17 Things I’ve Learned in 17 Years

1.  People change.  Always.  Kevin and I are not the same twitterpated teens we were ...

The Lights of Broadway

Since we are quickly becoming a “theatre family”, it made sense for us to spend as much time as we could on Broadway during our recent trip to New York City.  We had the opportunity to choose from several outings one day, and we chose to do the Broadway tour.  We also had leisure time […]

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Book Review: The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting

The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting: An Easy, Organic Way to Deter Pests, Prevent Disease, Improve Flavor, and Increase Yields in Your Vegetable Garden by Josie Jeffery With its unique split-page mix-and match system, The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting is a colorful visual gardening guide to which vegetables, fruits, and herbs grow […]

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Top Ten Books I Really Want To Read But Don’t Own Yet

Today I’m linking up with The Broke and the Bookish for the Top Ten Tuesday post.  Today’s topic is books I want to read but don’t own yet.  Several of these I probably won’t read for a while, because I’m making an effort to finish all the books I’ve purchased (both hard copy and e-books) […]

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Monday Musings

What, what?!?  Yes, I know, it’s been a while.  So. Much. Has. Happened.  I cannot even begin. Today it’s back to school for the girls!  They are starting 4th, 5th and 8th grades, respectively. Little bit is the “big kid on campus” at her elementary school and is on the “Safety Patrol” this year, which […]

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In Search of the Perfect Dress

My awesome husband earned us a free trip to New York City that he wasn’t even trying to earn.  His company just awarded him with it because, as I mentioned, he is awesome and it shows in the job he does.  So, we get the itinerary (so exciting!) and there are “clothing suggestions” for the […]

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Book Review:  The Scorpio Races

Book Review: The Scorpio Races

The Scorpio Races  by Maggie Stiefvater It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line. Some riders live. Others die. At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of […]

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Book Review:  Jam Today Too

Book Review: Jam Today Too

 Jam Today Too by Tod Davies Warm, conversational, and exquisitely practical, Davies returns to the Jam Today series to share new recipes from her home kitchen—and stories about her experiences cooking for herself and her friends, family, and pets—during the best and worst of times. Whether she’s describing how she set up her kitchen in […]

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Top Ten Favorite TV Shows

Today on the Broke and Bookish Top Ten list, we’re branching into other types of stories.  So, here are my top ten favorite TV shows.  In random order. Lie to Me. IMDB summary:  Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He’s employed by various public authorities […]

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Signs You Might be the Parent of a Theatre Kid

You might be a parent to a theatre kid if… 1.  You are constantly tripping over jazz shoes in the house, but none of your girls have taken a dance class in the past 5 years. 2.  Your children know the word “thespian” is not a reference to sexuality. 3.  Children breaking into song as […]

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Cookbook Review: The Homesick Texan’s Family Table

The Homesick Texan’s Family Table by Lisa Fain From beloved food blogger Lisa Fain, aka the Homesick Texan, comes this follow-up to her wildly popular debut cookbook, featuring more than 125 recipes for wonderfully comforting, ingredient-driven Lone Star classics that the whole family will love. There are few things finer than a delicious, homemade meal […]

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