1 Sister, 2 Weeks, & a $3 (or less) Sale!

My sister is visiting for just a few more days - she's come with her wee troupe from Europe for 2 weeks. After not seeing each other in more than 4 years(!!!!), we've been absorbing as much as we can of each other, knowing it may be a couple years before we see each other again. I don't know if it's because I miss her fiercely when she's gone (I thank God for FaceTime/Facebook Video/Skype!), but my books almost always seem to have sisters, or sister-ish friendships in them - have you noticed? There's just something about sisters, about the relationships...

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Summer Sun… Some Are Just Plum Crazy!

Some are plum crazy - Becky Doughty

Plum crazy...that's us! It's stone fruit season in our neck of the woods, and we are just plum crazy about our home grown plums...sun-warmed right off the branch, or chilled from the fridge. What we can't eat fresh, we turn into plum syrup, plum jam, and plum preserves. We also have nectarines, apricots, and peaches this time of year, and we're anxiously awaiting fall when we get to pick pomegranates and apples, followed by oranges, tangerines, lemons and lime come winter. Funny story... Our Captain Jones likes plums, too. I mean, he really likes them and will suck them down in...

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Thursday Things: One of My Favorite Things Amazon is Doing…

I have these great kids. Yeah, there are some days I wonder what God was thinking when He pegged me for motherhood (not because of them, truth be told, but because of my ofttimes dubious mothering skillZ). But He did, nonetheless, and He gave me good ones, to boot (and I have booted each of them a time or two. With a lovin' boot, of course.). Dang it. Now I have The Wishin' Boot stuck in my head.... (more…)

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Thursday Things: 3 Things I’m Thankful For

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It's Thursday. Well, it was when I started writing this, anyway. So even though it's after midnight and you won't be getting this until Friday (Christmas Eve Eve, for those of us who are - I mean, aren't - panicking!), in my book, it still counts as a Thursday post! Here are 3 things I'm thankful for this fine Thursday... (more…)

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