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Post may contain affiliate links. One year ago. Remember? Prince George was born July 22, 2013, putting an end to the “great Kate wait.” It’s hard to remember now, but we were all feverishly waiting for the royal baby’s arrival, which was rumored to be July 11. The days dragged on, and on and on. […]

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Many of my childhood memories posts feature a memory of a place, or a thing. My Pinterest board about growing up in the ’60s and ’70s is about visual memories. But recently I read an article about sound memories — specifically, sounds that we don’t hear much anymore. Sounds that today’s kids may not even […]

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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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Happy Monday to everyone! Fair judging is over, and a good thing this year was that the girls all avoided red ribbons. The foods projects all went well, with … hmmm … I think a blue ribbon and 3 honor class ribbons for the strawberry freezer jam, microwave Milky Way candy, yeast rolls, and Old […]

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Sad news last week: Yahoo Voices is closing. You may never have heard of Yahoo Voices. It began about nine years ago, and was named Associated Content at the time before being bought a few years back by Yahoo. Even before Associated Content, I wrote for a site (now defunct) called Themestream. This was probably […]

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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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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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The June 21 wedding of “19 Kids and Counting”‘s Jill Duggar to WalMart tax accountant Derick Dillard has drawn huge attention. Yet while bits of information have come out, most details have not. Curious fans want to know: what do we know about the Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard wedding? When will the wedding be […]

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Recently, I read this article about about skills your grandma had that we (ie, folks nowadays) don’t. I figured it would feature things like “talking face-to-face instead of electronically,” and yes, there’s a nod to that, but some of the other “skills” listed kind of surprised me. Number one was “cooking from scratch.” Maybe it’s […]

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This month’s book reviews contain affiliate links. All opinions mine. I often hear, and enjoy, radio commentaries by Todd Starnes. So when I learned that he had a book out, and that he wanted bloggers to read and review it, I was happy to comply. God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of […]

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