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    An Uplifting Project

    Ever since he was a teenager Lyle has been a “shade tree mechanic” on the side, performing maintenance on our cars and doing occasional repairs for friends and family. Now that he has adult daughters and nieces with their own cars he has been spending even more time in the garage. (Not really under a shade tree.) His brother Loren…

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    Happy Fall, Y’all!

    I’m not ready for it to be fall. But then, I never am. Fortunately, around here we are eased into the season with glorious bright blue days and crisp nights. September and October are truly beautiful. It’s just that the increasingly shorter daylight hours remind me that the shadowy dark of winter is not too far off. I really need…

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    June Wrap-Up and a Vacation Quiz

    July has arrived already–in case you hadn’t noticed–and it’s time for my month-in-review post. Here’s what’s been going on around here lately… In My Neighborhood Summer evenings are lovely on the front porch! I’ve been adding books a few at a time to the two Little Free Libraries that are nearby. They aren’t full yet, but I’m getting there! I’m…

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    My Prize-Winning Business Card

    Awhile back a customer at the print shop where I work ordered some deluxe business cards: Suede finish with raised spot UV. They turned out so nice that my brother-in-law boss suggested that we should design some like that for me. As you may have noticed, I’ve been attending Chamber of Commerce meetings and other community events. We thought it…

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    5 Happy Things

    Firstly. I just noticed today the Tree across the street from the print shop is putting on her new spring dress. I was very happy to see it. I think I’ll try to remember to do a photo series throughout the next few weeks like I did last fall. Secondly. I won the door prize drawing at the Rathdrum Area Chamber of…

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    My Kitchen Remodel

    At the beginning of winter I set a goal to reorganize my kitchen. I also wanted to clean out the pantry shelves in the utility room and decide what should actually be in the kitchen. Before I got around to working on that project my brother-in-law (who owns the apartment where we live) decided to install new cabinets. I didn’t…

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    On Love and Romance

    It’s time for this month’s Q&A prompts from The Blended Blog. Naturally, the questions have to do with love and romance this month. Kisses or hugs? I adore both from my husband. Hugs from my kids and a very short list of close friends and family. Other than that, I’m not a hugger… and for sure, not a kisser! Candy…

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    January Questions

      It’s time for January’s Q&A link-up at The Blended Blog! Here are their questions with my answers: Resolutions or no resolutions? No resolutions. At least not this year. Maybe I should. But I didn’t. Love snow or no snow? I like watching snow fall and how it looks on distant mountains. But underfoot? Not so much. Name a new place…