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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Ever Heard of Cafe Press?

So what would your kids say if you asked them what taxes are? My kids know people have to pay taxes, but I don’t know if they understand what happens to the money. Here’s what happened when some little kids were asked: What Does the Government Buy With Tax Money? (The little girl at the […]

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Imagination Forest (My Sister Opened A Toy Store!)

So, you know how there are people who talk about doing things but they never actually do them. I fall into that category most of the time. Not my sister. She is a can (and WILL) do kinda girl.  Case in point: She wanted to open a toy store. So she left her job in […]

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Easter Egg Problem Solved!

Necessity is the motherhood of invention, according to Plato. Easter weekend last year, I couldn’t have agreed more. My younger sister and I were going to do an easter egg hunt in our parent’s yard. All I had to do wash show up with baskets (check!), eggs (check!) and candy (oops!). I checked my wallet […]

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Warpath Mommy

Warpath Mommy

Well, I am on the warpath lately. My current issue – meeting the educational needs of my youngest child. At the beginning of kindergarten, I waited for our (we totally love her) teacher to notice our son’s academic abilities. Didn’t happen. So, I thought, maybe their evaluations don’t include higher-level material because the kids aren’t […]

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Unclaimed Baggage

So, do you know what happens to bags that go missing from airports that never get claimed by their owners? They might end up at a store that sells the contents called Unclaimed Baggage! I heard of this for the first time about a year ago, from a mom friend. And recently, we went to […]

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Chicken & Rice Soup Recipe

I can’t believe it’s still cold outside at the end of March. But it is, so I just made soup. Here’s the recipe. Ingredients 3/4 cup chopped celery (I omitted this) 3/4 cup finely diced onion 1 cup uncooked white rice 2 cubes chicken bouillon 2 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup butter, melted 4 tablespoons […]

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