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Book Signing at Smart Toys & Books

Chello Friends. Happy Summer! Wanted to let you know I will be at Smart Toys & Books this Saturday signing books. If you are nearby and have a few minutes, please stop by and say hi. Smart Toys & Books 9700 Kingston Pike Knoxville, Tennessee Book Signing: Saturday, August 2nd 11-1 The store owner, Lynda, […]

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How to Clean Your Dishwasher, Washing Machine and Ice Maker (And Why You Should)

How to Clean Your Dishwasher, Washing Machine and Ice Maker (And Why You Should)

Cleaning our appliances sounds like something I should totally do.  I mean, I don’t want our stuff to be dirty. But I have 8 million things to do, so this one totally falls off the list. Especially because I didn’t know how to do it anyway. I’ve been learning a lot lately about mold. Apparently […]

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Great Conversations With Kids: The Snackeez

Charlie (7): “Mom, I would like a snacky.”  Me: “Sure. How about some celery and peanut butter?”  Charlie: “No, I want a snackeez. Do you know what “a snackeez” is? It’s this thing with a lid and you can carry a drink AND a snack in it at the same time!!!”  Me: Realizing he’s been […]

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And God Bless…Summer Camp!

And God Bless…Summer Camp!

For some moms (ahem, me) summer with kids can produce unusual mothering outcomes. The last two months have been nutty. My husband travels so I’ve been exposed to a few EXTRA helpings of quality time with my beloved children (and not enough cookies) so I am starting to feel the effects. In fact, both kids […]

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Protected: Little Kids: Little Problems

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Something For the Pool Bag…

Ooooh, do I have a new favorite product. The lady who shampoos my hair at the salon told me about this awesome hair brush, and I’m so glad I bought it. It’s called The Wet Brush. What is The Wet Brush? It looks like a regular hair brush but the bristles are kinda wimpy so […]

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Mother’s Day and Teacher Gift Ideas (And a Book Signing)

There’s a store here in town called Knoxville Soap & Candle. They sell fun and unique things.  In fact, I stopped by there today and found something for Mother’s Day for my mother-in-law. I ended up seeing her right after I bought it. That was unplanned, but since I was all excited about it, I […]

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The Best Kind of Love

When we first moved back to Tennessee, I borrowed my Dad’s camera and took a photography class at UT. The first night we had class, the assistant teacher who was sitting in the back of the room cracked a joke and laughed.  I jolted in my seat, I know THAT laugh! It was Mr. Pinckard, […]

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What Have I Been Working On? These Giant Green Wooden Lockers!

We had that room in our house that we never got around to decorating; It was supposed to be a formal living room. We put a computer in there and it became a catch all space. We (okay I) decided it should be a game room. What I wanted: Four chairs, an ottoman and some […]

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2014 Easter Egg Hunt at RiverView Family Farm

A dear friend of mine has a 200-year-old farm on the lake in West Knoxville called RiverView Family Farm. Each year her family hosts a hopp’n Easter Egg Hunt. If you happen to be in the Knoxville area and looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend, I HIGHLY recommend this event […]

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