Patricia Mabel

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Soup in a Jar GiftThe mother of a good friend is dealing with cancer. It is easy to feel helpless when those you love are going through any kind of suffering.


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Natural Baking Soda ToothpasteTo make your own toothpaste, just use a fifty/fifty ratio of coconut oil to baking soda. Start with a small batch and use a few tablespoons of each. If you like, add a few drops of an essential oil, like peppermint or spearmint, for flavor.


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Sweet Acorn SquashAcorn squash is seasonal from September to December. This recipe is simple and economical. It would make a perfect appetizer served with a cheese and cracker platter for Thanksgiving!


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Keeping a Christmas Journal to Plan for Next YearThe Christmas season moves by so quickly. Oftentimes I come across ideas that I would love to do, but I run out of time. This year I have started a Christmas journal. I've added my Christmas card list to it, along with new craft ideas and recipes that I will try next Christmas!


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Discovering Gratitude During a RecessionA recession can certainly create a shift in perception. But when the walls of comfort begin to crumble, the way a person looks at their situation is a personal choice. Initially my reaction was fear.


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Dutch Oven Roast Garlic ChickenDutch oven meals are great for keeping the kitchen warm during the winter months. This is an easy and delicious roast chicken recipe that turned out wonderful!


Spring into a New Beginning - spring tulips

Spring into a New BeginningI got sick over the weekend. Whatever the cause, I was knocked out of commission for a short time. I am a firm believer that illness of the body, no matter what kind it is, is directly connected to what is going on in our minds and hearts.


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Tree Trunk OrnamentsChristmas ornaments made out of tree trunk slices. Great craft to do as a family, kids love it!



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