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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.

Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest only exists because the government decided to put a Navy base smack dab in the middle of the desert in the 1940’s. 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!

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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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Grow Your Facebook Followers Link Party

I’m so excited to be joining with four other great bloggers to bring you the Grow Your Facebook Followers Link Party!  So lets get started….

Welcome to the party!

Starts Thursday, April 13 at 12:05 am central time (United States)
Ends Saturday, April 15 at 11:55 pm

Grow Your Facebook Followers Link Party
This party is hosted by:

Grammy Dee from Grammy’s Grid

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60

Teresa from Aging Like a Fine Wine

Clearissa from Clearissa Coward’s Command Center

Lori from Love My Big Happy Family

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Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

Don’t we all love getting a good deal on purchases we make, whether it’s food, clothing, home goods, electronics or travel?  I know I do!

But, who has the time to check out every website to seek out those money saving coupons?  I don’t and you probably don’t either; that’s why I have made Groupon Coupons my one stop shop for finding great deals.

The variety of businesses and services listed on Groupon is amazing. Read more….

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Trans Siberian Orchestra in Hershey, PA.Trans Siberian Orchestra (TSO), the progressive rock orchestra has been delighting audiences for 20 years with their blend of Christmas storytelling and hard rock music.  My husband Paul, and I went to see them for the first time 10 years ago in Hershey, PA.  We loved their music and the story of the little angel seeking to find good on earth.

We returned to Hershey,  PA on Friday, Dec. 16th to once again see the TSO.  This time Read more….

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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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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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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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