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11 Topics for your Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving meals can be both fun, joyeous and somewhat predictable. We all come prepared to answer the lovable questions of “what are you up to now? How is school? What are your plans?” These questions are sweet and asked out of politeness and curiosity and while some of us may jump at the opportunity to… Continue reading 11 Topics for your Thanksgiving Meal

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My Fifth Wedding

December 8th is a very important event in our family’s life.  Our fifth and last daughter is getting married.  It was kind of funny that my husband's concern  about having five girls wasn’t how to provide for their education or the extra curricula activities or even all the sets of braces they needed, but the weddings!  He saw dollar signs at the… Continue reading My Fifth Wedding

Iris and Hart Yummiest Creamy Chicken Soup
In the Kitchen: Recipes and More, Seasonal, The Creative Home

Yummiest Creamy Chicken Soup

Soup is a staple in our house as the cool weather is upon us.  For some reason I like to eat warm, comforting food in the fall and winter.  Even smoothies don’t appeal to me as much.  Maybe its because I am cold natured and I like my insides to be warm too!  So here’s… Continue reading Yummiest Creamy Chicken Soup

Iris and Hart Recipe Iris and Hart Addicting No Tomato ChiliIris and Hart Recipe Iris and Hart Addicting No Tomato Chili
In the Kitchen: Recipes and More, Seasonal

Addicting No Tomato Chili

My family enjoys a good hearty bowl of soup. As the temperatures drop outside, my thoughts turn to filling my soup pot once again. It's so nice to make a big pot early in the week for leftovers . I love it when lunch is already figured out. Sunday we had to go somewhere that… Continue reading Addicting No Tomato Chili

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How I Updated My Fireplace

One of the biggest statement pieces in your house is not what you might think. It's usually overlooked and just there for the functional reason to warm your home. But your fireplace makes a huge statement. When you change the fireplace, it changes the entire room. It sounds expensive, time consuming and pretty messy to… Continue reading How I Updated My Fireplace