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Peeps — the ultimate Easter candy. Honestly, I don’t even like them. But, I can’t deny they capture the Easter season, with its color and sweetness. I thought I would wish you all a Happy Easter with some fun marshmallow creations. Since we’re celebrating the Lord’s resurrection, let’s begin with a Peeps diorama of a […]

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Remember penpals? The whole concept of writing a letter to someone in another city, state, or even country seems almost quaint now, with our instantly-connected world. But I remember doing just that. My first penpal experience, I think, came via the TV show Big Blue Marble. I don’t remember much about the show, but I […]

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Post contains affiliate links Is there anything cuter than photos Prince William, Kate, and Prince George arriving for their 3-week tour of Australia and New Zealand? I don’t think so. Here are some fun facts about the royal tour: The tour is the debut for the family’s new nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo. She has […]

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March has come to an end, and that means it’s time to wrap up the Royalty Reading Challenge. This month, I read The Diana Chronicles, reviewed here, and also Prince William, Born to Be King, by Penny Junor. Junor begins by calling William one of the most interesting people in the world, and there I […]

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Book Chat

Book reviews may include affiliate links. My reading this month largely consisted of 2 royal books for my Royalty Reading Challenge. I  have already reviewed The Diana Chronicles about Princess Diana’s life, and am currently reading Prince William: Born to be King, which I’ll review on April 1 when I wrap up the challenge. If […]

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As regular Girls in White Dresses readers know, I’m a fan of Kate Gosselin Kate Gosselin fascinates me. I began by loving “Jon and Kate Plus 8″ — who wouldn’t love a show watching how parents deal with raising their cute twins and sextuplets? Of course, soon the “reality TV curse” seemed to strike. Jon […]

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I recently finished reading The Diana Chronicles as part of the first Royalty Reading Challenge. You could call me a Princess Diana fan — a huge one, actually. I have been fascinated with her since she appeared on the scene when I was in high school. When she died, friends called me to check on […]

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I’ve written about my childhood playhouse before, but it’s been a while. So, how about a few more playhouse photos and memories? My dad built a playhouse for my sister and me in 1972, when I was 7. It was very cool, with a porch, screen door, and windows with curtains. There was a nifty […]

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Post may contain affiliate links. Today, how about a little history lesson? Let’s learn about a little-known aspect that lead to American success in WWII: Navajo Code Talkers. Codes are important during war times. Obviously, you can’t communicate battle plans to your forces in a way that the enemy can intercept, or you risk losing […]

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King Cardinal

How about a photo post to celebrate today’s almost-spring snowstorm, which is expected to bring up to a foot of new snow? I am really enjoying watching all the birds I feed this winter. Lots of little song sparrows … … and I love the juncos, with their flickery black and white tails. But there’s […]

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