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Monday Mondays 3.30.15

Don’t you love that when Spring arrives, things that seem like CHORES the rest of the year are actually enjoyable?  For instance, this week I got outside and washed weeks’ worth of of grime off my car, AND I weeded.  Ask me in the middle of July if I’m still excited about these tasks, but…

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Life gets in the way and selfishly, I live It

A few days ago, a friend died. And a couple weeks ago, my uncle died. Both, too soon. In each case, I felt like I hadn’t connected often enough or in a proper time frame to let them know they mattered. They mattered to me. We all matter, of course. Sometimes though, life gets in the way…

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What Books Matter to YOU?

Once upon a time, I was a little girl who, more often than not, spent hours on end living vicariously and aimlessly wandering through the pages of books.  Sure, I played outside.  A LOT, actually.  But coming inside was not really ever a problem because there was always a book that was just as enticing…

Monday Mondays 3.23.15

Some days, some weeks, some hours just seem to be more productive than others, don’t they?  This past week, I was pretty productive, but not necessarily in some of the things that were on “my” list.  Maybe others’ lists, or maybe not, but it seemed that I got a lot done, just not the things…

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Monday Mondays 3.16.15

Top o’the mornin’ to ya!  Do YOU have any Irish in you?  I do – my mother’s maiden name is Kelly.  Pretty darn Irish if you ask me!  11%, or roughly 35 million Americans can claim Irish heritage,  which is about 7 times more than today’s entire population of Ireland!  We Americans can always make…

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DIY Personalized “Handwritten” Scarf

For anyone who’s ever planned something, be it a work presentation, wedding, party for New Year’s Eve, or even a trip, well, sometimes, you just have to compromise on your expectations.  Sometimes, you have this vision in your mind of exactly what you want something to be, but rarely does it ever work out that…

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Norwegain Pancakes

For some reason we know several families of Norwegian descent.  Several year ago, we were visiting one of those families in Seattle and we happened to be there during the birthday of one of their little boys.  For breakfast he requested Norwegian Pancakes.  I’d never heard of them before, but when I tasted that first…