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Eight is Great

Eight is Great

Today my baby turns eight. And as it is always the case with the littlest of my clan, I reflect on the end of an age that I will no longer mother. There are no truer words spoken than those of a seasoned mother saying that it all goes by […]

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0 commentsAugust 25, 2016 at 3:49 amEli Friends and Family

Easy Initial Centerpieces

Easy Initial Centerpieces

Easy Initial CenterpiecesMy brother got married last month!  Because of my crafting hobby, I was asked to make the centerpieces.  It was a modest event with just close friends and family, and they were looking to keep things simple. After some Googling, and Pinterest browsing, my soon to be sister-in-law […]

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0 commentsMay 8, 2014 at 2:08 amCraft Friends and Family

The Hallmark Card You Chose for Birthday Smiles!

The Hallmark Card You Chose for Birthday Smiles!

The Hallmark Card You Chose for Birthday Smiles! I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Thank you all for helping me to choose my brother’s birthday card!  […]

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1 commentSeptember 25, 2013 at 2:58 amFriends and Family Sponsored Post

What a Difference A School Year Makes

What a Difference A School Year Makes

  What a difference a school year makes, 2012-2013 I can’t believe how much they’ve grown!  We’ve said goodbye to 7th, 3rd and 1st grade for the year.  And an official goodbye forever to Pre-K.  Starting in September we have four full-time students! And with that, school’s out for summer!

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Thank You, Cheerios

Thank You, Cheerios

This week there has been an awful lot of hubbub over a certain Cheerios ad.  The ad depicts a biracial child, a white mother and a black father.  The spot debuted last week, and was uploaded to YouTube.  The racist comments were so pervasive on the YouTube video that General […]

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My Dad, The C Word, Surgery & Prayers

My Dad, The C Word, Surgery & Prayers

It started about a week before Christmas with a phone call.  It was the middle of our family dinner, but I checked the phone anyway.  The caller ID had my Dad and stepmother’s phone number in Tennessee and I picked up. My greeting was met with the southern drawl of […]

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1 commentMarch 12, 2013 at 10:07 pmFriends and Family

Hurricane Sandy in Liberty, New York

Hurricane Sandy in Liberty, New York

Hurricane Sandy in Liberty, New York Yesterday I shared with you how Hurricane Sandy effected my family.  Today I want to share with you what it has done to our small town nestled in the Catskill Mountains. Liberty, New York is the place that I call home.  I grew up […]

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2 commentsNovember 8, 2012 at 3:04 amFriends and Family

Our Hurricane Sandy Experience

Our Hurricane Sandy Experience

Our Hurricane Sandy Experience Our family of six reside in the Catskill Mountains.  About one hundred miles north of New York City.  We live on about two acres of wooded land.  Great for four growing boyz.  Not so much when a hurricane comes to town. We spent all of Monday […]

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3 commentsNovember 7, 2012 at 1:53 amFriends and Family

Halloween 2011

Halloween 2011

I figure you all have been so patient this last month while I dealt with the Halloween craziness in this neck of the woods that you deserved a fabulous wrap up post! Every year we make a float for our town Halloween parade.  This was our sixth entry into the […]

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3 commentsNovember 4, 2011 at 1:21 amFriends and Family

My Dad’s Words

My Dad is a pastor.  It is not just what he does, it is who he is.  There is no off switch.  Not just on Sundays, everyday.  Sometimes there are drawbacks to this.  Having a parent schooled in counseling and faith.  There are times when I want to just say […]

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1 commentJuly 16, 2011 at 2:39 amFriends and Family