught an ice creams class yesterday at North Kansas City Library. We tasted six different ice creams and sorbets: Pineapple Sorbet, Strawberry Cream, Coffee, Raspberry Sorbet, Mint Chip, and Dairy-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate. I’ve posted all of the recipes … Continue reading

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Chickens and Crowdfunding

And Then There Were Fourteen Last Saturday, I taught a class at the Ruiz Library. One of the attendees asked me, “How often do you lose a chicken? I answered, “Well, we haven’t had one in a while, but usually … Continue reading

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Oh Boy…

  When we bought this property, the inspector told us, “Your foundation and your brickwork need tuckpointing.” He meant “now” but with all of the other things on our plate, we didn’t start right away. There was a dog fence … Continue reading

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We are Okay and Here is Why

I regularly post about budgets. And not just budgets but knowing exactly where your money is going. This past week was stressful, for all of a couple of hours, until I sat down and figured it out on paper (well, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Bread Recipes

Bread, Bread, and More Bread! A few years ago I purchased Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and let me tell you, it is AWESOME. Bread making completely flummoxed me until I found this book. In fact, anytime I … Continue reading

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Uncle!!!

There is never a good time for it, really, but I suppose this week is better than others. I’ve done it again – thrown out my back – and I am currently lying in bed – propped, cushioned and “blanketed” … Continue reading

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And the Award Goes to…

Our decision to stick with cars that are both paid off, and not get newer ones with car payments has definitely been tested this year. To date, we have paidĀ $4,327.87 in car repairs, exceeding our budget of $2,200 for car … Continue reading

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“Magic” Fridge

Yesterday, as we were driving to a house cleaning, Dee said to me, “Jeez, it feels as if we were robbed, the refrigerator took up ALL of yesterday.” Truer words were never spoken. On Monday morning the refrigerator had a … Continue reading

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Jumping Into the Dream

Jumping Into the Dream We have watched the legalization of cannabis slowly creep across the nation in the past few years. Most recently, Colorado’s transition from a medical marijuana state to fully legal for adult useĀ has really excited us. Dave, … Continue reading

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The Problem With Color…

The Problem With Color I have difficulty working with color, I really do. I’m like a kindergartener with a pretty box full of crayons. I want to use ALL the crayons…all right now…in one place. It causes…difficulties… So while this … Continue reading

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