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Cottage of my dreams

We had been searching much longer that I had planned.  When we moved to Virginia, we had planned to be in our apartment for no more than a year, yet here we were, one year and seven months later, seemingly no closer to owning a home in our new city.  I kept telling myself that …

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Ten Things I Love About Living in the South

It’s hot right now. And humid! And just, well, icky outside. Makes me miss my northern California days, where we had to wear a sweater sometimes on summer nights. So, I’ll try to focus on the positive… here are ten things I love about living in the South 1. Fireflies (thanks, hodgepodgemom, for reminding me!) …

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Rainy Day…cookies and an old movie

It’s a drab, rainy day.  This kind of weather can drag me down, until I remember it’s a great day to bake cookies and pop in an old, black and white movie! I love black and white movies! Why? Well, here are some reasons: Great acting! Think of those long scenes with pages and pages …

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Top Ten Favorite Simple Pleasures

My favorite things to do when I have a little “me” time…these can be done on any budget!  Please add yours in the comments section…I’d love to hear from you!   1.  Sitting by a warm fire on a cold evening 2.  A hot bubble bath 3.  A good book (and time to read it!) …

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