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Life blows past you and suddenly you’re looking back at the last five months, five years, or five decades wondering what on earth happened to all your time. How much of your precious, irreplaceable time was spent on Facebook or stressing over your latte and politics or reading about how to be a better wife or mother instead of tying heartstrings? Probably too much. What…

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S’mores are fun, but let’s face it. They’re messy! Here’s a simpler version that won’t get quite as many stains on the shirts and goo in the hair. Ingredients: Cookies with a hole in the middle and chocolate on at least one side. From here on out they will be referred to as “striped dainties,” because that’s what we called them when we were small…

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It’s my grandfather’s birthday. He would have been 91 today if he weren’t already in the arms of Jesus. So today we had two lemon meringue pies for breakfast. I can see you’re not following me. Let me jump back a few decades. Grandpa’s birthday is January 29; mine is February 1. I grew up on Grandpa’s farm. He was the father I always wanted,…

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This post contains affiliate links and goals. Thought you ought to know. I don’t like New Year’s resolutions, because, for example, let’s say you resolve to fit into that size smaller jeans and find out two weeks later that you’re pregnant–celebratory fail! Let’s say it’s super important to you to quit watching television, but then your grandfather invites you to spend every Saturday, Sunday, Monday…

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Let’s cut right to the chase. Illiteracy is a huge issue throughout the world. “Summer brain drain” is also a problem–a first world problem, but a problem nonetheless. Here’s a solution to both: We Give Books is an organization that puts books in the hands of children who otherwise wouldn’t have access to them. Right there they’ve won me over. Throw in cookies and I’m…

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Who doesn’t love bowling?! Well, I don’t. I mean I like it. It’s fun and all. But love it? Not really. But if you love or even just like bowling, here’s a great offer for you while the kids are home from school for the summer. It’s fun and it’s free. It’s called Kids Bowl Free. Here’s the deal: Sign up at the official Kids…

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Today I welcome four charming guests sharing their 10-step picture tutorial on How to Mail a Hug. This idea originated at Tons of Fun. Her adorable version of a long-distance hug uses paint and ribbon, neither of which we have in our travel trailer. Therefore, we embraced creativity and frugality to create our own versions using what we had on hand. We spent no money…

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