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Random Thoughts on a Rainy Friday

Random Thoughts on a Rainy Friday

We’re having a rainy Friday here today.  Temps are nice.  A cool 62 degrees last I looked.  (Yes, that’s cool for Coastal Georgia!)  It’s been a quiet day.  A pajama day, if you’d like to know.  It’s been a good day for mulling things over, you know? Rainy days always make me miss Europe.  And since I just finished a great audio book set on a Scottish island, I’m especially missing it!  The book is The Cafe by the Sea…

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Voilà! February 2018

Voilà! February 2018

Welcome to OutAndBack!  Today I’m linking up with Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy where we’re all sharing things that SO working for us right now! One big game changer for us right now is Prep Dish!    Prep Dish is a subscription-based service that provides me with healthy, delicious meal plans, the grocery lists to go with them, and prep instructions.  This magical combination saves me a LOT of money and LOT of time!  I posted a review yesterday and explained…

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Biscuit Debacle

Biscuit Debacle

Goodness gracious!   I pride myself on being a good cook!  I’ve told you the basic rules that my mom taught me.  Usually I do really well in the kitchen! Usually. I’m reading Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table by Shauna Niequist as part of a reading challenge this year (but mainly because my good friend Sheila, the queen of hospitality, recommended it to me).  It’s a LOVELY book, exquisitely written, and it includes some amazing…

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Currently – January 2018

Currently – January 2018

Anne at In Residence is sharing today what she’s CURRENTLY starting, hoping, scheduling, reading, and playing.  Me?  Here are MY answers! Starting:  exercising.  I’m really going to do it this time.  Really.  *sigh* Hoping:  for snow!  Yes, I live near Savannah, Georgia, and yes, you read that right!  We are having the oddest weather situation today!  Temperatures are super low for this area (the predicted high is only 33 degrees Fahrenheit), and rain is moving in from the Atlantic.  Predictions…

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Reading Challenge 2018

Reading Challenge 2018

Ahhhhh!  A new year!  I love the reset a new year presents!  I’m still reflecting on 2017 and thinking about the possibilities 2018 brings, but one thing I HAVE (mostly) nailed down is my reading list for the 2018 Reading Challenge hosted by Anne Bogel of What Should I Read Next and Modern Mrs. Darcy. Anne hosts a reading challenge every year, and I decided

Autumn Adventures – Update #1

Autumn Adventures – Update #1

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ into the future! Which is to say we’re a month into autumn already, and it’s time to revisit my Autumn Adventures List and see how I’m doing! 1.  Have a picnic in Forsyth Park in Savannah.  Not yet, but I HAVE been planning my food strategy for this one!  I’m thinking Smith Brothers will be involved! 2.  ✔Go to the beach at least once.  YES!  Gene and I went to Tybee Island for a…

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Currently – October 2017

Currently – October 2017

I’m linking up today with Anne at In Residence and Dana at Something Good for this month’s Currently! On this first week of October 2017, I am currently… Styling:  outfits from the Get Your Pretty On (GYPO) Fall Style Challenge.  These challenges are always a lot of fun and incredibly helpful.  They’ve taught me how to shop wisely AND how to stay on trend!  Here are a few of my favorite outfits so far.  (The Fall Work Wear Capsule is…

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Summertime Fun List – Update 2

Summertime Fun List – Update 2

Two months ago I created a list of things I wanted to do this summer.  One month ago I shared my first update, and now it’s time for me to evaluate how I did during the second month of this project! Pantry:  Reorganize my pantry. I’ve made a LOT of progress!  I originally planned to empty the whole thing then reload it, but I’ve ended up tackling one area at a time.  It looks a lot better!  I may still…

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Summertime Fun List – Update 1

Summertime Fun List – Update 1

A month ago (WHAT?!?  A MONTH AGO ALREADY?!?) I compiled a list of things I wanted to do this summer.  I have been on the road and/or sick nearly the whole month (I’m not exaggerating), but I HAVE accomplished a few things! Here’s my list and how I’ve done so far:  (Yes, some of these are more work than fun, but summertime is a great time to do inside work when you live in the Deep South!) Pantry:  Reorganize my…

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Summertime Fun List 2017

Summertime Fun List 2017

Today is the summer solstice!  This day always makes me a little sad because the days will begin to get shorter, but today I shall focus on being HAPPY about summertime!  I’m joining up with some other bloggers to share our bucket/fun lists for this sunny season! I live near Savannah, Georgia, and y’all, it is HOT here!  My springtime fun list featured a lot of outdoor activities, but my summertime fun list includes a lot of indoor, stay-in-the-air-conditioning-so-we-don’t-have-a-heat-stroke goals….

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