A Bit of Post World Book Night Syndrome

Have you ever anticipated something for a really long time and then when the thing that you anticipated for so long finally arrives it is a bit of a let down emotionally?  I think I am suffering Post World Book Night Syndrome. The day has come and gone and I am left…….a bit sad.  There, I said it.  My experience was just that---a bit sad.  But a learning experience. I thought that my first foray into the World Book Night adventure would be best suited if I could get someplace who would … [Read more...]

World Book Night 2014 Is Here!

It is April 23rd and that signals two important events.  First of all it is the 29th birthday of my sweet son, Micah! Happy Birthday to an amazing son!  The other event is a world wide event. Back in February I shared the wonderful news that I was one of the chosen ones meaning that I was selected to be a book giver for World Book Night on April 23, 2014.  You can read here how excited I was to be chosen. If you are not aware of what World Book Night is all about it is an amazing opportunity … [Read more...]

Teapot Tuesday

Is anyone out there tired of teapots yet?   I still have not repeated one single teapot in the entire time I have been doing this Tea-riffic Teapot post and I am almost up to 3 years.  :-)  Yes, that is a lot of teapots, my friends.  But what fun it is to share them with you every week. This week is one that features my favorite color--red.   I can not get enough red teapots in my collection.  Tell me what you think of this find in the comments!   Christopher Robin … [Read more...]

KitTea Anyone?

I am going to come clean.  I am a cat lover.  I know it is a shock to all of you, isn't it?  Because I NEVER post pictures of my cats Buddy and Holly.  I found a fabulous concept that I am thinking might become all the rage.  You know there are a lot of places where dogs are welcome.  Many restaurants cater to dog owners and allow their customers to bring their dogs along with them with designated (usually outdoor ) areas where those folks can dine with their doggie companions.  I think it is … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

One of the easiest recipes around and tastes fabulous!  Give it a try! Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 TBSP unsalted butter 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup 1 can chicken broth (14 oz) 1 medium white onion, chopped 1 can flaky refrigerator biscuits --you will use 4 of these Place thawed chicken in crock pot and top with butter. Add cream of chicken soup and diced onions. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8 hours. … [Read more...]


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From Prom Dress to Headboard–Repurposing Art in Clear Lake

It is all the rage these days it seems.  Repurposing old items into something new.  It is what my parents and certainly grandparents called normal.   It was not uncommon for them to recycle items and re-purpose them for another use.  Sometimes it was because of a brilliant idea but more often than not it was as a result of having to make do with something or doing without. I was intrigued when I saw in the local paper, the Globe Gazette, an article featuring an exhibit on display at the Clear … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

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Teapot Tuesday

Happy Birthday to my big sis today!  Seems appropriate to feature a cute little teapot that she got for me.  This one is perfect for a cup or two and comes with a cozy sweater to keep it nice and warm !  All in my favorite color--red!!!  Hopefully we will be putting all of those sweaters away soon.   “She gave in to a hankering for a cup of tea even though she knew that the idea of a cup of tea-sitting still, calmly sipping-was more appealing than actually sitting still and … [Read more...]

You Can Call Me Al or Ray or Whatever You Want

I have many names.  The list is endless.  I don't know quite how it happened.  Some are understandable. Mom Wife Mama Bear Moms Momma Sissy Beth Beth Ann Then there are those that kind of morphed into names that Chris calls me. Billy Jo Bob Beth Ann Llama Mama Bev Bethan There are the names that were work-related and I just got called one recently again by a former co-worker. Deb Ann Ham Ann There is just something about trying to go by the first and … [Read more...]


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