Three, Three, Three..TOP Three!

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Going around on social media is the listing of your top 3 things, on a variety of subjects. I decided to play along. Mine are below. Wow is it hard to narrow done to only 3 things!!!

FAVORITE THREE  BINGE TV SHOWS
Call the Midwife
When Calls the Heart
Downton Abbey (when it was on TV)

FAVORITE MOVIES (only 3! That’s hard)
The Help
The Lord of the Rings
Captain Phillips

FAVORITE TRIPS
Disney World
Disney World
Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg/Smokey Mountains
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FAVORITE BOOKS (I’ve read hundreds, can hardly narrow it down!)
Suitcases
Little House Series
Papa’s Wife

FAVORITE CITIES IN THE US THAT I HAVE VISITED
Chicago
Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg
Frankenmuth

FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT
Olive Garden
Red Lobster
Logan’s

FAVORITE HOLIDAYS
Christmas
Coast Guard (local!)
July 4th

FAVORITE SUBJECTS  I HAD  IN HIGH SCHOOL/COLLEGE
Business Courses
Psychology
Great Books

FAVORITE BLOGS I FOLLOW
Thistlewood Farms
Pioneer Woman
The Shabby Creek Cottage

FAVORITE THINGS TO EAT
Ribs
Chicken
Potatoes

FAVORITE PLACES TO SHOP
Kohl’s
Kirkland’s
Target

THREE THINGS I ALWAYS HAVE IN MY PURSE
Phone
Wallet
Lipstick

THREE FAVORITE MORNING BREAKFASTS
Egg/Toast/Coffee (This. Every Saturday morning breakfast out!) sometimes we split a pancake with the eggs 🙂
Bagel/Coffee
Toast/Coffee

FAVORITE DRINKS
Coffee
Iced Tea
Hot Cocoa

TOP THREE FAVORITE GAMES TO PLAY
Ticket to Ride
Spite and Malice
Euchre

FAVORITE THINGS TO DO
Go for walks
Go to Panera in the mornings
Walking the Pier

PLACES I STILL WANT TO VISIT
Washington D.C.
East Coast
Branson, MO

FAVORITE THINGS TO PUT ON WHEN I GET HOME
my sweat pants
Slippers
Thick socks (in the winter)

FAVORITE THING TO EAT FOR SUPPER
Pasta
Chicken
Pizza

FAVORITE DESSERTS
Pie (any kind!)
Ice Cream
Chocolate

BEST ONLINE SHOPPING
Amazon
Wayfair
Overstock

FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
Romans
Corinthians
John

FAVORITE TV SHOWS OF ALL TIME
King of Queens
Home Improvement
The Walton’s

FAVORITE FAMILY TRADITIONS
Christmas Eve (Christmas Eve service, eating together, and day of games!
Christmas Morning (traditional big breakfast, stockings and gifts)
Attending Coast Guard Festival

FAVORITE THINGS TO TRAVEL WITH
cooler of snacks and water
Power converter for all kinds of things
GPS to follow the route – live

FAVORITE HOBBIES
Collecting/trying new recipes
DIY in our home
Reading

TOP THREE THINGS TO DO ON A DISNEY VACATION
Rides, Rides, Rides
Eating at Yak and Yeti & Liberty Tree Tavern
Just being at the resort

FAVORITE BIBLE VERSES
Roman’s 8:28
Jeremiah 29:11
Philippians 4:13

FAVORITE WAYS TO MAKE TIME FOR MYSELF
Reading a book
Going for a walk
Netflix

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This and That

After a long hiatus from posting…I’m back.

This spring brought a desperately needed, heart mending and a soul refresher time. Summer is bringing a continuing of heart healing and of growth.

So I’m back to the blog with a bounce in my step.  Also since I’m in a soul refresher time, I refreshed my blog with a bit of an updated look!!

This spring and summer we have worked much in our yard. Flowers and plants and trees have grown, and the green growth is thick this year from a cool and very wet spring.

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Blooming flower by my fence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loving our deck, the pillow says it all!!

I have found some great buys and that I want to share:

This Spring Bamboo plant is SO life like and I found it at 50% off in the store at Jo-Anne’s. It is beautiful and just the right size at 16 inches. Here is the link if you want to buy it online:  Fresh-Picked Life Like Spring Bamboo plant 
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Next on the list: I need just a little something for the long sofa table behind our sofa. I have two lamps on it, but just needed a little bit more. Found these items at Hobby Lobby…used my gift card!! Love the look of the bird…kind of “rough”  with the look of hand carved from wood. And then these two stones, which reflect the “season” we walked through.. All on sale!

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In the mist of all of this, we are enjoying our time with our grand kids…missing our oldest, but she will be arriving later this summer for a visit. We have been busy with many activities and summer projects

  • updating our landscaping
  • delivery of a load of mulch
  • planting flowers
  • a “dreaded’ garage sale, only one day but worth it.
  • major garage clean out
  • purchase of a new garage door, will be delivered next week.
  • installing new garage door
  • power washing outside of house
  • downsizing in many rooms – spring cleaning and sorting still continuing!

The to-do list is NOT finished yet!

Next posting will be sharing a recipe or two. Along with photos of the summer.

Two Easy Recipes!

Do you ever have days where it feels like you are cooking the same ol’ things all the time but you want something easy… EASY…but satisfying but yet different than the “regulars”. That’s where I was a few days ago.  SOOO I made a wonderful, satisfying quiche.

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photo courtesy of allrecipes.com  (since I forgot to take photo!)

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2019…What Word do You Claim for this Year?

You may have seen on Facebook, social media or blogs…people are claiming a “word” for the year 2019!  A word that will give you direction…a goal of sorts, a word for growth. I have chosen Joy. But the word itself encompasses more than just a word. To have Joy, to experience it, to claim it really takes more. AND it doesn’t mean “happy”.   To have true

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Twelve Things…

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Twelve Things:

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Flowers, Apps, and Food!

Though it’s almost the middle of August, school will be starting in a few weeks, flowers are still a’blooming! I’m not ready to give up summer!

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In front of my mom’s “Rose of Sharon” flowering bush I brought to our house is a memorial to my mom and dad.

Great Apps or programs I have found, just had to share!

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Flowers a’Bloomin’ and Organization

We have had some hot days, some warm days, and some cool days, but rain in between! My flowers have loved it all and so has my ground cover.

 

 

Great Links:

Organization..wow, found some great ideas!

Free printable grocery list, I love the sections!: Click here

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Free printable Pantry Labels! LOVE! Lots of choices, including”chalkboard” and border-less labels for clear sticky paper: Click here

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Hanging measuring cups and spoons (WHY didn’t I think of that!) Get them out of the drawers and hang them! MINE are now hanging inside my spice cupboard! Found this on Pinterest!

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Can and/or soup stackable can rack for the pantry...wow space saving! I have 2 on order right now! Here is the photo and Amazon link: Click here

Chip Bags! What is worse than a pile of chip/snack bags piled up in the cupboard? Viola’..no more with this handy idea, which by the way I’m going to do in my pantry: Click here

And the last one, not under organization but free printable wall art for the kitchen or dining room. They are 8 x 10’s…I’m going for the one “but first coffee”…perfect! Click here

 

 

 

 

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