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Autumn Adventures 2019

Autumn Adventures 2019

What happened to Summer Adventures, you ask?  Heat.  Heat happened!  It’s just too hot here in Coastal Georgia to do much.  Also, since we made our big anniversary trip to England and Scotland in May/June, we stayed pretty close to home this summer.  Oh, and I had foot surgery.  (More on that in a minute.) Then autumn started, and all our attention was focused on our son’s wedding!  HOORAY!!!  It was lovely and beautiful and amazing!  Two weeks after that…

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Currently – August 2019

Currently – August 2019

I totally missed last month’s Currently link up. I was going to do a UK Vacay Edition and might still backtrack and do it.  For right now though, I’ll play along with this month’s prompts from Anne at In Residence. I am CURRENTLY… ordering:  espresso powder.  I’ve been wanting some for months now and finally ordered it.  Now I just need to bake with it!  Hmmmm.  Any suggestions for a chocolate recipe that can be amped up with espresso powder?…

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Springtime Adventure List – Final Update

Springtime Adventure List – Final Update

Welcome to OutAndBack!  I totally forgot to post my second update to my Springtime Adventure List, and now it’s time for the final update since summer begins today.  Whoopsie!  Let’s see how I did!  (If you like to start at the beginning you can see my original list HERE and my first update HERE.) ✅ Take my parents on a mystery trip.  Done!  Click HERE to find out where we went and what we did! ✅ See Casting Crowns in…

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UK Vacay – The Bookish Things

UK Vacay – The Bookish Things

One of the most exciting things on my Springtime Adventure List was a trip to England and Scotland!  Now that we’re back home and have nearly conquered the jet lag, I’m excited to start sharing parts of our trip with you guys.  First:  The Bookish Things!  *insert happy squeal of joy here!*   London is one of my favorite places on earth!  I really do love this city.  In all of our visits there when we lived in England, I…

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Currently – May 2019

Currently – May 2019

This month’s CURRENTLY prompts are:  admiring, playing, borrowing, remembering, and finishing.  Right now I am CURRENTLY… admiring:  all things green!  Gene and I went camping last weekend, and I just could NOT get over all the lush greenness everywhere!  I mean, LOOK at this!   And these green sneakers too!  I’ve been admiring them for weeks now!     playing:  The Story of My Life: Lea Salonga Live from Manila.  As I told you guys earlier, we saw Lea in…

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Voilà! The Good List – April 2019

Voilà! The Good List – April 2019

All of these things are rocking my world right now, and I can’t wait to tell you about them! Did you know Steven Curtis Chapman has a BLUEGRASS album?!?  And it’s GOOD!  I’ve played it on repeat this week.  Some of the tracks are his earlier works that he’s spun in a bluegrass direction.  Some are old hymns.  Check out the new ending to “Cinderella!”  (Makes my heart so happy!)  My faves:  “My Redeemer Is Faithful and True” and “How…

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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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