Category Archives: Useful Stuff

Cheap Glue






The mac & cheese taste-off was a great success, with a total of seven entries, including two extremely creative ones: pepperoni pizza topped with macaroni, and my brother’s “visionary” contribution–Oreo Cookies sprinkled with carefully placed noodles… The pizza was a … Continue reading

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Knob, Where Art Thou?






“It is sometimes difficult to discern the difference between things, stuff, and garbage.”– Apron Girl   After thirty-eight years of marriage, my husband and I continue to disagree as to what constitutes “garbage.” From my perspective, he keeps nearly everything; … Continue reading

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Sunflowers






    “I am working with the enthusiasm of a man from Marseilles eating bouillabaisse, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to you because I am busy painting huge sunflowers.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

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Black Beans & Roses Finale






  Anna’s dried bridal bouquet… and one-month anniversary.      

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Black Beans & Roses






As Anna prepared to depart for her honeymoon, she voiced a request in a manner moms know all too well… With a lilt in her voice, and a broad smile that revealed her delightful dimples, she cheerfully asked “Can you … Continue reading

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Takeout Boxes






Brides in the mid 70’s had basically two options for wedding favors: Jordon Almonds, candy coated almonds in a variety of “baby pastel” colors–or groom’s cake, a fruitcake concoction I barely recall. The world of wedding favors today is limited … Continue reading

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Black-Belt Anime






Cute, cute, cute… the best way to describe the precious gift Anna and Will received from her friend Lexy. Celebrating their Taekwon Do journey with a touch of whimsy, Lexy created two black-belt anime characters that eventually made their way … Continue reading

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“Mother of the Bride” Dress Safari






For me, the most painful part of the wedding process when a grown son or daughter marries has to be the selection of the “Mother of the Bride” dress. I am fully aware guests’ eyes are focused on the bride, … Continue reading

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Useful Stuff, Soon to Be Here






Thank you for your patience, for as you can see there are no posts here yet. That will soon change as I look forward to this category.  

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