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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…

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    Heading into Winter

    We’ve been living in the “shadow lands” for weeks now. Short gray days and long dark nights. And that’s just fall. Which is why I am have been looking forward to the winter solstice. Because: more daylight. Random thought. Even though Jesus was most likely NOT born on December 25, I think it’s appropriate we celebrate His coming as the…

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    The Tree: A Photo Essay

    Early in October I noticed that the large maple tree across the street from the print shop in Post Falls hadn’t yet started changing colors. While I was reluctant to let go of summer I knew I would enjoy watching that tree throughout the fall, so I started taking pictures of it… not every day, but whenever I would think…

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    Posts You Should Read

      As I read various blogs I like to bookmark posts that I may want to refer back to later. Here are a few that I found inspiring. Definitely worth a read if you have a few minutes! On why family stories are so important… “Parents, Share With Your Children” @ No Pens, Pencils, Knives, or Scissors. We have so…

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    Fall Theme Q&A

    Have you ever noticed that once Labor Day weekend is over all of a sudden everything is pumpkin spice and shades of orange? Not at my house! The first day of fall comes a full 3 weeks after Labor Day so I intentionally enjoy those last 3 weeks of summer as summer. I might rush the season when it gets…

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    Summer Wrap-up

    And so the summer is past. It was jam-packed full and went by very quickly. Back in June I shared a list of our plans for the summer. I promised to report back in September to give you an update. Here’s my summer to-do list and how we did: Summer Activities Pick a bouquet of wildflowers. I don’t remember that…