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Ms. Elaine Kneeous

Jennifer is a one in a million stay-at-home mom. (More like one OF a million stay at home moms!) She graduated from a liberal arts college but there is nothing liberal OR artsy about her. She is married to Kevin Fischer of This Just In, and together they have a beautiful young daughter Kyla Audrey. In no particular order she loves dogs, wine, a good bargain, her family, pizza, and entertaining. Follow her blog of all things miscellaneous including but not limited to cooking and baking, entertaining and party planning, being a mommy, and homekeeping.

Time keeps on slippin' slippin' slippin'

 

A long-ago friend of Kevin used to tell his children these words of wisdom:  “Work eight, play eight, sleep eight.”  Sounds like a great way to divide your day, doesn’t it?  Oh, if only it were that simple!  I don’t know many people that are able to structure their time that neatly.  Any wife-and-mommy knows that “your” time can be measured in seconds, not hours.

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One Year Later (and One Year Older)

 

Sometimes, reruns are OK.  Like when the sentiments in a one-year-old blog are the same as they were the day it was written… well then, there’s nothing wrong with posting it again.

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Culinary yes-yes #3

 

When you see this woman, what comes to mind?

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Don't Miss Doughboy

 

What are you doing on November 11th?  Hopefully you’ll at least pause to remember our great veterans but I encourage you to do more than that.  How about taking a drive to Platteville to see a movie?  Nope, I’m serious.  From the Avalon Cinema’s Facebook page:

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What A Coincidence!

 

I’m taking a vacation as well!

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Back to reality

 

My dear friend was asked to guest blog for me while I was gone.  Being the over-achieving Wonder Mommy that she is, her many other roles took precedence.  Now that we’re back from our fabulous vacation, Ms. Elaine Kneeous will resume posting!

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

 

Every year at this time, I start running around like a nut.  I love it, I really do.  I love all the sensory-overload aspects of the holiday season…  The Christmas lights, the Christmas songs, the spicy/sweet/savory delicious aromas that start Thanksgiving Day and don’t end until the first week of January, the first bite of turkey and nibble of Christmas cookies, even the first few snowflakes that land on me.  There is nothing quite like these next couple of months.

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Culinary yes-yes #4

 

Think about your favorite restaurant… the one whose menu you don’t even need to read any more because it is memorized; the one where like “Cheers” everybody knows your name; the one where you go to enjoy a meal, and to feel at home.  Perhaps you’ve celebrated milestones there.

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The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Cranberry Eggnog Twirls

12 Cookies of Christmas 2012

 

I’m always on the hunt for new Christmas Cookie recipes.  With books, magazines, and websites, the possibilities are truly endless.  However, I try to find recipes that will yield large batches and store well.  When the list of ingredients isn’t long or exotic, I’m happy.  I seek traditional flavors of the season and highlight gingerbread, eggnog, fruits, and nuts.

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On second thought, let's just cancel Christmas

Last year around this time, a dear friend was starting to stress about the costs associated with Christmas.  She happened to ask her brother-in-law how his family budgeted for the family gifts, etc.  His response?  “We don’t budget.  I just keep buying for the kids until my wife tells me to stop.”

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The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Gingerbread Bites

12 Cookies of Christmas 2012

Gingerbread Cookie Bites

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The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Peppermint Meltaways

12 Cookies of Christmas 2012

Peppermint Meltaways

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The best Christmas pin you'll ever wear

 

Last year I blogged about the importance of wishing others a MERRY CHRISTMAS.  I feel very strongly about celebrating Christmas the way it was meant to be celebrated...  cherishing family & friends and remembering CHRIST’S birth.  It’s not “a” holiday, it is “the” holiday.  If anyone happens to be offended by my style of celebration, so be it.  Quite frankly I am offended when I’m not told Merry Christmas by retail associates, postal workers, and anyone else I come in contact with during the month of December.

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The Twelve Cookies of Christmas: Mexican Wedding Cakes

12 Cookies of Christmas 2012

Mexican Wedding Cakes – New for 2012

 

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