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Chatter and Chitter - Wearing homemade Halloween Costumes I Have turned to a Witch written by Mary Lou McKillip Some seventy one years ago in October of 1945 my Mama, Miss Julie as she was called, made me a witch... Continue »
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Blog: My Weblog
It all began in 1951 when I was born into the family of Jake and Lucy Barndt. I had naturally curly hair (started red and turned blonde), I had big brown eyes and very deep dimples. I remember everyone telling... Continue »
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As some of you might already know, I am a relative novice in the pursuit of photography, having purchased my first DSLR in October 2014. And I'm an avid night photographer who enjoys photographing city skylines at night. Late last night I went to Camden Waterfront in New Jersey to... Continue »
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While copyright law automatically protects all original content you post to your blog, adding a copyright notice to the sidebar can be a good way to remind readers and visitors that your content is your... Continue »
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I was at the bookstore the other day and bought the February 2016 issue of Digital Photo Magazine. It's the "Black & White Issue - Complete Guide". I am not a fan of black and white photos, I’d prefer color images. It is the reason why I like to tinker... Continue »
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Looking to show you care with an edible gift? Nothing says it like chocolate! Pack these into boxes or cellophane bags, add a pretty ribbon, and a romantic note, and you're golden! Continue »
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There's really no reason to rush through something as pleasurable as eating. Competitive eaters race through to beat the clock and warnings of satiety -- but for the rest of us, the you've-had-enough signal is a caring friend trying to save us from ourselves. Continue »
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Instead of advising people to eat less salt – which sounds bland and boring – maybe the better message is: spice it up. Continue »
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For my Keeping It Real Series, here are my 10 Confessions on the 10th of June: 1. I don't eat eggs. The real story behind this is that when I was younger, I had an Unbaked Cookie Dough recipe that I loved to make. We raised chickens. We had a... Continue »
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Around here, right now...here's a snippet of what's happening lately. Cooking: healthier meals from scratch and I've made our favorite Grilled Salmon recipe three times over the last month! The Hubs' cousin was visiting from Arizona and we just "had" to make it for him...along with the Frozen Berries with... Continue »
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Did you know Typepad is on Pinterest? It's true! We love pinning and repinning great content from Typepad blogs in every genre, and we're always looking for great, inspirational content. Are you on Pinterest? Drop... Continue »
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20 Fun June Activities and Days to Celebrate the Month You know I love lists. Especially lists that give me ideas on how to make a normal day extraordinary. So here you go. Here are 20 ways to make June extraordinary! Make Something! National Candy Month - Sally Quinn of... Continue »
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Did you know that May is National Barbecue Month? If you even remotely like salmon, you MUST try this Salmon recipe. It's my most popular blog post and people check it out from all over the world. Celebrate National Barbecue Month with the Best Ever Asian Grilled Salmon Recipe May... Continue »
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Granny and Tipper I never realized the worth of my Mountain Momma until I had my girls. Almost immediately a curtain was pulled back and I could see the whole picture of being a mother. I thought "Oh, now I... Continue »
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You need to make these Hawaiian Turkey Meatballs this week. They are healthy. They are easy. And they taste amazing! These Hawaiian Turkey Meatballs work great as appetizers speared with toothpicks and a pineapple (I've made them for many baby and wedding showers over the years and think they will... Continue »
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Dandelions are considered among the lowliest of the flowers. I've never minded them myself-I find their cheery yellow faces hard to dislike. I ran across a recipe for Dandelion Jelly-and couldn't wait to try it. You need a quart of... Continue »
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If you happen to be in San Francisco and seek a tantalizing dining experience, go explore San Francisco's Kokkari Estiatorio. Celebrated as "Food for the gods", this romantic restaurant showcases sought-after Mediterranean and Aegean dishes with "innovative adaptations of cultures and techniques". Go Explore San Francisco! Photo credit: Todd Engstrom... Continue »
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Blog: My Weblog
We all have seen changes or metamorphosis taking place in numerous items, even insects, animals and people. At conception we see things change from a zygot to a fetus to a newborn and the next step is being a teenager... Continue »
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What a year 2014 has been! We here at Typepad are committed to making Typepad a better service each day, and we've been busy as bees releasing new features and improving the system overall. This... Continue »
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