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Bring on the “Fall Fashion for All” Giveaway!

fall fashionWith this giveaway hop being all about fall fashion, I thought I would search on line and see what styles we might be seeing.  When I searched for fall fashion trends 2016, a popular fashion magazine site came up.  In all honesty, I don’t think I’ll see anyone wearing 90% of what was depicted there.  Albeit, I’m not a fashion icon and I don’t attend the ritzy parties of the rich and famous.  So who knows, maybe they do dress that way and I just don’t know it!

I dare say that most of us will be pulling our fall and winter clothing out of mothballs and wearing most of it again this year.  With a few new things thrown in for good measure!

And that’s where this great “Welcome to the Fall Fashion Giveaway Hop” hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro comes in!  A group of your favorite bloggers have come together to offer the best Fall Fashion Giveaways for the entire family – so be sure to hop around to them all below my giveaway and don’t miss that AMAZING Grand Prize from the hosts.

Regardless of what your style is, you’ll need some new things to accessorize with and you are in luck!  This fall fashion giveaway contains two purses and 3 coordinating scarves to accessorize your look this fall! Read more…

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kayaking

kayakingI’m not proud of this, but I’m an overweight, out of shape baby boomer age lady!  There,  I admitted it!  I know I need to work on it; eat right and exercise.  I have no legitimate excuse, so I’ll just keep working at making those right food choices and getting in that daily walk.  Never give up!

There is one form of exercise that my husband Paul, (who is also an overweight, out of shape baby boomer) and I have found that we really do enjoy together.  That sport is flat water kayaking! Read more…

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childrens booksFall is knocking at the door, the days are getting shorter and the kids are back in school.  Let’s celebrate this popular season with a “It’s Fall Y’all” giveaway hop, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro.  I’ve joined with them and several other great bloggers to offer you some exciting giveaways!

The shorter days of fall mean less time outside and more time inside, and what better way to fill that time than by reading.  This giveaway, filled with 12 children’s books to entertain and inspire your little one is a great place to start! Read more…

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flying circusWho hasn’t heard or seen in the movies the crazy antics of the 1920’s barnstormers with their flying circus pilots and wing walkers.  But have you seen anything like them in person?  I hadn’t until a recent Sunday afternoon.

I first learned of the Flying Circus Airshow near Bealeton, Virginia last summer.  I wanted to visit and see their performance, but one thing leads to another and before we had a chance to make the trip their season was over  So this year I was determined not to miss it!

This Flying Circus has been thrilling crowds for 44 years, making it one of the nation’s longest running airshows.  Pilots of these beautiful old planes come out every Sunday afternoon from May through October to provide good clean family fun. Read more…

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Ready to PopWelcome everyone to a special giveaway hop called “Ready to POP”!  It’s a Labor Day inspired hop hosted by Viva Veltoro and Lindsey Blogs.  Each participating blogger is celebrating Labor Day in a totally fun way – by offering fabulous giveaways for Mamas and Babies who, after all, have done some of the hardest labor out there!

The first two items in my giveaway are BumGenius cloth diapers made in the USA.  That means a lot to me.  I love to support American made products! Read more….

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Flight 93As our nation approaches the anniversary of one of the worst days in our history; my prayer is that each one of us will take the time to reflect and remember the men, women and children that were taken from us that day in vicious attacks on our country.

My husband, Paul and I were talking about that day recently and remembering where we each were when we realized what was happening.  Paul was at work and I was at college.

I will always remember being in the the student center when it was announced that a plane had just struck the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City.  We watched in shock Read more….

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CollieWhen I was a little girl, the famous collie Lassie, was on TV and of course that made collies very popular.  There wasn’t a family in America that didn’t know who Lassie and Timmy were!  But now, times have changed; so ask yourself, “when was the last time I saw a rough coated collie?” You may actually own one, or live close to someone that does, so it may be a common sighting for you, but I will dare to say that the majority of people haven’t seen one for a very long time. Read more….

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Pumpkin Oatmeal CookiesAutumn is my favorite time of year, my only wish is that it could last longer!  I love the crispness in the air, the beautiful leaves, fall festivals and the smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin baking.

I’m ringing it in a little early this year because I’m so anxious to share this delicious recipe for pumpkin oatmeal cookies with you.  It has all of the right autumn ingredients that bring lovely scents to your home and cause mouths to water! Read more….

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For the Love of our Disappearing Old Barns

Old BarnsDo old barns call to you as they do to me?  I love barns, I’ve always loved barns.  I can’t begin to recall the number of times I have said to my husband, “I want a barn”. 

I know that I’m not the only one with these feelings of affection, otherwise there wouldn’t be calendars and books about them.  So what exactly is it, why do we love old barns?  What do they say to us? Read more….

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Letter BSometimes when grandchildren are going to be spending the day with me, I’m very organized and plan out details of their visit.  Other times, I just wing it!  This past week when three of them were going to be spending the day with me, plus having a sleepover,  I was organized!

When planning their visit, I was thinking about the things we could do together, and I decided to plan some activities and crafts around the letter B, specifically “B is for bird”.

My plans included: Read more….

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