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Yearly Archives: 2013


The lady of the house has been hit hard with the flu for the past week. Hence, why I’ve been visibly absent for much longer than usual. Before I jump in I absolutely must share something with those of you who love a great novel. Remember in my last post (that seems so darn long […]

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A thousand lives

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ~ George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons When I was a kid I used to ask my mom how she knew so much (she never travelled and never had the opportunity to attend university yet she […]

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Free Hollyhock Seeds, just for you

Free hollyhock seeds — they come with a letter and a story. Here’s how the story goes. Hollyhocks: Photo credit: Knottyboy (at Flickr) Once upon a time there was an avid gardener who was starting her garden from scratch. She had always dreamed of growing a wall of single heritage hollyhocks. In her new garden […]

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