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Top Ten Favorite Books… Updated Again!

In 2013 I first put together my top 10 favorite books, with the qualification that I had to have actually read them recently, not just childhood favorites that I vaguely remember as being awesome (because re-reading old favorites can sometimes be a rude awakening, am I right?). It’s probably a good time to revisit the list every… Continue reading Top Ten Favorite Books… Updated Again!

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TBT: Christmas Eve Traditions

I have such fond memories of reading picture books as the days led up to Christmas (even when I was much too “old” for picture books), but Christmas Eve was always special.  My parents would read our two favorite books every single Christmas Eve: The Little Golden Book Story of Christmas and The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas.… Continue reading TBT: Christmas Eve Traditions

Chit Chat

Alabama Adventures: Thanksgiving Edition

Last week we drove to Alabama to visit my family for Thanksgiving. With the upcoming move and my To-Do list getting longer by the minute, it was so nice to spend a few days away from it all. There was plenty of time to relax, take walks around the neighborhood, eat lots of great food,… Continue reading Alabama Adventures: Thanksgiving Edition

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Top Ten Favorite Books… Updated!

Last year I put together my top 10 favorite books, with the qualification that I had to have actually read them recently, not just childhood favorites that I vaguely remember as being awesome (because re-reading old favorites can sometimes be a rude awakening, am I right?). It’s probably a good time to revisit the list every… Continue reading Top Ten Favorite Books… Updated!

Craft Chat

Once Upon a Time Cross Stitch Sampler: Finished!

From January 2014 to January 2015… a whole year of work has gone into this Once Upon a Time mystery cross stitch sampler, and now it’s all done! I finished up the last few stitches a couple days after the new year, and took it to JoAnn’s to have it framed over the weekend (I’m… Continue reading Once Upon a Time Cross Stitch Sampler: Finished!

Chit Chat

Alabama Adventures: Christmas Edition

Last week we drove to Alabama to visit with my family for Christmas. It was a lovely few days – plenty to do, lots of great meals, a few visits squeezed in with family and friends, and enough time to actually relax (the hot tub helps!). You know what’s coming… photos galore! …Christmas Eve and… Continue reading Alabama Adventures: Christmas Edition

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Once Upon a Time Cross Stitch Sampler: November

Since I had to cram two blocks into the month of November, I stitched up this block in record time… but I didn’t do a great job of documenting with pics. My favorite details are “Granny’s” glasses, the falling snow, and the slice of pumpkin pie. Now onto the progress pics…And since it’s Meow Monday,… Continue reading Once Upon a Time Cross Stitch Sampler: November