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Alcohol Free Drinks to Celebrate With

Have you heard of a teetotaler? This is the old fashioned term for someone who chooses not to drink. My husband and I both choose not to indulge (not that we believe there is anything wrong with it) and we’ve had some fun coming up with mocktails to replace the typical drinks found at parties. 452 more words

Home And Hearth

The Art of Patient Waiting

We haven’t seen the worst of winter here in Virginia but our 26 year old Rhododendron knows just how to cope.  When the weather turns nasty she squeezes all her leaves into narrow tubes to hold in any life giving warmth.   53 more words

Country Thoughts

The Mushroom Experiment (without an A-Bomb)

For those of you who know me, or have walked in here sometimes, the image of a ladle circling apron-clad mamacita does not come to mind. 406 more words

The Good Stuff

Market Love

I’ve always loved markets. From the most exotic and chaotic to the ordinary and everyday, they provide an awesome opportunity to take photos – something I love doing! 236 more words


St. Nicked

Christmas has come and gone without incident, mostly.

On Christmas Eve, at the urging of Herself, we streamed “The Interview,” because freedom, and now I consider that freedom owes me about $7 and 112 minutes of my life. 270 more words


25 Days of Christ - Day 25

On the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, I humbly share with you The Living Christ:

Feeling Close To God

Christmastime is here....

…Families drawing near….thank you, Vince Guaraldi, for the theme song for many of my Christmases! It can never be Christmas where I live without the Charlie Brown Christmas album – well, and The Carpenters – what can I say?   357 more words

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