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This month’s book reviews contain affiliate links.   I’m no fan of FDR, but I’ll admit to some curiosity about him, especially as it relates to the interactions between him and Eleanor. She seemed like such a strong woman, ahead of her time. So, I was curious to read Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage. […]

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This cute little fellow is currently sitting at our county fair, admiring a Lego creation. My 7th grade daughter made him as her 4-H sewing project, using McCall’s pattern M6484. The pattern was fairly easy for her to create, with a little help from mom (of course). Our county requires a 7th grade sewing project […]

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Thanks to Purex Insiders for the craft kits reviewed here and for the giveaway set. All opinions mine. Paper crafting — it’s so much fun. For years, I scrapbooked. Now my scrapbooking is largely done digitally, so I think that makes it even more enjoyable to occasionally pull out paper, pens, glitter and glue to […]

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Thanks to for a review copy of 90 Minutes in Heaven 10th Anniversary Edition, which contains affiliate links. Imagine you were in a car crash so severe that medics on the scene determined that you were dead when they could find no pulse. You are trapped in your mangled car, until, for some unknown reason, […]

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 **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated (at no additional cost to you) if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Invited to a baby shower? Want a cute outfit for a niece, nephew, or grandchild? If you haven’t shopped Tea Collection before, do yourself a favor and check it […]

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Coming soon: one of my favorite holidays of the year. No, Christmas is months away. Easter is behind us. What could this day be? Why, it’s Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day. This day is held once each year at all Chick-fil-A restaurants. This year, it’s July 11. To participate, just go to your favorite Chick-fil-A, dressed […]

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Gardening is a big part of my life during the summer. Whether I’m hoeing, weeding, harvesting, watering, or pruning, early summer mornings often find me in the backyard, enjoying the sunshine and the (hopefully) cooler and less-humid temperatures. Do you like to garden as well? Then you’re sure to enjoy the P&Geveryday website. It features […]

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Thanks to BookLook for a review copy of the book. I’m not a regular Dave Ramsey listener, but I know about him and from what I’ve heard, the financial advice he offers is on target. I also have three teenage daughters. So, I was happy for the opportunity to review his latest book, Smart Money […]

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A Wilder Rose review contains affiliate links; thanks to author Susan Albert for a review copy. All opinions my own. Ah, Little House of the Prairie! Yeah, the TV show, although really I’m talking about the books. They were some of my childhood favorites, and then when I studied to be a teacher in college, […]

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Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians Illustrated Collection review contains affiliate links. All opinions my own. Welcome to my latest editing project: Child’s Own Book of Great Musicians Illustrated Collection. When I first taught piano lessons, as a teenager, I remember making copies of short biographies of great composers. I stapled these together and gave […]

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