2 Steps to the Best Whipped Cream You’ve Ever Had

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I was that kid who wanted a tiny slice of pie under a mountain of whipped cream. Fluffy, white, gooey, sweet deliciousness. Back then, I wasn’t particular about the brand or the type: Reddi-whip, Cool Whip, whatever! Drown me in it.

Since then, I’ve become much more moderate. I’ve also discovered that real whipped cream makes the difference between good pie and amazing pie. And it’s so simple and quick to make!

Since then, I’ve become much more moderate. I’ve also discovered that real whipped cream makes the difference between good pie and amazing pie. And it’s so simple and quick to make!

Lauri2 Steps to the Best Whipped Cream You’ve Ever Had

4 Great Ways to Keep Christmas Simple

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How can we keep Christmas simple in the face of consumerism and peer pressure? How many Christmas lights are enough? How can we make the holidays festive without becoming burdensome?

Each family must answer these questions based on what works for you. Talk together about what is really important to you, and let the rest go.

Here are some principles that have helped to guide us….

Lauri4 Great Ways to Keep Christmas Simple

Beyond Cyber Monday

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Sometimes writing a poem is the most effective way for me to work through heavy emotions. So let’s start here.

the air turns crisp
leaves carpet the neighborhood
each day more branches are bared
more chimneys breathe out smoke
changing seasons

the baby stands
toys carpet the living room
each day more syllables are shared
more laughter evoked
changing seasons

the cells turn malignant
get-well cards carpet the bedside
each day more courage is required
more care is desired
changing seasons…

LauriBeyond Cyber Monday