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Sure, all the current attention is focused on Prince William & Kate Middleton. But amid all the hoopla over Kate, the royal bride of the 21st century, let’s not forget the royal bride of the 20th – Princess Diana.   The wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana was a huge media event, with over […]

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Thanks to Hallmark for an ornament to review, and for providing the giveaway ornament. No compensation was received, and all opinions are my own. Christmas — I just love it! As a child, I remember sitting in the back seat of the car, marveling at the lights on houses as we drove around town, just […]

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Even before his or her birth, Prince William and Kate Middleton’s second royal baby is world famous. What will Baby Cambridge’s parents name the tot? While naming is a private decision, it’s a safe bet that “North,” “Apple,” or “Suri” won’t be making the cut. British royal family members are  a traditional lot — their […]

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Thanks to Chronicle Books for a review copy of this book. No financial compensation was received. All opinions my own. Our gift guide continues today with Chronicle Books — one of my favorite places to shop for books and gift items that are out of the ordinary. I particularly love the Terrarium Notecards, and anything […]

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Thanks to Family Christian, who provided the gift card for the giveaway and one for me as well. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own. Today, I’m featuring Family Christian Stores in my Christmas Gift Guide. I love Family Christian, and am pleased to promote a store that helps further Christian […]

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Last winter. Oh, last winter. What a winter it was! So much snow. So much cold. But one bright spot was the birds that would visit my feeder outside the kitchen. Recently our library held a program about Indiana winter birds, and I took advantage of it (I wish more had; it was free and […]

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Piano lessons are a rite of passage for many children. Your child’s success with piano lessons can depend in large part upon her teacher. What are some features to look for when selecting a piano teacher? What Is the Piano Teacher’s Philosophy? Interview the teacher, either in person or by phone. What type of approach […]

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Thanks to Curby’s Closet for 2 patterns for review. No financial compensation was received, and all opinions are my own. Welcome to the 2014 Girls in White Dresses Blog Christmas Gift Guide! This month, I’d like to introduce you to some products I enjoy. Since this is a small blog, I don’t have companies coming […]

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So, how about another vintage photo this Friday to spark a few memories? Here I am, October 1975, along with my sister. We’re posing at our town’s Oktoberfest, wearing the Bicentennial dresses Mom made for us — obviously they’re ready prior to that 1976 event. Whenever I look at this photo, my first thought is […]

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How to Make an Easy, Inexpensive Musical Recital Favor that Will Delight Parents and Students Piano recitals should be a positive event in the young pianist’s life. They are a time when students can see how they well they can perform under a bit of pressure, and they provide a rare occasion to play for […]

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