Throwback Thursday…Favorite Childhood Books


On special Thursdays throughout the year we look back at some of our favorite childhood memories. This Throwback Thursday, we are discussing some of our favorite childhood books.  If the books we read shape our character, they certainly did twofold when we were young and impressionable. Jennie Looks Back For some reason, the books I read as a child have stayed with me in … [Read more...]

Grateful In November ~ Open Forum

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November associates itself with Turkey, stuffing and cranberries! However, November also has a more common and hidden face as it is also Peanut Butter Lover's Month. Those PB&Js are a traditional wonder, but if you are a lover of peanut butter, you will want to try these chocolate topped peanut butter bacon bars. Pattypie's review gave them 4 out of 5 pies! Pattypie also … [Read more...]

October’s Abundance of Fun ~ Open Forum


The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, The worms play pinochle on your snout. Imperfect Witches welcomes October! Fall has officially arrived and it's the month of costumes, parties and sneaking into the kids' Halloween candy when they are asleep. Will you be dressing up? Please share your costume ideas for you or your children. This year, I will be transforming myself into … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday…After-school Activities

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School should be in full swing for kids across North America and many kids are busy with their after-school activities. Some are in band, cheer or sports among many other activities. Others go home and enjoy some quiet time and get a head start on their homework for the evening. The right photo sure can stir up sweet memories of good times. Lily and Jennie are sharing some of … [Read more...]

Sweet September Days ~ Open Forum

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Sonnet 73 That time of year thou mayst in me behold When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang Upon those boughs which shake against the cold, Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang. In me thou see’st the twilight of such day As after sunset fadeth in the west; Which by and by black night doth take away, Death’s second self, that seals up all in … [Read more...]

Throwback Thursday…Summer Vacation!

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Summer is quickly coming to an end and families everywhere have made great summer memories that never seem to fade away. The right photo sure can stir up sweet memories, memories meant for sharing. We would love to share some of ours with you in this Summer Vacation edition of Throwback Thursday. Jennie Looks Back ~ 1976 We didn't go on a lot of vacations when I was … [Read more...]

August is Family Fun Month ~ Open Forum

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August is Family Fun Month! Better get it in now, because it's almost time for back-to-school. Are you starting to get ready for that yet? This month is the time for Romantic Awareness. If you need some inspiration, be sure to check out Jen's latest book reviews. As an avid reader, no one is more romantically aware than our Jen. Jen recently reviewed; Taste The Heat by … [Read more...]

July Comes In With A Bang ~ Open Forum

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Hope everyone is having a wonderful Summer. The first holiday of July is Kiss a Canadian Day. No, not really. But, feel free as Canada Day takes place on the 1st, ay! Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian readers and friends. America will be celebrating its independence on the 4th! What will you be doing on this glorious holiday? If you plan on grilling before the fireworks, … [Read more...]

The Month of Roses: June’s Open Forum

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Mine is the Month of Roses; Yes, and mine The Month of Marriages! All pleasant sights And scents, the fragrance of the blossoming vine, The foliage of the valleys and the heights. Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights; The mower’s scythe makes music to my ears; I am the mother of all dear delights; I am the fairest daughter of the year. Henry Wadsworth … [Read more...]

Welcome May, A Month For Mothers… May’s Open Forum


By Ann Welcome May, a month for mothers, flowers, and getting outdoors! We’d like to wish all of our readers who are mothers, grandmothers, step-mothers, foster mothers, godmothers, and friends-or-aunts-who-are-just-like-mothers a Happy Mother’s Day on May 12th. We hope you have a relaxing day with just the right balance of family and “me” time. Many of us are lucky … [Read more...]