“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’”

-Robin Williams


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    Cards & Crops

    The First of Many Corona Craziness Cards

    With all the Corona craziness going on right now, it's nice to know that my years of stockpiling craft supplies might actually payoff during the next few weeks. I'm serious folks, I could crop and create for years and probably still have enough. But let's take this extra stay-at-home stuff one step at a time and take a look at how I spent some of my Sunday evening.

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    In the Kitchen

    Fresh Catch Cooking — Grilled Trout

    My previous post on our family’s urban trout fishing outing took a new (and tasty) turn as we finally tried our hands at cooking a fresh catch on the patio grill. After a quick search, I came up with a plan and after I dressed and wrapped each individual fish in its own little foil package my husband manned the grill to perfection. Even our son thought the fresh fish was quite tasty. Now please take note, this is not a post on how to actually EAT grilled trout. Even after watching a quick video on the best way to de-bone my delicacy, I still managed to get a few…

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    Life as I Know It

    Urban Trout Fishing with the Family

    The weather progressively warmed up as we rushed into the weekend and the southern wind held off just long enough for a Saturday morning trout fishing trip with my family. Luckily, our local trout waters are just a few minutes away from home this time of year thanks to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s urban fishing initiative that stocks small city lakes in Kansas City and St. Louis with trout in the winter and bass and hybrid sunfish in the spring and summer. Our nine-year-old son reeled in the first fish of the day and I hooked a nice one right after. Before we wrapped up our scant two hours…

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