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Carol Wilkerson
Washington State
Certified Graphoanalyst; Family Genealogist; Fibromyalgia survivor.
Interests: reading, blogging, genealogy, writing, sci-fi movies are a favorite, as well as mysteries and a good Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple book; also, handwriting analysis and world history.
Recent Activity
No, I didn't bake it from scratch, but I love the pies (and pot pies) made by Marie Callender brand. Today's pie is razzelberry because I know my grandpa Will Yates would have loved it. Grandma Yates (Josie) always used... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Pentimento
I Wish They'd Had This Personal Shelter Years Ago I saw this product on Facebook today and I was immediately taken with how perfect it would be for so many people. In fact, I loved it so much I became... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at Pentimento
My Earrings Are No Longer Out Of Sorts For years, I've been traveling with my stud earrings in zip lock bags or some other kind of container that left them loose and just shifting around making it hard to find... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Pentimento
I've started a new board on my Pinterest personal account named Whimsy. The whole concept of whimsy appeals to my sense of humor and makes me happy in so many ways. If nothing else, the images make me smile. This... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Pentimento
You Can Bank On It, I'm Hopeless When It Comes To The Checkbook I'm able to do a lot of things on my computers, but I am just hopeless when it comes to using a rich program like Quicken. Yes,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Pentimento
It was soon after PayPal changed their BillMeLater credit service to Paypal Credit, I began receiving letters (and perhaps phone calls that I ignore)from Enhanced Recovery Company LLC saying that I had a $100+ balance that they needed me to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Pentimento
Red Maple Tree Update Truthfully, I can't remember right off hand when we bought the red maple, but it was in the fall when trees were on sale. It took a few years for it to get established and really... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Pentimento
We're Really Cooking With Gas Now. OK, Microwave When we lived in Florida they had just come out with the latest Rubbermaid covered soup mugs and bowls. At the time, I thought they were better than sliced bread. I still... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Pentimento
How Does Your Garden Grow In 2014? Most of our garden this year is going quite well. The kohlrabi seems rather slow though, and I suspect we won't get many of them at this rate. Jim took on the immense... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Pentimento
DOTS, DOTS, DOTS I confess, I love polka dots. Especially the black and white ones. Apologies for not staging this tableau more artfully. Aren't these so cute though? Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Pentimento
Welcome to our series on common blogging mistakes, and how to avoid them. Every other week, we'll debut a new post designed to help you avoid mistakes that are common to both new and veteran bloggers, full of tips and... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 12, 2014 at Pentimento
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Jun 12, 2014
What Can I Use Instead? Have you ever been puzzled when it comes to ingredient substitutions? I bet every cook has at one time or another. Today, I'm sharing a very handy graphic to keep and use in a jiffy.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2014 at Pentimento
There Was A Footbath In Our Floorboard We've had our 2004 Impala since 2006 and in that period of time we had two instances of the passenger side front floorboard filling with water. It was a mystery until we started... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Pentimento
We planted several parsley plants last year and wintered them over in an old recycle bin on our east facing covered front porch. I harvested a good amount of it today and after giving it a little rinse to get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at Pentimento
Which Foods Are GMO Free? I don't know about you, but it's extremely confusing to keep track of which foods contain GMO's. Today, I received an email from the Center For Food Safety organization with five methods to always have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2014 at Pentimento
In September of 1976 we were introduced to the Duchess of Duke Street as a weekly series on our local PBS station. I enjoyed each and every episode in season one (I think there are 18 of them), as well... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Pentimento
One of my favorite winter meals is so savory and tasty, and best of all, easy to fix in less than half an hour. Depending on the amount of time you have, you can either oven bake the chicken or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Pentimento
2014 - The Year of Getting Organized I can't say this idea was an original thought by me, but rather my friend Sheryl, but no matter what, I love having this new little tote/purse insert sitting on the table by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Pentimento
It's almost impossible to keep ahead of the scams these days. This morning I heard of the lastest one that involves a call to your cell phone that can cost you money. It's called the "One Ring" scam and the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Pentimento
Baby, it's cold outside!! Like 21 degrees cold.I don't know if you can see it, but just to the left of the red "blossom" on the left side of the feeder is a very puffed up hummingbird who was just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2013 at Pentimento
Have you noticed? History only cites the accomplishments of men, and barely touches the equally valuable contributions of women. This hit home for me today when I watched an episode of Moon Machines and they got to the part where... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Pentimento
My husband Jim made this mason been house this summer and it's really going to help more of the larvae survive because of the wire mesh around the outside. It will make it harder for the birds like flickers, other... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Pentimento
Originally posted on Facebook by Carol Wilkerson Here's a heads up for those of you who are Puget Sound Energy customers. PSE has a new billing system they are implementing in parts of WA (not sure of all locations PSE... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Pentimento
Sky High Entertainment Prices You Can Control How high is your cable bill? Ours is around $165 a month. That seems outrageous to me. How much entertainment do we really need? How much do we really have time to watch.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Pentimento