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Birthday Gifts: Part 2

Here’s a better view of those Topo Chico bottles-turned-drinking-glasses. Aren’t they great? What a cool gift. I just love seeing them in my cabinet. I love that the “cut” is just above the textured part of the bottle giving them a bit of a decorative flair. And that green tint? Perfect. While I was uploading… Read More Birthday Gifts: Part 2

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Dress Alterations and “All Those Republicans…”

I did not sleep well at all last night. It was cool outside but warm in the house, and the window unit in our room doesn’t think it should cool our room in that situation.  I was hot and achy and tossed around all night long. I’m telling you this, because what follows might just… Read More Dress Alterations and “All Those Republicans…”

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Wild Summer. Good Father.

Just returned from this gorgeous scene on Friday night. I don’t know if any U.S. coastline compares to this particular stretch. Maine is just beautiful, and I have to pinch myself when I’m there. Truly the stuff of dreams, I can’t believe this is how we’ve spent about one week of every year for the… Read More Wild Summer. Good Father.

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He Asked For Her Number: Part One

It was several years ago that we were alone in her new kitchen unpacking boxes and talking like only sisters can, when I knew I needed to ask her a question. The divorce papers had been filed, and she had moved to a new town, gotten a new job, and moved into a new house.… Read More He Asked For Her Number: Part One

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PURE Fun and Inspiration

Yesterday I returned from a wonderful weekend in Texas! There were just so many great things about it  ~ from the sunny and 80 degree weather, to the PURE conference, to time with my sisters, to meeting some new friends, wonderful speakers, a beautiful resort and even more!  It was also Melissa’s (middle) birthday, which… Read More PURE Fun and Inspiration

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Cousins, Cookouts, Country, Cape Cod…Craziness!

Our kids love to have house guests, but none have been more anticipated than these…..the Etheredge cousins from Texas! I think they started the countdown way back in January when we left THEIR home in Austin. I was equally excited to be able to spend time with my sister Melissa. We missed you, Melinda! Yes,… Read More Cousins, Cookouts, Country, Cape Cod…Craziness!

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Recent Tidbits

Lots going on here, as usual. Haven’t had much time to write about anything, but just though I’d share a few recent highlights. The first is that Kayla managed to trap Mr. Groundhog over the weekend. We don’t really know how long he’s been around, but he sure did enjoy eating fresh veggies out of… Read More Recent Tidbits

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Sunny California!

Just returned Tuesday from a wonderful trip to California to visit my brother, Stu, along with my two sisters – Melissa and Melinda. Yes, that’s Mel, Mel, Mel and Stu. And he also could have been a “Mel” as our dad and grandfather are Melvins! I think he’s happy with Stu.This was the first thing… Read More Sunny California!

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My Amazing Sister

I am so blessed to have a sister who is a faithful wife, loving mom, authentic friend, and gifted artist. Over the past few years, she has taken some opportunities to develop the artist part- something that was always there, but not always valued or encouraged by others, and then just placed on a back… Read More My Amazing Sister