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Think Tropical

It’s cold. Think warm, think tropical, think citrus. If you can’t pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and just go south, you could bring some lemon yellow…

Start the New Year with Your Hands in the Dirt

In a small effort to keep the printed word from becoming a thing of the past, I bought a new dictionary last week. I know what you’re thinking: that’s what…

The Power of the Christmas Rose

One of the sweetest stories told at Christmas is the legend of the Christmas Rose. It is an English legend that says that a little shepherd girl of Bethlehem followed…

Ready, Set, Go! It’s Christmas!

Ladies, you know you’re busy, frantic even, this time of year. Just in case there’s someone who has no clue how much you accomplish (husband and children), let’s take  a…

DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Electric candles with clear or white bulbs in each window. Green wreath with a red bow on the front door. Or maybe a tacky blow-up Santa or snowman that will…

Oh, Christmas Tree

My favorite childhood Christmas picture was taken outside in front of my Grandma Allie’s house. I’m standing with an older girl cousin, both of us dressed in our Sunday go-to-meeting…

Thanksgiving at Grandma’s

In my mind, I’ve already skipped to the leftovers. That’s the best part of Thanksgiving. No, I take that back. The best part is the fact that I am fortunate…

Remember to Share This Thanksgiving

Haven’t enjoyed my walks in the field too much lately ‘cause I know when I get back inside I’ll be spending precious minutes picking beggar’s lice off my clothes from…

Chunk That Punkin’

Tomorrow is Friday, two days after Halloween. Is your jack o’ lantern still posing on the front steps, or worse yet, in your living room window? Well, you know what…

Hello Fall

October, the month of the Moon of the Falling Leaves, the month that brings the first frost which is usually followed by several weeks of mild weather.  The average first…