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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.
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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 2 days ago 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I have a friend who has four cats, three of which are a very large breed called Ragdoll. You know cats, they are curious creatures and they love to watch and participate in the same activities be it eating, playing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at Pentimento
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The Garden Went Wild! There’s such a difference in our garden this year as compared to last year. We did three things differently though: Each bed got newly amended soil with chicken manure, Miracle Grow water retaining soil, and some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at Pentimento
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Jim noticed this flower growing in a garden at one of the school where he works. He thought it was very unusual. It happened to have the original name tag near it, so he was able to write it down.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2013 at Pentimento
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Broccoli – Cauliflower Low Carb Salad 2 C finely chopped broccoli 2 C finely chopped cauliflower ½ C real bacon bits 2 C grated cheddar (mild) 1 medium red onion (or, to taste) 1 carrot grated, if desired Dressing 2... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at Pentimento
Did you know that you can go camping or RV-ing without being always chained to a park or a gas generator? If you've always wanted to go further into the wilderness (or out in the desert, as it may be),... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Pentimento
Slide shows like the one below always get my gardening juices flowing. It is May now, and even though we did have a light frost here this morning in Port Orchard, WA, we are still planning out our garden and... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Pentimento