A while ago, weeks ago, nearly a month ago…..embarrassingly long ago….Christine from More to Me gave me a shout on her blog by giving me….Strawberry CAKE a Sunshine Award! I couldn’t believe it! I love sunshine, I love gerbera daisys! I love that someone actually reads my blog and would think I am sunshine worthy. […]

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Two days ago we returned from family camp, we look forward to this week all summer, but when it’s done it marks the end of another summer. We get back and it’s time to get in “back to school” mode. I strongly dislike back to school mode. I dislike it because I am reminded of […]

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ARTsy fartsy

The library in our town has a Kids Craft Fair every summer. Kids can come and set up a table/booth free and sell any crafts or pieces of art they have created. This summer three of my kiddos decided they wanted to participate. So as soon as school got out they started creating. They were […]

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farmers market giveaway WINNER!

Here are the first tomatoes that I picked from my plants before we left to go camping at Portage Lake Bible Camp last week. Now we are back and I have a few more maters ready to pick, and some very dead flowers in my window boxes. I did PICK THE WINNER of my GIVEAWAY….well […]

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farmers market GIVEAWAY!

Because I picked my first tomatoes off my plants in my back yard last week. Because it’s the third week of August and the crops are at their peak. Because I want you to GET OUT THERE and visit your local farmers market. Because I just happened to be putzing around in the Model Drugstore […]

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family CAMP

Our family is preparing to pack up and take off to Portage Lake Bible Camp tomorrow. This will be our 7th year of family camping. We wouldn’t miss it for the world. It is one of the most peaceful, relaxing places on earth…I like to say it’s like a little piece of heaven on earth. […]

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I think I have shared with you that I totally spoil my kids on their birthdays…when it comes to food that is. A few days ago my oldest daughter turned in her menu. Here it is: Breakfast: home made doughnuts Lunch: YesterDog (local dive that has crazy good chili dogs) Dinner: Penne Alla Betsy (Pioneer […]

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LEMONy blueBERRY muffins

I bet you didn’t know that one of my best friends name is Cris….Cris Co. For real. I don’t know what I would do with out her. My life would be at a stand still, I would be barely existing if not for good ol’ Cris. From the time I was a very little scarffer…I […]

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Last week when we were out at “the Lake” I took a bike ride with Kenny and my younger two kiddos. I need to tell you now that somewhere between now and 1990 my buttOX has grown two sizes but has lost it’s padding. How is this possible. That blasted bike seat kills my butt. […]

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gramma’s CHERRY pie

I found this picture on google images…..I love it! Reminds me of my daughters, sitting together chompin down cherries at the kitchen counter. I have to admit…cherries are not my favorite of all the Michigan fruits. I have grown to love them. And I hate to admit it, but as a kids I would not […]

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