Author Archives: Heidi

Weighted Lap Blanket Instructions

You’ll need: * pillow case – I used standard size, you can use king size to get a better size for bigger kids. * rice – I used about 5 kilo bags, about 10 lbs worth but you can gauge … Continue reading

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Some Observations, Six Months In

* I don’t miss ice in my drinks. We really thought we would, as coming from Texas we put ice in our water all year long. Drinks from restaurants or drive throughs – half ice. (I hated that, I asked … Continue reading

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LAGOM Update #1

One of our LAGOM goals was that our kids use a lot of paper for school work and art – they love to draw, which we love! But I hated how much paper we were recycling because of it. This … Continue reading

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Tea Time from an Outsider’s Perspective

Whatever I write here about tea and tea time in England is going to be heavily disputed by any number of people if they read it, as tea opinions vary widely from one person to the next. It’s very, very … Continue reading

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Random Food Post (This Got Long)

One of the questions we get most is about how our diet may have changed since we moved. Here’s some thoughts in no particular order: * The ONE and only item we’ve not found locally is corn tortillas. The shops … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!!

Denton courthouse & Nottingham Castle, our two homes!

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LAGOM Intro!

Last fall we moved from Texas to England. As we settled into our new home we were receiving IKEA emails & one caught my eye about the idea of LAGOM – Swedish for the idea of “the right amount is … Continue reading

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Guess What??

One year ago when we had the chance to visit England for Ben’s wish trip we did not in our wildest dreams imagine what would come next… We’ve moved to England!! Kit’s working in the city of Nottingham (for his … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brit-Tex Version

I have an american version of this recipe I had to modify when I realized our measuring cups were all in ml which I think is the same as grams? So change as needed to correct for my mistakes. 100 … Continue reading

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Pay it Forward Links

Ben’s chosen some organizations he wanted to support and to pay it forward after all the care he received with his wish list. Here are a couple of the places he’s worked with donating to: Our Daily Bread is a … Continue reading

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