“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.”

-Peter Marshall


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    Mother of all Messes — My Craft Room

    Hello Tuesday, I’m happy you’re here. If you tried to find your way to this little blog during the weekend, you probably received a really ugly error message. . . and so goes the world of technology when I happen to click one wrong button. *sigh* As you can see, Small Talk Mama is up and running once again and I’ll try (but can’t promise) not to maim my little site anytime soon. So with my blog out of commission for a few days, I decided to concentrate on more of my Spring cleaning and attacked the mother of all messes — my craft room.  Let me tell you, this…

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    The Air Fryer — Product Review

    Well I asked for it and I got it — yes, that super sweet and ever so romantic gift of an air fryer for Valentine’s day. Many of you know I’ve been trying to lose weight and a couple of gals at Weight Watchers were praising their own air fryers a few weeks ago, so I decided it was time to give it a go. Thus, I requested one from my sweetie and he so kindly obliged (No husband hating here ladies. I was tickled that he bought it. . . along with the beautiful flowers and homemade treats). Until the release of all the Black Friday ads last November,…

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    Tear-Free Gingerbread Building

    Along with a new year came the fulfillment of a fun family tradition here at The Three-Acre Wood — the eating of the gingerbread! As my boys commenced with the destruction and consuming of a weeks old gingerbread house (good thing we have dental insurance) I couldn’t help but think I should have written this post sooner rather than later, but as I’ve poured through so many plights of gingerbread making sob stories across social media I decided late is better than never. Maybe you will find your way back here before you embark on your next gingerbread building adventure. We started building gingerbread houses, trains and other things several years…

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