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Springtime Adventure List – 2019

Springtime Adventure List – 2019

It’s springtime!  Hooray for a new season and new leaves and new adventures!  I’m taking a cue from my friend and fellow blogger Leslie and am making a list of things I want to do this season.  Here we go! ♦ Take my parents on a mystery trip.  Already done!  We took my parents on a mystery trip last weekend!  They agreed to let us set the whole trip up without knowing where we were going or what we were…

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Currently – March 2019

Currently – March 2019

I’m linking up with Anne of In Residence again this month for Currently.  This month’s prompts are scheming, reading, buying, making, and accomplishing.  Here we go! I am CURRENTLY… scheming: okay, planning (because that word makes me happier!) a mystery trip for my parents!  In the past they’ve taken mystery trips with Excursion Tours and really enjoyed them.  Since I love to plan trips and they like to TAKE trips, I’m planning a mystery trip for them/us.  I am SO…

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Things I’ve Learned – March 2019

Things I’ve Learned – March 2019

I’ve been wanting to do a “Things I’ve Learned” post for just FOREVER, and I’m finally making it happen!  Hooray!  Here are several things I’ve learned lately. ◊Meteorological spring begins on March 1 while astronomical spring begins on or around March 20, on the vernal equinox.  I’ve said for YEARS that the “official” seasons are off a bit and that, for instance, spring should actually be March, April, and May.  Who knew that the meteorological folks were waaaaaay ahead of…

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Reading Retreat 2019

Reading Retreat 2019

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I caught up with a few friends recently for a reading vacation. We dubbed it Reading Retreat 2019, and we had a blast! I promised I’d tell you guys about it, so here I am! My friends and I have been saying forever that a reading vacation sounded like fun. You too?!? Finally we said, “Enough talking. Let’s make it happen!” (We’re getting better at saying that, and I’m glad.) Donna…

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Currently – February 2019

Currently – February 2019

This link-up is a fun way to share what’s going on in our lives these days by building on a set of prompts from Anne at In Residence!   I am CURRENTLY… anticipating:  my reading vacation with friends this weekend!  Our plans include good conversation, good food, and good books!  I’m excited!  Pop back in next week for a chin wag, and I’ll tell you all about it! going:  to Jacksonville, Florida for said reading vacation.  First I’ll show my New Hampshire…

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Voilà! February 2019

Voilà! February 2019

This mid-winter time of year can be tough, y ‘all!  The cold.  The dark.  The sickness.  The dark.  The post-holiday letdown.  The dark.  These things can drag us down.   Today I want to focus on things that I’m loving right now!  “The Good List” as Tsh Oxenreider calls it! Salt Fat Acid Heat, a documentary on Netflix.  This stunningly beautiful show whisks me off to different parts of the world and explores the basics of good cooking.  Since travel and…

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2019 Reading Challenges

2019 Reading Challenges

Hooray for a new year of reading!  Last year I participated in the Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge and enjoyed it so much I’m doing it again this year.  Let’s quickly look back to last year’s challenge and see how I did. A Classic You’ve Been Meaning to Read:  Emma by Jane Austen.  Emma (the character) infuriated me.  I wanted to send her to time out for a very, very long time. A book recommended by someone with great taste: …

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Currently – January 2019

Currently – January 2019

This month’s prompts for the “Currently” link up are:  choosing, tidying, resolving, exploring, and refreshing. I am currently… choosing books for #theunreadshelfproject2019 hosted by Whitney of @theunreadshelf on Instagram.  I’m not sure if I’ll follow her monthly prompts, but I *do* appreciate her helping me focus on choosing my next read from my “unread shelf” before looking elsewhere!   I think my first reads of the year will be Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray (recommended by a dear…

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Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff

Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff

  Can I confidently decorate my home and enjoy the process? Now I can! Yes! This book reads like a visit with a good friend. A good friend who really *gets* home decorating and is willing to help you with the process. I’ve read the first 4 chapters in advance of the book’s release (in exchange for my honest review), and it’s just delightful! I’ve found myself smiling, chuckling out loud, and nodding my head in agreement. In this book…

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Summertime Adventure List – Final Update

Summertime Adventure List – Final Update

Yesterday I shared my Autumn Adventures list with you, and I promised to come back and give you a final update on my Summertime list.  Here it is! 1.  Bake something special.  DONE!  I *did* do some more baking, but nothing too crazy.  While our son was home on leave I baked some peanut blossoms.  You know the ones.  Peanut butter cookies with a Hershey’s Kiss plunked on top.  I also baked an apple cake for my husband’s birthday.  That’s…

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