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Friday Favorites – Autumn

A few weeks ago my daughter called and said she wanted us to schedule a girls’ day with just the two of us.  We tossed around several ideas, and finally landed on driving the Hood River Fruit Loop, here in Oregon.  If you’re ever in the neighborhood, I highly recommend it as a kick-off to…

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Friday Favorites–Penguins

What do penguins have to do with mid-September?  Well, let me tell you.  My daughter’s birthday is this coming Monday and she asked me to post a Friday Favorites collection for her with a penguin theme in honor of it.  When your 20-something child actually READS your blog and cares what you post, you don’t…

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Friday Favorites–Breakfast

I know it doesn’t make sense on the face of it, but fall puts me in the mood for breakfast.  I do try to eat breakfast every day, but honestly, most days it’s a granola bar.  There’s something about the cooling weather and the traditional fall flavors that lends itself to pancakes, waffles, omelets, crepes,…

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Friday Favorites–Back to School

It’s been a few years now since I had to do any school shopping for my kids but, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m an office supplies addict.  I always have a spiral notebook I’m taking notes in, so I go through a few of them every year and this is the perfect time to restock. …

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Friday Favorites–Crafting on the Road

All those back to school displays that started showing up in stores around the 4th of July finally mean something. In some places school has already begun, but for some the last hurrah of summer is still around the corner.  If you’re one of those people who just can’t stop making stuff, even when you’re…

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Friday Favorites–Coconut

One of my very favorite foods is coconut.  Sweet, savory, beverage, breakfast, entre, dessert, sign me up.  Another favorite is seafood, so in a Gilligan’s Island scenario I’m all set…as soon as I figure out how MaryAnn made all of those pie crusts. Did you know you could make a Mounds-like bar with only three…