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    Summer Salad

    In the summertime we eat a lot of salads, don’t you? That, and grilled meat. In the winter I fix more soups and casseroles. This is a salad I came up with a few weeks ago that we have been enjoying this summer. I made it when my parents were here, and when they got home my Dad asked my…

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    Small Town Parade

    What could be more fun in the summertime than a small town parade? This past weekend was the annual Rathdrum Days festival here in our community and the celebration included a parade that marched right past our house. I love a parade. Especially one in a small town with down-home creativity and “just folks” with all the hokeyness you can…

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    Currently – July

    toasting: marshmallows. Well, okay, not literally right-this-minute. But we do have a fire pit in the backyard and any time there’s a fire there will be marshmallows toasted. going: on weekend drives in the mountains smelling: coffee. It’s a rainy, cool day for July, so of course, coffee. wearing: a Lilla Rose flexi-clip in my hair practically every day wishlisting: all kinds…

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    One Sentence a Day – June

    Wednesday. June 1. Started my new part-time job at Progressive Printing: Rathdrum. Thursday. June 2. Our friend Jenae, who helped us move, flew back to Colorado because her parents wouldn’t let us adopt her. Friday. June 3. Painted the trim in the kitchen. Saturday. June 4. Enjoyed a short visit with friends from Montana. Sunday. June 5. Afternoon drive to…

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    Photo Update

    Taking pictures with my phone is a quick and easy way to chronicle the memorable moments of my life. I’m not much of a selfie taker, but I like sharing the more artsy shots on Instagram. I realize that not all my blog readers have Instagram, so I decided to start posting my most recent 8 shots here on my blog.…

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    The View from My Porch

    The building we live in is not beautiful. It has a print shop on one side and our apartment on the other side. But it’s got the cutest little ramshackle front porch at the print shop entry that I have claimed as my own. It reminds me of an old-fashioned general store… a la Lum and Abner.I added a little…

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    Small Town Living

    We’ve been back in north Idaho for just over 2 weeks now and I have to say small town living agrees with me. Interestingly, we have moved back into an apartment we lived in 10 years ago, and I am actually enjoying it more this time around. It was recently remodeled, which helps tremendously, but I think having just come…

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    Currently – June

    planning: where to put everything and how to organize the apartment we just moved into enjoying: the more laid-back life-style of small-town Idaho as opposed to the “big city” feel of Denver buying: appliances… the apartment needed a fridge, stove, washer, and dryer. We were able to find a damaged model of a brand-new “fancy” refrigerator for a steal of a price, and…

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    The Evolution of Making Socks

    I learned to crochet and knit when I was a little girl. Sewing and embroidery, too, but this post is about knitting. My mother showed me how to knit when I was probably 10 or 12, but crocheting seemed easier to me since it only involved one hook and one loop at a time, rather than two long needles with…

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    Treasured Linens

      Several years ago when I inherited my grandparents’ bedroom suite, I chose to go with a “romantic prairie” theme for my bedroom decor. The house we live in now does not have the warm knotty-pine walls we had in our house in Idaho, but I still like that look and feel. Part of my decor includes treasured hand-made quilts…