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Six Lessons learned from Mothers | 6 Women with great outlooks | Stowandtellu.com

6 Life Lessons Learned from Mothers I Know and Love

Often times, the only way to learn a life lesson is to try something, fail, and then pick yourself up, brush yourself off and keep going. Sometimes, though, you learn valuable lessons for living from others in your life just by following their example. For me, it has been at some of the most painful […]

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10 Homemade Salsa Party Bar Recipes

With Cinco de Mayo and summer coming up around here, I’m hoping to put together a salsa party bar at one of our next gatherings. I’ve been inspired by this chips and salsa bar party from Bakin Bit and the apple bar party I had last fall. A themed party bar is not that hard to pull […]

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5 Curiously strange vintage Easter figurines

5 Curiously Strange Easter Figurines

Have you ever noticed that some of the older, vintage Easter figurines are not so happy-go-lucky as our more contemporary lamb and bunny molds?  Honestly, I never really gave it much thought until last year when I spotted a mixed media style Easter bunny at the thrift store. It’s a decoupaged deal with lots of […]

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Give Thanks Turkey Silhouette Printable and Labels

Turkey Day is quickly approaching here in the US.  I’ve seen so many cute turkey crafts for kids, but I was thinking some big-girl turkey decor might be nice. Here are several variations of a free turkey silhouette printable that can be used for place mats, place settings, artwork, craft projects, labels,  and more. Thanksgiving […]

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When Someone Brings You a Basket of Kittens

The neighbor girl, Rosalyn, brought over a basket of kittens to ask me which one we wanted. It wasn’t a fancy basket, it was a laundry basket. And it wasn’t a basket full of kittens, there were only two. “Can I have both?” I asked. There was no way I could choose between the two […]

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Homemade Party Apple Bar

Caramel. Chopped nuts. Toppings you might put over ice cream, right? That’s what we were thinking when I put together a homemade party apple bar this past weekend for a Saturday night bonfire.  Fall is apple picking season. And while there’s many incredibly delicious ways to bake all these apples into a recipe, eating them […]

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Leftover grilled hamburger chili recipe - StowAndTellU.com

Leftover Grilled Hamburger Chili

Next time you cook hamburgers on the grill, consider cooking extra.  This way you can make chili with the leftovers for one of your next meals. Back when I was a single mom, one of my moonlighting jobs was as a cook in a corner tavern. My friend was the owner and she had a […]

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Pumpkin Patch Musings

When my sister called me on Sunday, I was knee deep in a list of things that had to get done. She asked if I wanted to go with her to a pumpkin patch in DeKalb, and I answered, “Sure!” Of course I wanted to spend time with her, but I also knew what she […]

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DIY Blog Hop for the FiftySomething home decor style - StowandTellU #FiftyandFab

These FiftySomething Bloggers Want You to Know That…

Born before cable T.V., cell phones, and computers. Oh my!  Yes, that’s me, and a slew of other DIY Bloggers who are over 50 and proud of it! Do we have any alternative? I am fortunate enough to belong to a group of bloggers who are all 50+ years old. Most of the time we […]

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Unless You Can Be a Vintage Mermaid Statue

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a vintage mermaid statue. Then always be a vintage mermaid statue. Fess up. Haven’t you ever dreamed of being a vintage mermaid statue?  No? Okay. How about just wishing you were a mermaid? I’ve wished such a thing.  And from all the quotes on Pinterest, it’s seems to […]

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Chimichurri sauce made with cilantro and lime rather than vinegar and parsley, goes very nicely with many Mexican dishes and as a salsa or pico de gallo - StowandTellU.com

Lime and Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce

If you can get past the part about jamming your mini food processor, and I’m sure most of you don’t have that problem, then you will really enjoy this variation of chimichurri or chimmichurri sauce as either a homemade salsa or as a marinade for cooking meat.  I was given this recipe from a workmate […]

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Isn’t Everybody Someone? {and a Printable}

When my son was down in Houston a few years ago, he was driving down the highway and saw some wording painted on an over pass that read, “Be Someone”.  He took a photo, and at some point he showed it to me. Cool! Have you ever noticed that we often use this expression, even […]

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Coffee at the Roundhouse

One of our new favorite places when my son comes in to town is called the Roundhouse, and for good reason…yes, it’s round.  This Roundhouse has been around since about 1880 and is said to be one of the oldest limestone round house structure in the US. The Roundhouse was originally built to house a […]

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An easy one pot chicken cacciatore recipe, that can be made in advance and cooked on low for several hours in the oven or in the crock pot - StowandTellU.com

Easy One Pot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Cacciatore means hunter in Italian but in the cooking world it’s a style of cooking that brings together several basic ingredients like onions, tomatoes and peppers.  Chicken Cacciatore is one of my all time favorites and we have tried many recipes along the way. I say we because I wasn’t always the one doing the […]

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6 cozy winter diy project ideas to keep you busy until the warmer weather arrives from StowandTellU.com

6 Ideas to DIY Away the Winter Blues

Well, the holidays are over, but for some of us that only means that we now a few loonnnggg, cold months of winter staring us in the face.  Many of us like to get busy cleaning, organizing and de-cluttering and that is a great place to start, but I always like to try and celebrate […]

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