Auntie D

New series for 2019 – Week One

In this new, fifty two week series, I will address one of four categories of wellness every week. “Me time” will focus primarily on self care. “Healthy Habits” will focus on diet, exercise, and health trends. “Uplugged” will find ways/ideas to spend time away from electronics, screens, and discover the world around us. And “Sparkle” […]

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And a Partridge in a Pear Tree

OMGoodness, did someone say “pear”? These are some of the most versatile and delicious fruits on our planet! Flavors can range from sweet and syrupy to spicy. Pears are also some of the easiest fruits to bake, poach, grill, and make look elegant with very little effort (shhh, don’t tell). While “poached pears” sound rather intimidating […]

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2 Turtle doves … a reflection

As we celebrate this holiday season, I am reminded of how important friends and family are. In doing a bit of research for this blog, I learned the 2 turtle doves in “the 12 Days of Christmas” are representative of lifelong partners. Turtle dove birds, aka lovebirds, mate for life AND share in life duties […]

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4 Fun and Fabulous Treats

Grab your kiddos and make these 4 amazing treats together. They are probably home on Winter Break now, so make some memories, have fun, AND get ready for the upcoming Holiday. You don’t have to tell them they are actually being productive, but how fun will it be for them to take the credit on Christmas Day. […]

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5 Finger Foods

Here we are with 5 days left until Christmas Day, so here are 5 ideas for great Finger Foods to get your party started. Truthfully, I don’t need a big meal and would prefer to just do finger foods all day, but many have traditions and expectations for a special meal. How ever you choose […]

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6 days of “Scheming”

While it is 6 days until the main event, for those with school aged children, you realistically only have a few more days before they are out of school for winter break, right. Time to make our moments of “freedom” count! Today is “List Day.” What does the song say, “making a list, checking it […]

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15 minute Apple Pie Pastries

We FINALLY had a weekend together to celebrate Fall! The weather was absolutely perfect, too ….. cool enough for him and lots of sunshine for me. We accomplished several projects that I will get put together and post here for you because they are quick, easy, fun, and simply “marvelous, daaarling.” In any event, we […]

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Savor Summer Memories

With summer coming to an end, it is time to finally do something with our collected mementos from our vacays and trips. So rather than let them sit in a bag or bucket in the garage let’s make them into a beautiful tribute to our summer memories that we can enjoy for years to come. […]

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