Family Threads

February 23, 2015
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This piece was original published by the Forget Me Not Family Society in the Winter 2015 edition of the Adoption Circles newsletter. My husband gave me an antique stove for Christmas. It now sits in my office and every time I enter the room I‘m reminded of a time when life was perhaps less complicated, but certainly harsher, than […]

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Weekend Reading – February 19

February 20, 2015
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It has been a busy week but I found a bit if time to play around with some darker images with my photography. It seems that the warm spring-like weather that we’ve been enjoying was a temporary respite. The skies may be cloudy, the valley foggy, the temperature cooler, but I’ve still got garden fever. […]

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Moroccan Preserved Lemons

February 16, 2015
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When I first heard about Moroccan Preserved Lemons I was intrigued. They sounded exotic, a unique ingredient to use in new recipes, and simple to make. I had to try them. It was mid-October when I posted a photo of the mason jar with preserved lemons that I had just assembled on Facebook. The response […]

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Photo Friday – Tulips

February 13, 2015
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I picked up a small bunch of tulips this week and that little $3 bundle provided lots of photographic inspiration. Here’s a sampling of what I’ve been playing around with. Like this:Like Loading…

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February 12, 2015
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This piece was originally published in the 2014 edition of True Words from Real Women, the annual anthology of life writing by the women of the Story Circle Network. It is early morning and the three of us sit side by side: mother, daughter, and granddaughter. We are perched on the edge of my daughter’s new-to-her sofa, […]

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Introduction to Essential Oils and a Giveaway

February 9, 2015

Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for review purposes. The opinions are mine based on my experience with the product. I received no financial compensation for this review. This post contains affiliate links. In December I was contacted by Heather Gibson of My Health Empowered asking if I would be interested in trying doTERRA […]

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