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Weekend Reading: Checking In Edition

By on June 14, 2013

I realize things have been a little slow around here of late. I blame the lazy days of summer. Still, I wanted to check in and update you on a few things. On a whim, I decided to take Operation Houseplant outside. This basket had been filled with dusty, fake flowers and greenery that I […]

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Weekend Reading: Memorial Day Edition

By on May 24, 2013

A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. – George William Curtis Those of us in the U.S. will be observing Memorial Day this weekend. Here are some posts I’ve run across lately that are perfect reading […]

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Blog Rewind: Spring, Finally!

By on May 7, 2013

I think it’s finally safe to say that Spring has arrived in Kansas City. I hope I’m not jinxing things, since we did have snow in May this year, but I think we’re now in the clear. We even had a mother bird build a nest in the wreath in our front door. She laid […]

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Weekend Reading: Giveaway Winner Edition

By on April 20, 2013

Note: BCR, I’m having trouble reaching you through the email address you left. Could you email me through this link to get in touch? Thanks – Julie First of all, thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on the giveaway post. The comments on this one were really insightful as to how ordinary […]

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Weekend Reading: Easter Edition

By on March 29, 2013

It’s almost Easter so it must be time for my annual deviled egg post. I’ve blogged about deviled eggs so many times on this blog it’s kind of ridiculous. But they’re kind of my thing. And they’re yummy and frugal and perfect for all the Easter eggs you’ve got lying around, so here they are […]

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DIY Set of Framed Map Prints

By on March 7, 2013

Predictably, the kitchen remodel has spread into the adjoining family room, where i’ve been updating the colors and and some of the decor. As part of the family room decorating, I ordered a map of London to hang on the wall behind my couch. When the print arrived it was smaller than I had expected […]

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Weekend Reading: Snowbound Edition

By on March 1, 2013

Kansas City was hit with back-to-back snowstorms this week and last. The second snowfall started at night. I snapped this picture when I got up to let the dog out. It was almost dreamlike outside. The snow was beautiful and, since we’re still in the midst of a drought, the moisture was needed. The city […]

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