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A Summer to Remember

The summer of 2014 has come and gone.  How did you spend yours and did you enjoy it?  I sure hope so. We spent a large portion of the summer at our home away from home in McCall, Idaho. We spent a total of 48 days there ~ some of it with family, some with […]

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15 Minutes or Less

What do you do with little snippets of time ~ 15 minutes or less? This is some great advice I picked up in the book The Happiness Project. Can you relate to this?: Oftentimes when I need to leave my house at a certain time or I’m expecting a visitor or my husband to come home, […]

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Books and Me

  It’s no secret that I love ~ I mean really LOVE ~ great books. Books that inspire me. Books that uplift me. Books that strengthen my resolve to do better and be better. Books that make me laugh. Books that make me cry. Books that take me into someone’s life ~ to experience what […]

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Harvest Moon

  One evening last week when we were in Bremerton, Washington we were out taking a walk and we looked across the water.  Rising above the trees was a full, glowing, beautiful moon.  Brent and I both commented on how bright and gorgeous it was and he said, “It’s the Harvest Moon.”  The next evening […]

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Cute Yard Squirrels {and Our Walnut Tree}

This is what’s been going on in our yard, under our walnut tree, by our three resident squirrels. From the middle of July until about the end of August one-half to three-fourths of our driveway looks like this except for a brief hour or two after we sweep it off. The cause? There’s a whole […]

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My Dream Clock {and A Giveaway}

Alarm clock dreams do come true! What?  You’ve never heard that before? Well, then, you need to read my story. I’ve had this alarm clock for as long as I can remember.  For at least 20 years.  It’s small ~ just a clock with an alarm which is what I like because I don’t like […]

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Celebrating My Mom

This week one of my good blogging friends ~ Kim at Simply Domestic, did a round-up of great Mother’s Day gift ideas {here}.  She is also featuring some of her blogging friends {including me} and their ideas for celebrating the mothers in their lives.  Take a look ~ you will love her blog and her Mother’s […]

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Hello Spring

Hello Spring! Are you loving it?  I sure am. We’re having gorgeous 70 degree weather here in western Idaho. {for a few days anyway} Our crocuses bloomed a week ago. Now we’re moving on to daffodils, pansies, and tulips ~ they’re so pretty and cheery. Yesterday I did a lot of yard clean up and […]

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Liebster Award ~ Triple Nomination

Three months ago {December 10, 2012 to be exact} I was nominated by Haley at The Saucy Apple for the Liebster Award.  But I was a slouch and new to blogging ~ feeling a bit overwhelmed, and busy with Christmas ~ two weeks away, and when I finally remembered about the nomination it was mid […]

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Woven Holidays

Thanksgiving ~ Christmas ~ New Year I love the weaving of gratitude ~ Christ ~ redemption ~ resolution that these three holidays present for us. Regarding Thanksgiving, I love: having the spirit of gratitude in my heart and focusing on all that I have been blessed with spending days planning and preparing for Thanksgiving dinner […]

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