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My Mom’s Dream Memorial

My mom is a Master Gardener.   She always has been in all of our minds,  but she actually took the class to become one.  As part of holding the title of Master Gardener, you have to complete a project to benefit your community. Several years ago, after taking the class, mom created a flower…
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Sunday Snippets 8.31.14

On Sundays, I like to share snippets from our life here in small town Iowa.   As we get into the school year, our lives get busier.  It seems there is always something going on.   I’d love to hear snippets from your life as well. Find joy in the snippets of your daily life!…
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Children’s Book Review: The Icky, Sticky Tea Party By Anne M. Jenks

THE ICKY, STICKY TEA PARTY By: Anne M. Jenks Illustrated By: Gaston Hauviller Published: May 23, 2014 Publisher: Laredo Publishing Anne Jenks is back with another children’s book on a helpful topic.  I previously reviewed BITSY BEAR that dealt with the topic of stranger danger. To see my review of BITSY BEAR, click HERE. In…
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Sunday Snippets 8.17.14

I have been looking for a way to share snippets from our family life here in Iowa.  I used to post Scenes From Our Week every Sunday, but posting every Sunday became difficult.  Then, this summer I tried High Five Friday, posting five things we were excited about. But, I didn’t want to be tied…
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I’m Grateful Today

I’m in a grateful mood today.  How about you? It’s a beautiful day in Eastern Iowa. I was able to sleep in a bit this morning and enjoy laying in bed a little longer than normal. But, mostly, I’m grateful that Bennett is on the mend.  This is not a sight you want to see.…
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Our Vacation to Michigan

Slowly, I am getting back into some sort of a routine after being on vacation. It has been nice to take a blogging break  and not have to worry about getting a post written every day. I haven’t written a book review for a few weeks and I have enjoyed that break as well. But,…
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High Five Friday 7.11.14

I’m back with a High Five Friday post.  It’s been such a busy summer with lots of High Five moments. Since I haven’t posted for a few weeks, these are moments that I wanted to share since my last High Five Friday post.  To see other great moments in other blogger’s lives, click the buttons…
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Children’s Book Review: Bitsy Bear By Anne M Jenks

BITSY BEAR A Great Children’s Story and Essential Parenting Tool By: Anne M Jenks Illustrated By: Laura Liberatore Published: April 28, 2014 If there is only one book you read with your child, this one would be it.  The dangers of the world can creep into even the most protected communities and families.  The best…
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How to Have a Fun Summer with Your Kids

Summer will officially begin for our family in just 22 days.  Unfortunately, it won’t be a very relaxing summer for our family as the kids have baseball, camps, and even our oldest has a job. But, we will certainly make the most of every day we have.  This summer is a short one for us…
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Fifteen

Last week, Pat and I had our 15th wedding anniversary.  We celebrated the weekend before because I was out of town on our actual anniversary. I have looked back on our life together and remembered the giddy days, the days of excitement to see each other, the days of only talking on the phone or…
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Seven Sundays: A Faith, Fitness, and Food Plan for Lasting Spiritual and Physical Change


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