Kitchen Mini Remodel

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We haven’t done a lot of home renovations since our week-long blitz after buying our house.  We were blessed to find a house at an incredible deal two years ago.  It’s only 1500 square feet, which is actually pretty normal for our town.  It needs cosmetic fixes, but apart from that, it is sound.  It […]

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Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud

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It’s January 21st – my birthday! January 21st has other meaning in my life too.  Six years ago – six years ago today – I was on an airplane headed to New Zealand for six months.  The time in New Zealand had been years in the making, starting with a distinct calling to go there.  […]

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The Tale of Two…Shows on Netflix

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The Professor and I both work most evenings – him grading papers and me working on my blog or business.  We usually have TV on as background noise. We don’t have cable, just Netflix on our Wii.  When Modern Family‘s season is running, we splurge on Hulu Plus. Netflix has great full TV series like […]

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Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade Egg Noodles

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Hello!  Sorry for disappearing last week.  After almost three weeks, The Professor is still recovering from the bug that sent him to the hospital a few days after Christmas.  I’ve been busy taking care of him and snuggling with him every evening.  As much as I love talking to all you nice people, The Professor […]

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Asian Sesame Clementine Salad {Winter Salad Dressing}

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Meet our most frequent winter meal.  As soon as winter descends and produce sections brim with clementines, our house is never without the crucial ingredients – ginger, garlic, clementines.   It’s a fresh and flavorful salad that breaks up the monotony of hearty winter meals.  As my sister, who is living with us for the next […]

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A Christmas Recap

1.  We had a great Christmas…until we got the plague.  The Professor even had to go to the hospital, his stomach flu was so bad.  He had a relapse and is still sick after a week.  Thankfully the ER doctor gave him a prescription for nausea.  Every time I started feeling nauseated, I just took […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Merry Christmas Eve to all of my friends and followers! Accidental Okie, like Santa, will be settling in for a long winter’s nap in the coming weeks.  You’ll hear back from me in the new year.  I promise a new and exciting blog series, recipes for roasted winter vegetables, my winter salad dressing, and […]

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Cheese Ball Recipe

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I made a cheese ball.  It was amazing. My coworker Rebecca introduced me to this recipe, and it may be the best thing I’ve ever eaten.  I think it’s pretty standard, as far as cheese balls go.  I found similar recipes across the interwebs, but know that this specific recipe is Accidental Okie approved.  And […]

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Tacky Ornament Exchange

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Every year, our newly married community group from church has a tacky ornament exchange.  It all started before our group was formed. {{Dramatic Reenactment}} There wasn’t a newly married group so my friends decided to join another community group.  One of their first interactions was at the group’s annual ornament exchange party.  My friends thought […]

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But What If?

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The Professor and I don’t have any kids yet.  Someday, just not yet. As I think about someday having children, my heart is full of excitement and expectations and a thousand unspoken and spoken fears.  The “but what ifs?” But what if when we start trying, we can’t have a baby? But what if we […]

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