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    That One Time I Caught A Thief

    We have had a thief stalking our ranch.  Things have come up missing.  Precious things.  Things close to my heart.  To say the least, it’s become quite upsetting. I’ve been sleeping with one eye open.  And a finger on the trigger. I’ll tell you what’s come up missing……………………………………………………………… TOMATOES!!  MY GARDEN TOMATOES!!  MY PRECIOUS, BEAUTIFUL, TOMATOES!! See why this has been such an upsetting experience?  We have nurtured, and watered, and nurtured, and watered, and nurtured, and…..well, you get the picture. We started noticing, when a tomato was just about ripe for the picking, it would be gone, the very next morning. Then, we started noticing tomatoes just lying on…

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    Brass Lamp Makeover

    So, I was looking for something to blog about… Not really.  I have been wanting to give my brass lamps a bit of a makeover, so I decided to start with the one in the guest bedroom.  I was thinking, if it didn’t turn out well, at least I wouldn’t have to look at it everyday…but my guests would! Here is the lamp before…. Here it is after… First, I went over it with lightly with fine sandpaper. Then, I just sprayed it with Rust-Oleum Metallic Paint…man, I love this stuff. Now, on to the next four lamps! Linking up with: Serenity Now Weekend Bloggy Reading It’s Overflowing Homemaker On…

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    Tragedy In Our State….

    As most of you know, I live in Colorado.  I’m sure you have seen news footage of the devastation going on in our state right now. We live in the southeast part of the state, so we have not been in any danger of the flooding, however, my daughter, my nephew and friends live in Northern Colorado.  Thankfully, they are fine, but our hearts are aching for everyone in harms way. Here are some stats from yesterday: From COEmergency: As of Sunday afternoon, 17,494 homes damaged, 1,502 homes destroyed, 11,700 people evacuated, 1,253 people unaccounted for, 26 shelters open. Here is a touching video of saving stranded livestock.

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    Mini-Zucchini Frittatas

    Remember when I told you we have zucchini coming out of our ears?  Well, I found a recipe that is just perfect for the overflow of the stuff. There are several things I love about this recipe:   you can make it ahead, AND it’s something you can have for breakfast, lunch, or a light supper, AND it’s healthy. First, shred up enough zucchini to make three cups.   Or, if you are like me, shred more and put in freezer bags.  Keep frozen until you get a hankering for chocolate zucchini cake this winter. Mix zucchini with 1/4 of an onion, diced, a 1/4 cup of vegetable oil, 1/3…