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Everyday Adventures {29}


I am starting this week’s Everyday Adventures with a keeping it real, yes I do that too, type of picture.

In case you are wondering this is what happens when you aren’t paying attention while you microwave butter… Did I make you all feel better? I hope so because I am guessing that I am far from the only person that does this way too often. And what a pain it is to clean it up. You would think I would have learned by now that butter quickly goes from too firm to exploded in the shortest amount of time.

Pi Run

With the cold weather and a busy schedule I have not been running as much the last month. I am really trying to get back into it because I really do love it, but it is amazing how hard it can be after taking some time off.

Last Saturday my goal was to run 2 miles. Once my husband, daughter, and I got out running I joked that we should do a Pi-Day run. As in we should run 3.14 miles.

Well the joke turned into an incentive and we did in fact run past two miles and continued on to 3.14 miles. I was a bit sore when I was done, but I was so glad I pushed myself to do it. It made for a fun run.


And it was a good thing I ran because my daughters decided that pie on Pi-Day was a must. The pie my oldest daughter made was so good. I will share the recipe soon.

GF Pizza Dough

I have been working on a new gluten free pizza dough. I am getting close to what I want, but am not quite there yet.

stitch the states

I shared this recently on Instagram and thought I would share it here too in case there are some needlework fans out there.

I used to do needlework projects all the time. In other words is was mainly before kids and before my website became my hobby/job. It has been about 10 years since I picked up a new project. But when I saw this #stitchingthestates project from @raisinguprubies I instantly knew I was ready to start a new project. I love it and can’t wait to start working on it. I might never finish it but I am going to try.


I also shared this on Instagram recently.

I kind of feel like we are saying goodbye to an old friend this week. We bought this piano used 11 years ago. All three kids learned to play the piano on it. But 3+ hours of piano practice a day has been hard on it and we have pretty much worn it out. It needs so much work that it is time for a new one. The kids can’t wait for the new one to come later this week, but I am kind of sad to see this one go.

And my kids said if I was going to share a picture of the old piano I had to share a picture of the new one as well. So here is the new one.

new piano

My husband and I do not play the piano, but all three kids do. My oldest has played for 11 years. My 14 year old has played for about 8 years. And my 13 year old has played for about 6 years.

I had no idea how bad our old piano was. It worked, kind of. Or at least worked until three strings broke, it wouldn’t stay tuned at all, and was just falling apart in general inside. It was long past time for a new one and since all three kids play we feel kind of bad for waiting so long.

I am not a fan of the shiny black, but the new piano sounds soooo much better. I had no idea how bad the old one was until the kids started practicing on the new one. 3+ hours of piano practice is now much more enjoyable. Or at least as enjoyable as three kids practicing the piano can be. 🙂

I hope you all had a great week and have a great weekend!

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Oooh, that piano is making me drool! I’ve played by ear since I was two, and took lessons from age 6 -age 17. Looks awesome!

  2. Lynn, I read somewhere to put a separate dish of plain water in the microwave when melting/softening butter and it is not as likely to “explode”. I have used it with good results so you might want to see if it works for you. Loved today’s post, a little of everything going on! Life is good!

    • I have never heard of doing that, but I will try it! Thanks for sharing that tip! And I am glad you enjoyed the post. I enjoy doing these so that readers can see a little bit of my life outside the kitchen. Have a great weekend!

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