keepsake premiere

Today was Hallmark’s Keepsake ornament premiere. Star Trek’s storyteller series is expanding. Today was Mirror Mirror Mr. Spock: He joins the three released last year, all from the Mirror, Mirror episode of the original series. The Ensign Chekov storyteller will debut in October… Presumably, Dr. McCoy and Montgomery Scott storytellers will complete the set in […]

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thrifty christmas in july

I’ve been avoiding thrift stores as much as everything else through the pandemic, having gone only a handful of times in the past year and a half. Today, I cleared out some boxes from our front room and carted them off to Goodwill. And if I’m already there… I might miss a rare Wexford find. […]

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a love letter to home…

Last Christmas, my sister got our parents each a digital photo frame. They have their own email addresses, so everyone in the family can send images of their lives direct to our folks. Today, I roamed the garden, shooting in 4:3 just to flood mom’s frame with our garden. Here’s the content:

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today’s small bounty

It’s time to pull the potatoes. From a coworker: “After they bloom and lay down.” I have two 2×4 foot elevated beds that I’ve begun alternating with onions and potatoes. This year, I went with blue fingerling potatoes and red and white onions… Today, I pulled about half of the potatoes, and I thinned out […]

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rainy day x seven

Today is our seventh day of rain. We are expected three more. There isn’t a whole lot happening regarding working in the garden, but the garden itself is loving it. This year is the most springiest spring I have witnessed in Kansas City. The garden is also loving that.

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who knew…?

I was this week old when I learned that potato plants flower… These are blue fingerling potato plants. Last year was the first time I grew potatoes, but I planted them mid-summer for fall harvest. They struggled in the heat and never got big enough to flower. The deadly nightshade is gorgeous!

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a say something cake day

Today, I came home from work to this: My husband and I have been seeking out gluten free mixes for various baked goodies. The first successful cake was here. It was a King Arthur gluten free chocolate cake mix, and it was delicious. So was the scratch-made cream cheese icing. This one is Pillbury’s gluten […]

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