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link partyThe weeks just seem to fly by, don’t they?  It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Party in Your PJs; a great opportunity to show off your newest thoughts, projects, recipes, ideas, creations, etc!

Before we start I want to quickly share these super easy and cute little spiders the grandkids and I made yesterday.  I had everything on hand already which was great.  I used a pack of 6 styrofoam balls left over from Christmas last year, pipe cleaners, googly eyes and of course craft glue. Read more…

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Turning an Empty Wall Into a Cozy Space

wall decorWe had an empty wall in our living room which was straight across from our couch, which meant that each time I sat on the couch I looked at the empty wall and thought “I need to do something with that”.  If you’re anything like me sometimes these projects take a long time to go from a thought to action!

One day as I was looking at the wall I thought of how an old church pew with pillows would look really good on that wall and at the same time provide some more seating.  I tried to explain my vision to my husband, Paul. Somehow I don’t think he could quite see that vision but he was willing to trust mine! Read more…

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Sentence a Day Writing Challenge…. August 2017

Sentence a Day

 

This is the second month that I’ve participated in the Sentence a Day Writing Challenge.  I’ve tried my hand at journaling in the past, but have never been able to stick with it. This concept of a sentence a day seems to work for me!

So, let August begin…

Aug 1st – Is a Tuesday, so today I am working which means I am visiting my patients and hoping to make a difference in their lives!

Aug  2nd – I sent a text to my son early this evening and received this response “on my way to the ER, Jacob broke his arm”, so immediately we were off to the ER to check on him where we found a super brave 5-year-old little boy waiting to be seen by the doctor. Read more….

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Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #19

Welcome to the Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #19

Starts Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:05 am central (US)

Ends Tuesday, September 5 at 11:55 pm

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party

REALLY SIMPLE RULES:

• This party is for grandmother bloggers only

• You may share new or old, family friendly posts, no limit Read more….

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campingI realize that all children love theme parks because of the characters, the rides, the hype.  And that’s all great and fine. Trust me, I’m not against theme parks, in fact, I enjoy them on a limited scale!

But let me ask you, what are some of your most memorable vacations as a child?  If you were fortunate enough to have parents that took you camping, I would bet that those memories are at the top of the list.  Of course, times were different when I was a child, we didn’t take elaborate vacations and I don’t remember any of my friends that did either. Read more….

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Healthy Snack IdeasLike you, I’m trying to learn how to eat healthier.  I wanted a long list of healthy snack ideas to choose from when preparing my shopping list, so I decided to create one.  Now I’m sharing it with you in the hopes that you”ll find it beneficial too! Read more….

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Rock PaintingWhen we lived in California, we lived in a small town in what we referred to as the high desert. The high desert is actually in the Mojave Desert and the name of that town is Ridgecrest. And since you have probably never heard of it, I’ve included this nice little map to show you where it is. Read more….

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Father's Day

 

Looking for the perfect gift for grandpa for Father’s Day but don’t want to break the bank?  You’re sure to find something he’ll love in this group of 20 super gift ideas.  All of them are available at Amazon, which means ease of shopping for you, plus quick delivery!

I use affiliate links in some of my posts. When you do your shopping through the links on this page, you help to support the blog at no cost to yourself.  It’s much appreciated! Read more….

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greenhouse

A very special greenhouse and nursery by the name of Lurgans lies in Orrstown, Pennsylvania, approximately 50 miles away from where we live. And I love to go there!

You might say “50 miles just to go to a nursery, aren’t there any closer?”  Oh yes, there are lots closer, but none nearly so special and so full of beautiful flowers as Lurgans.  You could say it’s well known in these parts!  Everyone that loves gardening loves Lurgans, myself included!

Every year in February, I make a trip to Lurgans, as many others do.  In February they have big beautiful Boston ferns growing in their greenhouse.  You can pick the ones you want, they tag them sold and for $10 they will continue to watch over and care for your fern until you return to get it in May.  I say May, because I always wait until then to make sure the last freeze is over.  Many others [click to continue…]

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Whether you’re still in the prepping stage or have moved on to the painting stage, this simple homemade tool will make your painting life easier!  How?  No more climbing up a ladder and precariously leaning over as far as you dare, stretching with your paintbrush, hoping to get paint on just a few more inches before you have to climb down and move the ladder over.  Only to once again risk life and limb as you climb the ladder and teeter on the next to the top step stretching as far as you can with that paint brush or roller. Read more….

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