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Preserve Your Carved Pumpkin

My friend Liz, a fellow Real Farmwife, recently told me that she read  if you soak a carved pumpkin in bleach it is supposed to last longer.  I thought this was something that would certainly…

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Salted Caramel Butter Bars

Salted caramel seems to be the new food craze!  At the Indiana State Fair, the Dairy Bar debuted a salted caramel milkshake and it was delicious!  My oldest daughter, B loves anything salted caramel so…

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Capturing Memories

A few years ago you could always find me behind my camera.  It didn’t matter what the event or occasion was, I always had my camera and I would snap at least 100 photos.  I…

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Take Close-Up Photos Without a Macro Lens

I love close-up photography, but didn’t seem to do enough of it to justify spending a few hundred dollars on a macro lens and my other lenses weren’t getting the job done.  A few years…

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Memorial Day Grilling Recipes

The official beginning of summer isn’t until June 21st, but many people consider Memorial Day to be the start of summer fun.  People all over the country will be firing up their grills to kick…

Buying Meat on a Budget

$5 Dinner Linky Party!

Here in the James house we are huge fans of a good deal. HUGE fans. We are always on the look out for those special little manager’s special stickers at our local Ruler Foods. Michael…

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Farmer Fridays : Keriel Dairy Farm

One of the things I love most about social media is all the different people that I get to “meet.”  While I haven’t actually met a lot of them in person, I feel like I…

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Weekends for the Soul…Hand Print Salt Dough Ornaments

  I love making crafts with my girls.  Time may not always allow it , but we try to squeeze one in every now and then.  For some reason, every time I see a craft…

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Weekends for the Soul: Thankful Tree

  My husband and I have always tried to teach our girls to be thankful.  We are constantly reminding them to say, “Thank you” after they receive something from someone.  Our oldest is seven and…

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Food Photography Tips

Photographing food is extremely difficult.  At least, I think it is.  You always want the lighting to be just perfect because, if it isn’t, it just makes the food look plain gross!  I am definitely…