Category Archives: family

Making New Memories

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The Crack of Dawn

I wake up early. I mean REALLY early…….. 4:45 am each day, even on weekends. I have the perfect house for an early riser such as myself. The entire east side is covered with huge windows giving me a panoramic … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day on Sunday

 My beautiful mom! Each time I look in the mirror, your eyes smile back at me. Each time I sew, your hands guide me along. Each time I fall, your arms lift me up. Each time I pray, your voice … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Pickled!

I’m not much of a gardener, but boy, do I love to can! It’s asparagus season here in Eastern Oregon and you know what THAT means! Pickled asparagus! I thought you just might like to go along for the ride. … Continue reading

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Make a Chenille Applique Pillow in 10 Easy Steps

Shhhhhh……. Did you hear that? It’s the sound of some scrap bustin’, crafty goodness comin’ your way. Need a gift for someone? How ’bout a DIY personalized chenille pillow that you can make in an afternoon? Here’s a chance to lighten up … Continue reading

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One Thousand White Women and not a refashion in sight

I’m in awe of those people who paint with words. After reading the last page of One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus, it was hard for me to snap back to reality. I just stared out my rain soaked windows, still … Continue reading

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A Big Secret!

I’m horrible at keeping secrets. But not this time! And this was THE hardest secret to keep, my tongue hurts from biting it so often. I did have to sneak in a few hints. There’s one in the Wine Tasting at … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting at Grocery Outlet?

When living in a small rural town, a person just might assume that there was nothing to do on a Friday night. But NO! That is so NOT true! How ’bout a Wine Tasting at the local discount food store, … Continue reading

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“That’s the beauty of bein’ me”

My children tease me mercilessly. According to them, I can be forgetful, a tad bit obsessive, a little fickle at times, and I live in my own little world. But, “That’s the beauty of bein’ me,” I tell them. Every … Continue reading

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