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Cast of Characters

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My Extraordinary Storybook Life

It has been a rather extra-ordinary year. Here’s the story. Mr. H. and I decided that it was time to down-size and move closer to our family and friends in … Read More »

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Little Bunny Face….

Whenever my Dad gave my Mom a card, he would sign it with the sweetest little bunny face. Every card, every letter…for all of their married life, he would sign … Read More »

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Happy Birthday, Mom … so what was in “The Purse”?

This is my Mom. Looking perfectly darling in her perfectly darling straw hat….and clutching her bottomless, mysterious, secretive straw purse…. “The Purse” Nearly five years ago, as we prepared to … Read More »

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Grand-kids

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My Extraordinary Storybook Life

It has been a rather extra-ordinary year. Here’s the story. Mr. H. and I decided that it was time to down-size and move closer to our family and friends in … Read More »

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Smell This (a story without words)

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How to make a hotel flower

If you should just happen to be in a poorly lit hotel with glitter, glue and crepe paper and you find that you need a beautiful flower as a decoration … Read More »

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Me!

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My Extraordinary Storybook Life

It has been a rather extra-ordinary year. Here’s the story. Mr. H. and I decided that it was time to down-size and move closer to our family and friends in … Read More »

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North by Northwest (ish)

Pull up a nice comfy chair and settle in. Mr. H. and I recently took a cruise to Alaska and I have about 4,000 slides I’d love to share with … Read More »

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Grandma Smells….

It’s possible….okay, it’s probable…that this wasn’t the greeting you had in mind for Mother’s Day.  I’m fairly certain the greeting card companies have not yet developed a “You Smell” category … Read More »

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Mr. H

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My Extraordinary Storybook Life

It has been a rather extra-ordinary year. Here’s the story. Mr. H. and I decided that it was time to down-size and move closer to our family and friends in … Read More »

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North by Northwest (ish)

Pull up a nice comfy chair and settle in. Mr. H. and I recently took a cruise to Alaska and I have about 4,000 slides I’d love to share with … Read More »

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Signs of Spring

It’s 38 degrees today. It’s 13 days into the month of April, and it’s 38 degrees today. I would look for daffodils or garlic scapes, but…it’s 13 days into the … Read More »

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My Mom and Dad

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Little Bunny Face….

Whenever my Dad gave my Mom a card, he would sign it with the sweetest little bunny face. Every card, every letter…for all of their married life, he would sign … Read More »

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My Other Wonderful Family

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My Extraordinary Storybook Life

It has been a rather extra-ordinary year. Here’s the story. Mr. H. and I decided that it was time to down-size and move closer to our family and friends in … Read More »

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Happy Birthday, Mom … so what was in “The Purse”?

This is my Mom. Looking perfectly darling in her perfectly darling straw hat….and clutching her bottomless, mysterious, secretive straw purse…. “The Purse” Nearly five years ago, as we prepared to … Read More »

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Hoosier Daddy

It will take some more time to go through all the (hundreds) pictures for Spa Day at Girl’s Camp, so I’m going to take a little shortcut. Through Indiana. For … Read More »

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Our Kids

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My Extraordinary Storybook Life

It has been a rather extra-ordinary year. Here’s the story. Mr. H. and I decided that it was time to down-size and move closer to our family and friends in … Read More »

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Smell This (a story without words)

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It was a busy Easter this year …. for everyone in our house. Over the last few weeks, Mr. H and I heard pounding and sawing behind our Fairy Door. … Read More »

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I'm just saying...

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My Extraordinary Storybook Life

It has been a rather extra-ordinary year. Here’s the story. Mr. H. and I decided that it was time to down-size and move closer to our family and friends in … Read More »

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Peace, Love and Understanding – One Blog at a Time

My first indication that people outside of my circle of friends and family were interested in my blog was a letter I received from UNESCO some time ago. Who knew? … Read More »

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Happy Birthday, Mom … so what was in “The Purse”?

This is my Mom. Looking perfectly darling in her perfectly darling straw hat….and clutching her bottomless, mysterious, secretive straw purse…. “The Purse” Nearly five years ago, as we prepared to … Read More »

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Don't Judge Me...

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Happy Birthday, Mom … so what was in “The Purse”?

This is my Mom. Looking perfectly darling in her perfectly darling straw hat….and clutching her bottomless, mysterious, secretive straw purse…. “The Purse” Nearly five years ago, as we prepared to … Read More »

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Camp Grandmama and Grampy Campy – Camp #1 – Day #1

Day one of Camp was un-themed. Because we were in transition mode no theme came to mind. I was a gal in search of a theme We started the day … Read More »

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Countdown to Camp #1 – Seven Days and Counting

Remember the Lou Grant show? (for those of you under the age of …. well … younger than me … Lou Grant was a spin-off of the Mary Tyler Moore … Read More »

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Memories and Traditions

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My Extraordinary Storybook Life

It has been a rather extra-ordinary year. Here’s the story. Mr. H. and I decided that it was time to down-size and move closer to our family and friends in … Read More »

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Little Bunny Face….

Whenever my Dad gave my Mom a card, he would sign it with the sweetest little bunny face. Every card, every letter…for all of their married life, he would sign … Read More »

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Happy New Year

I know I posted these wishes last year, but … I am once again on the way to the sun from a place covered in snow, I love mash-ups and … Read More »

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New Traditions

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My Extraordinary Storybook Life

It has been a rather extra-ordinary year. Here’s the story. Mr. H. and I decided that it was time to down-size and move closer to our family and friends in … Read More »

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Happy New Year

I know I posted these wishes last year, but … I am once again on the way to the sun from a place covered in snow, I love mash-ups and … Read More »

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Treats for the Elves

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Sainsbury’s (a large grocery chain in the UK). They asked if they could include my Leprechaun donut box idea from last year … Read More »

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Old Memories

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My Extraordinary Storybook Life

It has been a rather extra-ordinary year. Here’s the story. Mr. H. and I decided that it was time to down-size and move closer to our family and friends in … Read More »

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Little Bunny Face….

Whenever my Dad gave my Mom a card, he would sign it with the sweetest little bunny face. Every card, every letter…for all of their married life, he would sign … Read More »

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Happy New Year

I know I posted these wishes last year, but … I am once again on the way to the sun from a place covered in snow, I love mash-ups and … Read More »

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My Life as a Musical

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Happy Birthday, Mom … so what was in “The Purse”?

This is my Mom. Looking perfectly darling in her perfectly darling straw hat….and clutching her bottomless, mysterious, secretive straw purse…. “The Purse” Nearly five years ago, as we prepared to … Read More »

Twelve Drums of Yummies

A small pause.  Take a long breath so you can finish easily… and now for the big finish….     On the twelfth Day of Christmas, my true love gave … Read More »

Eleven Types of Piping

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … Eleven Types of Piping. Decorative Piping is a skill… …that I don’t have. I do have a … Read More »

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Organizing

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My Extraordinary Storybook Life

It has been a rather extra-ordinary year. Here’s the story. Mr. H. and I decided that it was time to down-size and move closer to our family and friends in … Read More »

Countdown to Camp #1 – Eight Days and Counting

In eight days, Mr. H. (otherwise known as Grampy) and I will begin our first in a series of three camps for our grand-kids. R.J., Ben and Charlie came to … Read More »

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Oh, Sheet

We have a lot of family (and a lot of friends). (We’ve grown since this picture was taken, but you get the drift).   We have a lot of beds … Read More »

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Things I love

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Spider plants have always reminded me of macrame. (In the event you did not grow up in the 1970s [the decade that style forgot], macrame is essentially a friendship bracelet for your … Read More »

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Farm Town for the Fairies

Several years ago, I was introduced to Facebook’s Farm Town. “Silly past-time”, I thought. As a joke, I planted some beans and sent someone a goat.  Someone sent me a … Read More »

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Fairy Windchimes

We had a bit of a windstorm the other day, but the Fairies living in the Fairy Cottage were completely unaware. I think they need a wind-chime. Of course, this … Read More »

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My "so called" Gardens

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CD Spider Babies

Spider plants have always reminded me of macrame. (In the event you did not grow up in the 1970s [the decade that style forgot], macrame is essentially a friendship bracelet for your … Read More »

Farm Town with Trees

Farm Town for the Fairies

Several years ago, I was introduced to Facebook’s Farm Town. “Silly past-time”, I thought. As a joke, I planted some beans and sent someone a goat.  Someone sent me a … Read More »

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Fairy Windchimes

We had a bit of a windstorm the other day, but the Fairies living in the Fairy Cottage were completely unaware. I think they need a wind-chime. Of course, this … Read More »

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Things you can't have too many of...

Little Pitchers….

“I want to do it myself”… Well, we decided that the kids could handle pouring their milk on their cereal all by themselves.  (check out the blog for the other … Read More »

Swanky Swigs

When we visited our  Grandma W., we always drank out of aluminum glasses (not really “glass”es, if they aren’t glass are they?)  Well, I guess they were tumblers (you can still get them..just … Read More »

A drawerful of …. cupcakes?

It’s raining today….wait…let me say that again….it’s raining today!   And, I just heard some rolling, booming thunder!!   It’s dreary, soggy, dark ….. and I JUST LOVE IT!!   … Read More »

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