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Julie McDonnell
somewhere down the road...
Interests: photography, scrapbooking, chocolate!, giggling
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…and he made a triumphant entry into Jerusalem with crowds of people and palms were laid down in his path as the people shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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Fried chicken! For the love of awesome! Fried chicken is probably the easiest dish for me to make that everyone in the house will eat! Seriously, we have a house of picky eaters (just the two boys, really) so it... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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today is: one year post-BMT transplant for Leukemia diagnosis in December. today i am: FEELING a little less anxiety over my health. HOLDING onto faith and prayers that God still has work for me to complete in this earthly home.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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Go, Me! So this is me when I started working on 2010's Project Life book...a couple months post-transplant, late, late Spring. My mother-in-law picked up a new Project Life kit for me from HSN and a few other creative goodies... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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My Mom and maternal Grandmother taught me to cook and bake (among other homemaker skills). A lot of the cooking skills that have been handed down are just that ... handed down. They don't necessarily come from cookbooks, rather jotted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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Yes, it's a keyboard. I assume that is what you are saying to yourself. Why would I post a picture of a keyboard? When I see a keyboard or hear someone mention typing, the first thing that I hear in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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WONDERING...if the white stuff is going to come down one more time or if Spring is finally on it's way since the birds are chirping in the mornings and there are slight signs of green poking up through the dead... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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One of the ladies I worked with brought this yummy dish in for a party. I'm not a huge bean eater, but I fell in love with this recipe, as did my daughter who was in pre-school at the time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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Getting ready to hold my personal Bible study of the Book of Revelation. It’s a book I have never read in any great detail…maybe a verse or few here and there, yet I have never really dug into even a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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This time, 20 years ago, I was thick into the wedding planning details! Our 20th Wedding Anniversary occurs this October, on the first of the month, which, coincidentally (?...I think not), happens to be the anniversary of opening day at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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I am certainly not trained or schooled to be a preacher but I don’t think that interferes with sharing the Word. I am simply a girl who has always been rooted deeply in her faith. No, I haven’t always gone... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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One of the things I struggle with most in the world of creating is maintaining an organization of products and supplies. I am pretty bad about completing an actual project and putting supplies away. I’m also a visual person so... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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What we know: I am a lover of all things Disney. I love quotes of many varieties. I believe in magic and art and fairies. I appreciate a good story and tend to get lost in the characters. I enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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Fighting the fatigue urge to do nothing and ignoring the "photo a day/week spread" approach to Project Life, I have actually found myself getting back into the craft of paper creating. Creating cards, stamping images, using watercolor pencils and making... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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It's a snowy Valentine's Day. My three little (or not so little) loves are home with me today and the biggest one headed out to work after clearing the driveway. Clearly, my brain is getting less chemofied because I'm taking... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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My love of books and reading goes way back. I have previously professed my love for the first book I remember reading as well as my fond memories of library day in elementary school and the fondness I have for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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AROUND HERE…we are awaiting another winter blast. Predicted snowfall starting tonight up to a foot (depending on which weather model you like). Today is likely my kids’ Friday and I it is quickly unlikely that I will get to my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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{wii bowling gansta girl with my 15 year old son...just looking cool!} Since February is a short month, we’re close to a month away from my new birthday. March 26. Yep, that’s right…don’t be jealous. You really wouldn’t want two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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We have had a good bit of ice. And a pretty decent amount of snow. Which, in Maryland, means one thing for sure... Schools are going to close! When schools close, there's a really good shot that we'll make some... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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Yes, I've been absent for a week or so. My Project Life posts have been absent longer than that! It's Winter. We've had lots of snow. Lots of thoughts swirling around in my head while the flakes and ice and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
Thee Thou Art Foresake Go Forth… I remember being a 7th grader going through the rite of Confirmation in a Lutheran church, a bit different than a Catholic church experience, but focusing on the Word, nonetheless. What wasn’t different was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
PREFACE: This post may come across as a little bitter or unpleasant. It is not meant to be so. It is simply meant to be a forthright, honest statement on what I believe in helping a person with a long-term,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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THIS GIRL... is currently out to lunch with her Daddy after a birthday sleepover for one of her besties. is an only child for this weekend while her brothers are away at a retreat. has a contagious giggle. is always... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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Auld Lang Syne : the good old times. Not just a song we sing at New Year's ... Be it the "old acquaintenance" one or the Dan Fogelberg one they play on the radio. Rather, a noun used to mean... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!
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Funny how a new year means organization and new goals to nearly everyone, myself included. I have never quite figured out why this is so since life is really a continuum, but I personally believe it all stems from the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at Life. Crazy, Chaotic, Ours!