agoldenafternoon We are beyond thrilled for this cute little fella. He was our only foster placement last year and he officially became adopted last week by a wonderful and loving woman who still sends me pictures! For every one of you who has waited those long months and years to finally hold your child, I am so happy for you and wish you a lifetime of love and snuggles. Such a gift you are to these little ones. 3d

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agoldenafternoon Excited to be whipping up some recipes for another @makersarcade on March 21st at #northparkpostoffice by @foundationforform. I'd love to know your favorite style of drink to give me ideas for the Spring event. Mojito? Collins? Mimosa? Gimlet? Citrus? Fruit? I'm also thinking of a mocktail recipe since they are always highly requested, but not advertised! (Pictured is just some OJ and sparkling mineral water because alcohol and I are still not getting along ). 4d
  •   raquellalily I'll have to come back and read this because I don't know anything about mixed drinks but those glasses... Oh I know those are amazing 4d
  •   twodaloo The glasses! I die! 4d
  •   lorenjames Aviation or gin sour! 4d
  •   brigeeski How about a Mojito Mule @agoldenafternoon 4d
  •   candacerachele ohhh i might be in town that weekend !! 4d
  •   naomigrebe An Old Fashioned is always a good choice. 4d
  •   melissa__eve Hec makes this drink called a Malaysian Sour. It's AMAZING. Gin, orgeat syrup (almond syrup), and lemon juice shaken then served over a tiny bit of crushed ice and floated bitters. Lemon peel for garnish. It's my all time FAV!! 4d
  •   imakeshinylove Oh my gosh! This glass! Where did you get it? 4d

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agoldenafternoon Succulents are blooming in San Diego! Local friends or anyone interested, I started a new account to share events and info around the city for families AND homeschoolers. It's @adventuresandiego with the tag #sandiegohomeschooling. I'm hoping that it can be a place to learn about our city together and even meet up! Please SHARE and tag friends who might benefit from the info and new community at @adventuresandiego! 4d

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agoldenafternoon Theodore Roosevelt reminds us...
"To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, and to live as a people, we must have trees."
Thankful to strap on some hiking boots and connect with God's amazing creation. Today, we joined some homeschooling families and a local Mom, who shared her knowledge of local edible and medicinal plants. There's so much to learn. 🌳
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agoldenafternoon When life feels like it's starting to unravel a bit, I always find myself straightening, purging, or organizing things. Sometimes, I think I do this to control a little piece of life, in contrast to the part that feels out of control. Ultimately, I need to remind myself that much is not meant to be in my hands at all, but laid before Jesus. I'm so thankful for this reminder from friends this week. He desires to hold us close during these hard times. Only in these times of reflection can we actually listen to His direction. Isn't it silly how fast we forget to do this? I know I feel silly. It doesn't mean I'll stop cleaning though... 6d

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agoldenafternoon Fresh week. Fresh granola. (I shared the link for my current fave #grainfree granola on my FB page so you guys can try it too!) 1w
  •   stilize I was just looking for stg like this, great 1w
  •   brebuskey It sure looks pretty! 1w
  •   cnrutan Have you tried her chocolate berry granola? It's so yummy!! 1w
  •   swichto Love this! 1w

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agoldenafternoon Guinea pigs are getting their cage cleaned. The older 2 put Dean in charge of corralling, which means an escape into the bushes is inevitable. I can here faint little squeaks of "freedom!". 1w

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agoldenafternoon Hand washables day. Hasn't anyone invented a mail in hand wash/sweater de-pilling service yet. Wouldn't you sign up in 5 seconds? 1w

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agoldenafternoon I loved catching up with my friend @dinexdesign. She was extra sweet to listen to the most recent dreams and ideas of Faith Rush, who could talk the ear off any adult or even a stranger. Kristin let me play stylist for her #dxd_yougotserved challenge. So fun to mix it up and try something outside my comfort zone! 2w
  •   dinexdesign What a sweet picture- and what a sweet young lady! Thank you so much for inviting me into your lovely home today. It's always such a treat to spend time with you 2w
  •   bigredep I want that stool!! 2w
  •   cascompton that light fixture! 2w
  •   coardcakes I have that same yellow stool! 2w
  •   jescahjoy this space is 2w
  •   joyfinderspath Faith and my Felicity sound like they would get on mighty fine, Bonnie! 2w
  •   mommaj2sdl I spy Leonard the pug. Makes me miss my little Leo!! 1w
  •   heather_bickel_stevenson Needing some Faith time :) 1w

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agoldenafternoon Ballerina & converse 2w
  •   raquellalily I tried so hard to get into balboa park this weekend but traffic (parking) was a nightmare! I'm going to have to go back and try again :) 2w

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agoldenafternoon Just finished eating some roasted tomato sauce on my meatballs and zucchini pasta. That's #WIDN @theflowerfades. Thanks for checking in. what's happening in your day, @avintagecloud @heatherbullard @housetweaking @erobyn? 2w

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agoldenafternoon Lunch. Not quiiite a donut, but twas still a good sea bass. 2w

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agoldenafternoon So excited for these sea salt chocolate tarts for Galentine's Day. Ready to party tonight with @atticseventeen @oodalollee and some other lovely ladies! (grain free recipe from @slimpalate...it's in my most recent pins) 3w

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agoldenafternoon We only visit the wild animal park in the winter because it is always feels like an entirely different climate up here (read ridiculously hot). Well, it was still hot here, but we enjoyed the company of our good friends, saw the cute meerkats and lemurs, along with several kinds of distant deer who seem identical to me. It was good to be out and about again and not be lame sick mom for a day. 3w

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agoldenafternoon We really enjoy being in Balboa Park every week at dusk for Faith's ballet class. It's such a peaceful place to soak in and a great setting to spend time as a family while we wait. 3w
  •   auburnsoul We are heading to San Diego next week! Any must sees? 3w
  •   joannaposey And why couldn't it have been in balboa when I lived there!!! Yall could have come over or we could have met for dinner every week as a fam 3w
  •   storehousecrafts We just got home today from SD! We stayed at the Del on Coronado and soaked up all the sunshine before heading home to Chicago!! 3w
  •   messyjesse1 Oh how lovely! @storehousecrafts I visited SD last October and completely fell in love with Coronado Island, it was so beautiful! Is the Del the big place with the red roof? Wish we stayed there! 3w
  •   housesevenblog So beautiful 3w
  •   storehousecrafts @messyjesse1 yes!!! It's a historic hotel, very fun to stay at!!! 3w
  •   lifeofaloaf @agoldenafternoon we go every Sun for a walk, dusk really is the best time to be there! 3w
  •   maandpamodern It's one of my most favorite places. 3d

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agoldenafternoon Trying to make extra effort for my 6 year old tactile learner. I was so excited for him to learn the way he loves...with his hands. Wouldn't you know that this tally mark idea ended up frustrating him more than the worksheet that he was doing fine with. We moved from the floor that was "too slide-y", to a board that was "too hard", to using double stick tape that was "stupid". Same days are full of whining and complaining but I am so grateful to keep helping them find fun ways to learn, even if this super fun idea felt "stupid" to Dean today. 3w
  •   faithrphotog Oh well - that's kind of part of the process. Figuring out what works and what doesn't. It's frustrating when the darling idea flops but you never know - your next try might totally be the bomb dot com. 3w
  •   homeeducator And along with that you're teaching perseverance. So many lessons wrapped into one. 3w
  •   kelsirea Oh I feel for you...my "fun" 3w
  •   erniray_is_blackjames Love that you are differentiating your lessons for your son. In my high school English classroom, I teach my students study skills and note taking strategies based on their learning styles. Since I've made this switch, my students show more engagement, ownership, and retention of content. You're a magic mama! 3w
  •   kelsirea Activity for my kinesthetic learner drove her to tears. @homeeducator I think it's days like this one where *mama* learns perseverance.... 3w
  •   elijahlopeez Felt!!! That's the solution! 3w
  •   jennifernaraki This is so much awesome. 3w

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agoldenafternoon This fella is a celery root/celeriac. I get stopped REGULARLY at Whole Foods for people to ask questions on what it is and how to cook it. Last week it was an 80 year old man who also asked me for a leek recipe. If you are low carb/ paleo, you will find this to be the closest food to the beloved potato in your cooking arsenal. It looks like celery grows out of it but it is really an entirely different plant. I grew some a few years ago so I'm telling the truth, people! For the record, I REALLY dislike celery but I can tolerate the slight celery taste of this just fine. To eat: I cut it like so (chop top,bottom, and slice off edges), fill a pot with 1.5ish inches of water, cover, and cook on low until a fork can easily poke through the whole thing. I then puree mine in my Vitamix with butter, almond milk (or reg is fine), and s&p. This is especially amazing under fish and roasted veggies with butter, but I've used it under every kind of protein. Now, go find a celery root! 3w
  •   yourfavoritehousewife I SO need to try this! I keep breaking LC for the beloved potato 3w
  •   joyfinderspath Good to know! @gkeynana a recipe for you :-) 3w
  •   lynds_young I HATE celery too!!! And now I desperately want to go find a celery root!!! 3w
  •   milly_potter it is tasty in soup too- I made a celeriac (what we call it in England) and fennel soup this weekend and it is delicious! ...also v.good roasted :) 3w
  •   fraucolle Cut the celery root in slices (1cm), cook it for a few minutes in salty water. Marinate the cooked slices with egg (flavoured with salt/ pepper etc) and breadcrumb (or similar stuff) and roast it in a pan. It's delicious! Even the kids love it this way. We call it celery schnitzel 3w
  •   charissharpe Love celeriac, can't stand celery! 3w

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agoldenafternoon The ladies are getting with the program again. They are starting to understand room, board, and their organic grains aren't free. Sheesh. 🐓 3w

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agoldenafternoon This big roly poly fella just turned 11. This is his celebration face. He's exhausted from all of the excitement. #theleonardthepug 3w

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agoldenafternoon Yes, I am willing to go to great lengths for the love of a cookie. Cocao + cocoa butter + honey = chocolate chips. Recipe coming soon. 3w
  •   kayleestevie So worth it! I can't wait to try this recipe! 3w
  •   wwvalleygirl Bake on sister! It will be TOTALLY with it! 3w
  •   oleanderandpalm What about chocolate chunk cookies next time. :) but, really so sorry you are suffering. 3w
  •   joannaposey I mean... You're the best. 3w
  •   cfast17 I've had this pinned. Where did you find the cocoa butter? 3w
  •   modboymom Wow! That's some serious attention to detail. :) 3w
  •   lesleyzellers Whoa. Big time impressive. 3w
  •   nihkee_ @thethomas5 thank you for the tags- love the hgtv one! - here's the profile I mentioned previously 3w

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