Tag Archives: summer

Living Seasonally

      The first  year or two after my youngest two graduated from High School were really weird. I felt that the seasons and holidays were always sneaking up on me. Folks would be talking about back to school, or Christmas or Memorial Day and I’d be over here thinking, “What? Already?” I was […]

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Summer Gardening – The Second Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    Summer gardening – it’s the second most wonderful time of the year. Dirt under my nails. Blood running down one arm. Sweat in my eye. It’s garden season. The second most wonderful time of the year. New Plants.   Steaming piles of wood mulch to fork into beds.   A new gravel driveway. […]

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Photo Sunday: Blackberries

  Just as the blueberries are finishing up the blackberry bramble in the back corner of the yard is coming into its’ own. I’m feeling a cobbler coming on. Just as soon as we get a few more.   Other places you could have found me on the internet this week. You know, if you […]

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce

  It’s been an extra super crazy couple of weeks here in my little world. I had back to back to back deadlines and preparations for the summer CHA trade show and convention in Las Vegas and now I’m trying to unpack and get back into what passes for a normal routine around here. I […]

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How Long Can You Tread Water?

  This has been one of the wettest summers I remember. So wet that I keep saying I wish I had planted rice rather than tomatoes. It’s not really funny (and I’m sure my Facebook fans are sick of hearing it)  but I wonder some days if my tomatoes aren’t just going to give up […]

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Favorite Summer Recipes

  As you know, we have put ourselves on a tight budget around here and that means that we don’t want to turn the air conditioning on any more than absolutely necessary. I have set a 90° limit. If the temperature outside gets to 90° I will relent and turn the A/C on. Not because […]

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Fabulous Friday: 10 Cool Summer Salads

  I don’t know about you but once it starts getting hot outside I don’t like turning on the oven or even cooking on the stove for that matter. And even though it’s not quite summer on the calendar yet it was 89° here yesterday. THAT is summer to me. So I thought I’d track […]

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Saying Goodbye to Summer with a Silver, Blue Crystal and Shell Beaded Necklace

  To tell you the truth, I’m not a HUGE fan of summer. I’m a child of the cooler months – Spring and Autumn to be more precise. Bugs, sunburn, heat and humidity are not my thing. But when I recently received a box of beading goodness from Blue Moon Beads and saw the beautiful […]

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