Summer Read-to-Learn: What’s Cooking in Flowerville? by Felicita Sala

What's Cooking in Flowerville is a lot of cultural dishes using in season fruit, vegetables, and herbs grown in their own gardens.
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Children’s Book Review: I Love Strawberries! by Shannon Anderson

Jolie dreams of growing her very own strawberries, but there are a few things she has to accomplish first.
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Children’s Book Review: Let’s Pop, Pop, Popcorn! by Cynthia Schumerth

Kids can learn the fun of growing and then finally eating popcorn!
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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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Reagan’s Fairy Garden

I have been wanting to make a Fairy Garden for some time and with Reagan being 8, I thought she was old enough to help and be responsible for it.  We went shopping for the items together and then I helped her build it. Most all of our items were purchased at Earl May.  They…
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Happy Monday

I know there are some people out that who really dislike Mondays, but I try to look at them as a kick off to the week.  A way to start my week off with a positive attitude and a fresh outlook. Today was the only day I had this week to run the numerous errands…
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How the Message Was Truly A Message for Me

Sunday, we attended our church….finally…after being away for a month.  Busy weekends have kept us away.  The Scripture Readings included Matthew 13 and the Parable of the Four Soils.  Here are the words from Matthew 13:18-23 Listen then to what the parable of the sower means:  When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does…
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A Week Earlier

Last year I posted on March 22, that I had several crocus in bloom.  Much to my surprise today when I looked out into my flower bed, they were blooming today…a full week earlier!  May Spring be arriving soon in your neck of the woods!
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Stargazers and Aunt Em

This is a photo of my Aunt Emily showing off her Stargazer Lilies. She was one of my favorite people in the whole world. Aunt Emily died in 1994 at the age of 98. Yes, 98. She also only lived in a nursing home the last year or two of her life! She was amazing!…
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Spring Flowers!

All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar. ~ Helen Hayes Yesterday I raked away my leaves and found spring rising up out of the dirt in my flower…
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Stacie's read-in-2022 book montage

Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
Hidden Figures
Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living
Waiting for Tom Hanks
The Maid
The Other Black Girl
Anxious People
The Body
Great American Road Trips- National Parks: Discover insider tips, must see stops , nearby attractions  more
Apples Never Fall
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
The Vanishing Half
How to Find Your Way Home
People We Meet on Vacation
Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took

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