The Empty Nest…So, What’s Next?

Eleven years ago, this month, my baby girl went off to college. Even though I’d known it was coming and tried to prepare myself mentally, it was still a blow. Ironically, it almost didn’t happen. A Little Background… Though you’d never know it now, our […]

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Meal Plan for the Upcoming Week 8/28 to 9/3

First I want to everyone for their comments on The Feathered Nester’s FB page, and here on the blog. I really appreciate your feedback! Recapping Last Week’s Meal Plan We ate well here at our house last week and I hope you did, too! Did […]

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Planning Your Perfect Vacation, Part 3

This is the last installment of planning your perfect vacation. Here is a link to Part 1 and Part 2, in case you missed it. Honestly, working on this post couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. Maui in the Fall We’re going to […]

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This Week’s Meals for 8/21 to 8/27

Last week was a great week of meals at my house. I appreciated having a meal plan to follow, and created some delicious meals. And, I even remembered to take some pictures to share. Often, I  get so wrapped in what I’m doing that I […]

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Italian Meatball Casserole Dinner

Since it came out terrific, I had to share the recipe for this week’s Italian Meatball Casserole. I started a new series here on the blog called Weekly Meal Plans (see HERE). This recipe was listed for Thursday night. It is one of the best […]

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New Series! Weekly Meal Planning

  Meal Planning Since I began my sodium-restricted diet, I’ve been winging my meal planning. Learning how to eat with low-sodium hasn’t been easy. It’s coming up on three months now, so I feel like I am finally getting the hang of it. Cooking at […]

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A Convection Steam Oven. What’s That?

Picking out appliances for our kitchen remodel was more challenging than I anticipated. This would be my dream kitchen in our forever home, so I put a lot of thought and research into it. I chose the cooktop first since it would be the hardest working […]

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Empty Nest…My Top Ten Coping Strategies

It’s August, and for thousands of Mom’s out there, this will signal the beginning of the empty nest. I was there myself, 11 years ago this month. I’m not going to lie, it was a very difficult time in my life. Like you, I loved […]

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