Treadmill Desk

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A few days ago I overheard a friend talking about a treadmill desk she made herself.  She works a lot on the computer and has found this to be a good way to get some exercise in.  I was intrigued and began an internet search to see if I could make one for myself. There are a lot of ideas out there. My requirements were that it be functional, inexpensive and removable. I’m not the only one who uses our treadmill, so it needs to be quick and easy to remove and set up. I have a couple volunteer projects I’m working on that require a lot of computer time. Why not get some steps in while I work?DIY Treadmill desk on a budget. Exercise while working!

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Harry Potter Quilt – The Project of Doom!

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I am a Harry Potter fan.  I love the books, I love the movies, I love the behind the scenes, interviews and funny memes. Recently I discovered a fabulous new project.  Jennifer Ofenstein has created paper pieced quilt patterns to make a Harry Potter quilt.  Awesome, right?

Jennifer's Finished quilt

This is Jennifer’s finished quilt. I hope mine turns out just as awesome!

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Girl’s Camp – meal plan and recipes

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Girls Camp Menu

Girls Camp Menu

GIRL’S CAMP!!

  My brain is so full right now, it just may burst.  I am cooking for our church girl’s camp again this year.  There will be about 135 people to feed on a budget.  I do have a kitchen to work in, so most things are going to be made from scratch.

Today’s post is a just a quick one to share the menu I’ve planned as well as the recipes.  I have written them up with a single batch and multiplied out to the quantities I use for camp.  These are great recipes for family reunions too. Continue reading »




One Pot Creamy Orzo and Sausage

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One Pot Creamy Orzo and Sausage

One Pot and Orzo in the same meal…perfection.  Have you tried Orzo pasta?  It looks a bit like overgrown rice :)  Since it is so small, it cooks pretty quickly.

This recipe combines this lovely little pasta with yummy chicken apple sausage.  I love the flavor of this sausage.  I have tried some different brands, but I usually buy this one because it is readily available at my local stores.

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One Pot Italian Chicken Pasta

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One Pot Italian Chicken Pasta

One Pot Italian Chicken Pasta

One Pot meals have become quite the sensation on the web these days.  I have fallen in love with them myself.  I’ve been making this meal for a while now and my family loves it. All the ingredients go into the pot at once and dinner is ready in about 20 minutes.  I doesn’t get much better than that!

The beauty of these meals is how easy and versatile they are.  If you need to feed more people, you just add more pasta and broth.  If you don’t like an ingredient, just swap it out for one you do.

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Thai Chicken Pizza

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Thai Chicken Pizza

The first time I ate Thai Chicken Pizza was at my friend Barbara’s house.  She made it for a big group of hungry teenagers.  They devoured it!  Our family has declared it a favorite meal.   I have to admit it has become my favorite pizza ever.

You can purchase a premade pizza crust or make your own.  I personally like the pizza dough recipe found here on Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

It does take a few extra steps, but oh it is so worth it!  I like to bake the chicken and cut up the veggies up to a day ahead to save time when making this pizza.

Try it…you will like it.  

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