Author Archives: Mama

DIY – Shirt Pillows

In 2008, our oldest daughter got married in Hawaii. We weren’t able to attend, but we had a Hawaiian themed reception for them when they returned home. All of us wore authentic Hawaiian shirts to the reception. They have hung … Continue reading

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Herb Garden at the Quirky Old Home

A little more than a year ago we downsized into a much older home in the historic district of a small city. We now have a much smaller yard with a fenced in back yard. This is our first home … Continue reading

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Exterior Makeover at the Quirky Old Home

A little more than a year ago, we purchased this cute little house in the historic district of a city in the Midwest. This was the facade of the house when we bought it. I loved the arbor and the … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Old Fashioned Strawberry Jam

I’ve been canning and preserving for a few years now. I was fortunate to acquire my DSH’s Grandma’s canning supplies. I’ve been very cautious about the canning process and faithfully use my Ball Blue Books as guides to proper technique … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk Turkey!

Our kids are interesting people. They are smart and independent and loving and generous people. We like to believe that we have provided them with an environment where we not only modeled good behavior, but also where they have felt … Continue reading

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Readin’ – Lily’s Own: Stories of a Childhood by Nadine Pedron

I talked about my reading challenge for this year (here). So far, I’ve read a lot of books this year that I’ve been meaning to read for a long time. A very long time. Life . . . raising five … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen – Memories of My Mom

Mother’s Day is this weekend so I thought I would list a baker’s dozen of things that I remember fondly about my mother from my childhood. My mother on her wedding day. 1) I remember how efficiently my mother handled … Continue reading

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