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    Death and Life

    It’s an odd thing when death is in your midst. When life has to go on, and death’s presence is ever near. It can feel like you’re in some sort of a alter dimension sometimes. You can be going along, having a beautiful day, and suddenly everything changes. Friday was like that. My husband, kids and I were at Dewberry Farm with our school group and having a fantastic day. We were starting to wind down our trip with my husband got a phone call. I was busy with the kids, so at first I didn’t really notice he had walked away. After I realized he wasn’t right with us,…

  • Trim Healthy Mama

    Butter Pecan Cake THM-S

    Today is my husband’s birthday. And, in my house, that means I make a cake. My usual go-to cake is Mrs. Criddle’s Coconut Cake, although I rarely do the coconut. It’s an absolutely delicious cake, and the frosting is a great consistency, and it even makes into cupcakes well too. I made it into cupcakes for my son’s birthday last year, and one of the guests ate one and said it tasted like his mom’s homemade almond cookies from when he was a kid. It is seriously good. But, today, I wanted to go outside the box for just a moment and try to create something new for my sweet…

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    Pumpkin Spice Latte THM-S

    It’s fall y’all! (Ok, not officially until the 22nd, but in my world, it is DEFINITELY fall!  It may be 90 degrees outside, but I’m still getting cozy inside, wearing my slippers, drinking my Pumpkin Spice Latte, and putting one of my favorite fall soups, Happy Harvest Soup back into the meal rotation! Old me would have been first in line at Starbucks, ready to start the season off right.  But, the sugar content in their drinks makes it decidedly off plan for me.  Now that I’ve been off sugar for over a year, surprisingly I don’t even crave it anymore! It didn’t take a year, either- so don’t read…