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Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

by Edie Wadsworth on April 23, 2014

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Dear kind and spicy friends, I took 817 pictures of this soup and I COULD NOT capture the deliciousness of this creamy chicken tortilla soup. Whatsoever. Please believe me when I say that this soup is the mother of all tor-tilla soups.  (We say tortilla like gorilla, for special effects.) This is but a warm […]

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How We Do Holidays Around Here

by Edie Wadsworth on April 21, 2014

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Good morning, Gorgeous!  I hope your Easter weekend was beautiful and restful. I have a holiday weekend strategy that you might find helpful.  It comes from years of trial and error where I needed a vacation from my post holiday/over-stressed blues.  Besides my weekend strategy, you also might want to adopt my Easter basket philosophy, […]

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DIY Arrow Jewelry Holder

by Edie Wadsworth on March 24, 2014

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Welcome Sasha from Lemonade Makin’ Mama to the blog today!  She has a great blog, full of beautiful words and eye candy galore and a shop that will quickly become one of your favorites.  I’m so excited about the project she’s sharing today and  I can’t wait to make one for myself!  I know you’re […]

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The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Taming Paperwork

by Edie Wadsworth on March 10, 2014

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This is an update on a post I did about paperwork and since I’m a right-brained, creative, ADD, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-skinny-jeans kind of a girl, I thought you’d like to know that tax season didn’t stress me out at all. This system has worked well for me for the past two years, so I think I finally […]

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March Meal Plan

by Edie Wadsworth on March 4, 2014

March Meal Plan via lifeingrace

I hope you enjoy this meal plan, which honors the Lenten season with fish or shrimp on Fridays and honors the Irish on and around March 17!  It’s a little brighter and fresher in celebration of oncoming Spring.  Happy cooking and happier eating! Week 1 Tuesday,  March 4—Asian Pot Roast Wednesday,  March 5—Fiesta Chicken Salad Thursday, […]

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Old Fashioned Fudge Pie

by Edie Wadsworth on February 27, 2014

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Y’all.  I’m so nervous.  I wrote an article for the Lutheran Witness magazine that comes out this weekend on Vocation and finding God’s will for your life.  In less than an hour, I’ll be doing a radio interview about the article on my very favorite internet radio station in THE entire world, Issues, Etc. In […]

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Kitchen Must Haves {The 10 Things I Use Most}

by Edie Wadsworth on February 24, 2014

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  I’m ashamed to say that my kitchen has been sorely neglected until yesterday.  I spent the better part the afternoon cleaning and froofing, but have not been on my A game with cooking lately.  And by that I mean we’ve had frozen pizza twice this week.  What are we, newlyweds?  I even went to […]

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House Tour

by Edie Wadsworth on February 20, 2014

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A collection of our home photos all in one place after our rebuild from the house fire!   s i d e   e n t r y w o r k   r o o m or room where we use props and make funny faces! Or room where we write and study Or […]

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4 Gifts to Give Your Mantel {#loveyourmantel}

by Edie Wadsworth on February 17, 2014

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I have mantels on the brain, so please bear with me! (Also, I’m working on tracing down the links on all the photos, which is harder than it looks!) via Emily Henderson, the reigning queen of all things mantel and decorating and baby snuggling. We know what to get the bride, but have you heard […]

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Italian Wedding Soup

by Edie Wadsworth on February 12, 2014

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Well.  First of all, let me say that I love weddings.  EVERY last thing about them. I get all teary eyed for the bride and groom.  I always imagine that I’m the photographer, looking for those candid moments that can’t be missed.  I love the wedding liturgy, the familiar words, the dancing, all of it. […]

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Toffee Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by Edie Wadsworth on February 5, 2014

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Thank you for all your kind comments on our dorky homegrown videos yesterday and on Melanie’s book. You are the best kind of friends! Chocolate chip cookie recipes are like purses to me.  There’s one for every occasion.  Actually, that’s not true at all, because I’ve been carrying the same purse for over a year. […]

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February Meal Plan

by Edie Wadsworth on February 1, 2014

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Every month, I spend some time curating meals that are seasonal and delicious.  Variety is my middle name!  (Find October, November, December, and January!) I hope it helps you in your quest to feed the troops!   I don’t always cook them all and almost NEVER in this exact order, but it gives me a […]

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Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

by Edie Wadsworth on January 31, 2014

This Greek Lemon Chicken Soup via lifeingrace

The snow storm of 2014 that consisted of 2 inches of snow and chilled us Southerners to the bone has turned into sunshine and 50 degrees and distant memories of perfect snow days.  I love January to pieces and snow days that slide right up to a hint of Spring make me love my Southern […]

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Why Marriage is So Hard

by Edie Wadsworth on January 22, 2014

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  “Now, I see, my most constant mistake, is I don’t know what I love till its gone.” You’re sitting smack dab in the middle of the hardest thing in your life—your marriage.  How do I know?  Because I am too and I know how the days can seem dark. You’re probably not gonna like […]

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Potato Corn Chowder {and my love affair with bacon fat}

by Edie Wadsworth on January 16, 2014

Potato Corn Chowder via lifeingrace

A dear reader, Robin, did us all a favor today.  She reminded me of the deliciousness of Potato Corn Chowder (the recipe of which was first posted in my Hospitality ebook, but never on here) and so I thought I’d share the recipe with you,  since my originally planned post went haywire and will have to […]

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