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Simple Pleasures Can Bring Happiness

I love when people come into my life who help me become a better person.  Andy has an aunt with Down Syndrome who lives with his parents down in Manti, Utah.  She’s the sweetest little thing, and I always love when we can visit her because she reminds me how simple pleasures can bring happiness.  She spends most of her day coloring and doing activity books.  Seeing the joy she gets out of this simple but enjoyable activity makes me realize how little we all need in life. Last week…

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Weekend Baking

Weekend Baking Last weekend, I tried two different times to make two different desserts, realizing too late that I didn’t have any flour for baking.  I didn’t follow my own advice on stocking up on pantry staples yet for this year.  I like to have my pantry fully stocked year-round, but especially before the cold weather hits.  For some reason, I just haven’t gotten around to do my Autumn stock-piling yet so I missed out on my weekend baking.  As you can imagine, there aren’t too many things you can…

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Autumn Texture

Autumn Texture This week has been really busy with the Model Home installation in Day Break, Utah.  My team and I have completely furnished and accessorized this new model for Rainey Homes.  Because it’s located on a lake, I used birds, water, and Autumn texture for the design concept for this particular home and it turned out amazing!  As soon as the professional pictures are available, I’ll share them with you. One of the things that I love about this home is the open shelving in the kitchen.  I know…

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Home is Homemade

Home is Homemade I heard a phrase a long time ago that has stuck with me over the years.  It’s very simple but effective and basically says that is “Home is homemade.”  What I interpret that to mean is that home is a reflection of however much of our heart and soul we want to put into it.  We’ve all been in homes where love is spoken and the home is well cared for.  And we’ve also been in homes where there is neglect and disregard for home or anyone…

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Straight From The Garden

Straight From The Garden Every year at the beginning of Autumn, I like to make this yummy recipe using basil and tomatoes straight from the garden.  It’s just a tart made from pie crust and a variety of cheese (Swiss, Fontina, Parmesan and/or Gruyère).  It’s a simple recipe but tastes so good because all the ingredients are fresh.  If you’re a Wilma Magazine Subscriber, then you’ll recall how it was one of the feature articles in the August 2017 issue. Our garden was really slow this year, but everything seems to…

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