Thank You, Farmers! #SpoonSalute and #FranklinCoHarvest Continues!

Disclaimer: The Franklin County Harvest Bloggers Tour was sponsored by the The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce & Franklin County Farm Bureau who provided our lodging, meals and activities. All opinions and thoughts are totally my own. Do you know how many ears of corn grow on a single stalk on average?  That is just one of the things that I learned on my recent Franklin County Harvest Bloggers Tour weekend.  I honestly learned more that weekend than I could have imagined. Not that I am … [Read more...]

From Bridges to Stepping Up To the Plate

It's the first of the month and if you have been hanging around It's Just Life for the past 3 years you know that I get pretty doggone excited when the first day of the month rolls around.  Time to tally up the comments from the month and let you guys know how well you did at commenting!  This past month all of your comments went to help Mitchell County Bridges Mentoring Program (click on their name to take you to their website).  They do all kinds of fabulous things connecting kids with mentors … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things Week—Tuesday Tea Giveaway

It's Tuesday so that means today's giveaway has to be something tea related, right?  Feast your eyes on this beautiful tin of tea---accompanied with a lovely tea ball for steeping! Today's favorite thing giveaway is a lovely tin of tea (Island Green) from the Charleston Tea Plantation. I am also enclosing a tea ball to use to help steep your tea.  You might recall that Chris and I had a nice visit to the tea plantation and I shared my visit here.  It is such an amazing place and the tea----oh … [Read more...]

Comments for a Cause: Bridging the Gap

I am having to scramble a bit to get this post done but I know everyone is looking forward to the first of the month now just like I do every month.  I am a bit distracted this weekend by the festivities of Cory and Sam's wedding but what a wonderful way to be distracted!!!  Best wishes to my son's former roommate and his new wife!!!! This past month has been a wonderful month to highlight a local group that is fundraising for a new facility that will house the local women and children who … [Read more...]

Comments for a Cause —Lending a Helping Hand and a Home

Here it is August 1st already and time for my favorite time of the month!  This past month all of your comments went to support the wonderful ministry and business of our friends George and Gordon Jacobs ---The Davidson Centre for the Professions.   If you missed the post detailing what this is all about just click here to go read more about it.  I am happy to announce that Chris and I will be sending a donation of $240 to The Davidson Centre for the Professions.  Thank you to each of you who … [Read more...]

Comments Keep Rolling In–New Cause!

It's July 1st and if you are new to It's Just Life you may not know about my Comments for a Cause. First of all ---Welcome!!! I have gotten a lot of new followers lately and I am thrilled that you are each here!!!! Each month I select a charity or "cause" to highlight.  During the month for every comment made on any post on my blog (does not even have to be on a post written during that month!) my husband and I will donate 50 cents to that specific charity.  I first started this in April 2011 … [Read more...]

From World Race to Local—-Comments for a Cause is Everywhere!

You know what day it is!!!   I usually don't do a post on Sunday (my day of rest, ya'll) but today is different because it is the 1st!!!!  Comments for a Cause!!!!   I can hardly believe that I started this fabulous feature on my blog way back in April 2011.  From the very beginning you guys have been with me and supported my blog by commenting.  Thank you! This past month we featured the lovely and talented Leslie Oxford and her upcoming World Race mission trip.  11countries in 11 months!   … [Read more...]

Comments for a Cause: Racing with Leslie

It's the first of the month and around here at It's Just Life that means that it is time to count the comments!  This past month I chose a local group in Mason City called My Happy Place that creates wonderful rooms for kids who have endured or are enduring some crisis in their lives.  It is a wonderful way to show these kids that people care and that they can have their own special place.  I can not say enough about this organization and the dreams that they are helping to come true.  We made a … [Read more...]

No Fooling! It’s All About the Kids!

April 1st is here and even though it is a day for practical jokes and tom foolery that won't be what you find on It's Just Life because it is Comments for a Cause day!!!  I know I say this every single month but it really is my favorite day of the month because I get to share with you how much we raised for Comments for a Cause AND reveal what our next cause will be.  March was a great month to feature Make a Wish-North Iowa as the featured charity. You can read the original post by clicking … [Read more...]

6 Years Later–A Giveaway

When I started this blog 6 years ago today I had no idea what joy it would bring.  I started out on Blogger with a blog called Beth Ann's Musings and in 3 years time I migrated my blog to WordPress and renamed it It's Just LIfe--Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary.  I have never looked back. Over the 6 years we have been on a bit of an adventure.   I have posted 1866 posts and have recorded 22,824 comments on my blog posts over that time (that includes my own comments/responses).  I … [Read more...]

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