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Happy Menu Plan Monday! This week is a relaxed one here. My husband is traveling for work, and we remaining girls all enjoy a fun set of dinners, featuring things he doesn’t like: broccoli, pancakes … dessert Oh, and before I get started with menus, I came across this link that I thought was wonderful: […]

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It has happened again: something I saw on Pinterest has sparked a childhood memory. This time, it was a lunch tray. A school lunch tray.Ah, the memories of elementary school lunch time! We ate in the school gym, on tables that (very cool-ly) pulled down out of the wall, with seats attached! Two lunch ladies […]

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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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