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Yearly Archives: 2015

10 easy tips for seating guests at a dinner party

Are you reluctant to hold a dinner party, whether formal or very casual? Don’t be reluctant — here’s a few simple tips for seating guests that will help you as a host/hostess and will also have your guests feeling relaxed and welcome. I love dinner parties because it’s a great way to get to know […]

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Photo Books are easier than organizing loose photos

Are your photos all on your phone or computer? When was the last time you had photos printed? I am a huge proponent of getting photos OFF the computer or phone and printed, whether it’s a beautiful canvas print for your wall, multiple prints to place in an album (to be treasured and looked at […]

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Fall Potpourri

Currently . . . Missing these two so much. Though still enjoying autumn. Practicing each day and filling our home with music. Reading — some novels are really engaging; others not so much (details below). Still knitting away on my Antler pullover (didn’t knit for over 2 weeks while we were away). We’ve been busy […]

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Is it fair?

So, is it fair that I so sporadically post here? Some of you are so very loyal. I really should be loyal in return. I don’t get around to read other blogs as much as I perhaps should … though, I DO every once in a while. And, when I do, I tend to read […]

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Murmuration

So, have you ever seen a murmuration before? If not, or if you’re simply wondering what a murmuration is, check out this video: I realize it’s been ages since I last post. I want to thank all my friends, family and acquaintances for your kind thoughts after I shared about the recent death of our […]

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Austin

He came into our lives as a tawny bundle full of p___ and vinegar. He left our lives peacefully, without a whimper. Austin was always like the pesky little brother, who had his nose where no one wanted it and had a propensity for using that nose to push his way through doors, flipping hands […]

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