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DIY Hand Lotion

   About 15 years ago, my grandmother gave me a do it yourself recipe for making your own had lotion. Written in her own hand writing, I cherished that recipe card. The diy recipe had been giving to her by a friend who swore by it. I've made  it myself several times and loved it too.   ...

My Handbag: It’s Too Big

I'm admitting a sad fact today. I carry purse that is probably way too big and I think that I really do carry everything but the kitchen sink in it. Then again, maybe I do have the kitchen sink in it, if you count the bottle of Purell and eyeglass cleaner as sink worthy material.I don't dare ...

An Old Relic in the Modern World

One thing about technology is that it keeps getting more modern every time you turn around. For every new gadget, there is a more modern one to take its place before you have time to blink. When I was a child, if you wanted to call someone, you used a landline phone. Then as a young adult, ...

Flowers in Bloom

It's now May. Spring is here and flowers are blooming. I am so thrilled!After such a long winter and now a wet spring, I find myself sad from watching all the flooding that is going on. So I try to take some comfort in going for walks with Jake and Buddy. This is s the time of year when I ...

Spring is Near

Spring is almost here. The grass in places is a little greener, and robins are everywhere! At any moment, I expect to see my tulips to start coming up.After such a long winter, I am totally excited to see spring arrive. The days are starting to get longer now, and the temps outside are ...

Good Luck Charms

Do you have a good luck charm? I barely remember having a "rabbits foot" as a kid. I don't remember having any bad luck while I had it. Of course, I don't think I had any good luck either. It must not have been a very good rabbits foot, since I don't recall having it very long.There seemed to ...

Paw Prints in the Mud

The weather here in north central Missouri has warmed up this past weekend. It has gotten to the point that most of our January snow has disappeared. Yeah! The downfall is such that the ground is now one big, soggy mess. There is not a dry spot to be found.My dogs don't care. They are way too ...

Farm Dogs

I grew up in a small rural town, and I've lived in that same small town my whole life. With grandparents that farmed, there's are things that I notice -- or at least try to notice every time I pass a farm.For instance, there seems to be a dog on every farm. Ok, maybe not every farm, but most ...

Cards

Modern technology isn't so bad. I've grown accustomed to using email over the years. In fact, email is part of my daily life now. I sometimes wonder what took me so long in deciding to get my email account up and running to begin with.However, there's one thing that my modern email account ...

Chasing Snowflakes

Winter is here again. It's my least favorite time of year. Mainly it's because it's cold outside. I have never liked cold weather. Needles to say, you won't have to worry about me taking a trip to the North Pole anytime soon.Both my terriers don't care much for the cold weather either. The ...

A Day of Thanks

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. It's a day to give thanks, a time to remember what you are grateful for and to be with family. As I write this, the Thanksgiving as I knew it is no longer what it used to be for me. Yes, I'm so very grateful for our service members that service members ...

A Love for Books

I must admit something. I love books. It's a love that has me in a literal bind.I have found myself to be a person with too many books. Why? Well, I've yet to get one that I can part with once I'm done reading it.Unless, of course, if it's a library book. Then I have to take it back or else ...

Sewing

Walking through the local library today, I couldn't help but to notice sewing magazines on the magazine rack. That took me back down memory lane. More precisely to grades six through eight when every girl had to take home economics classes.Home economics class was pretty much one of the most ...

Scents of the Season

Different smells remind me of different holidays. It really does.Since August, my nose has been bombarded with the scent of pumpkin spice every where I go. Lattes, coffee creamer, tea, candles, body sprays, etc., the list goes on.My nose has been bombarded with the scent of Fall, Halloween and ...

Unexpected Find

Just this past weekend, I went to the last tractor show of the season that I exhibited my Massey Ferguson tractor at. As with every tractor show that I go to, I enjoy going through the flea market vendors. I never really know what I'll find.This year was no exception. The second day of the ...

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