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The best part of Thanksgiving for the kids in our family is when we go around the table and get to say what we are thankful for. Here are 10 crafty ways to help kids say thank you on Thanksgiving

10 Ways to Help Kids Say Thank You on Thanksgiving

The best part of Thanksgiving for the kids in our family is when we go around the table and everyone gets a chance to say what they are thankful for.  Problem is, when you are vying for center stage at a Thanksgiving table of +30 people, holding everyone’s attention for the duration is a bit […]

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The magisto app is an easy way to make your own video, even if you have no video making skills

Make Your Own Video Magic with Magisto

I’ve been looking for a way to put some of my vacation photos and videos into a shareable format that had a little pizzazz.  Only I really haven’t had to time to add my own flare.  I had heard about an app called Magisto, so I finally gave it a try and hey, it’s pretty […]

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I Spy a Birthday Candelabra

We can all sing the Happy Birthday Song again.  Did you hear?  The powers that be decided the other day that the Happy Birthday Song can be sung by anyone, at anytime, in any place, at no cost to any of us…at least for now. This past spring, however, when we were celebrating my friend Deanne’s […]

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I Spy Gravel Filled Mason Jars (Plus New Home News)

I left off a few weeks ago with the news that my son was arriving home from Dubai.  Well, we’ve been doing plenty of visiting family and friends, attending summer parties of all kinds and just hanging out in general… But, we also made a huge leap and put an offer down on a small […]

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Outlaw Maude March and Her Gang of Horse Theives

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but several years ago, while perusing the local thrift, I came across the most intriguing book cover, titled The Misadventures of Maude March, female outlaw circa 1869.  The book is written by Audrey Couloumbis, and although the cover had me completely intrigued, I wasn’t so […]

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Beer Bread Mix Guinness Brown Bread

I don’t drink Guinness beer very often, but I do love brown bread, probably more than I should.  I don’t know why it’s so much better than plain old white bread or wheat bread for that matter, but after making some brown bread with a can of Guinness beer and a package of beer bread […]

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Thanksgiving Leftovers Turkey Soup

My mom always made turkey soup the day after Thanksgiving with the turkey carcass and all the Thanksgiving leftovers.  And I mean right down to adding cranberries and sweet potatoes to the soup, too.  What I always liked about her recipe was that it wasn’t based on exact ingredients, but rather what was left over […]

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Nashville Hot Chicken is the Food to Try When

Nashville hot chicken is the food to try when visiting Tennessee and the country music capital of the world. What is Nashville hot chicken? It’s southern fried chicken with a peppery spice rub that is usually so hot, it has its own rating system.  The ratings may vary from chicken shack to chicken shack.  We […]

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Stowaways – Faux Stained Glass

Most recently I showed you a rather curious old  photo that I had stowed away in my attic of a child on a pony.  Well I’m pulling something else out of the stowaway pile and it just so happens to be one of my first crafty projects.  Some would call it faux stained glass art, […]

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Stowaway Files – Picture on a Pony

Are you like me with an attic or basement full of old photos, collections and mementos (otherwise known as junk) stowed away for safe keeping because you know you’re going to need it, want to look at it, or touch it again?  You just can’t part with it…not yet, maybe never! I’ve always wanted a […]

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Love Thyself and Pamperalooza

Not everyone has a Valentine this year. As I was a single parent for many years, I myself have had many Valentine-less Valentine’s Days. Sure there were a few pity parties along the way, but in the end, I came to believe that I was exactly where I was supposed to be, and that was […]

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Time Traveler: History of the Spa

For as far back as the Bronze Age man has been revitalizing himself with spa treatments in one way, shape, form or another. As Valentine’s Day approaches I am anxiously awaiting a day spa gift card, although I will probably have to settle for a box of chocolates. I did however, get to wondering just […]

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The Best Part of 2013 was…

Are you still in 2013 mode, or have you said your good-byes and you’re not lookin’ back? I’ve been enjoying a great holiday season with my son home from Georgia to visit, though he’s getting ready to head back in a few days. There’s been plenty of family time, good cooking, movie marathons, and I […]

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Painting Fall Trees - StowandTellU

Time Traveler – Painting Fall Trees

Travel isn’t always about where. It can be about when, as well.  Lord knows, I haven’t been much of anywhere lately, but I did go to when this past weekend, so I thought I would share. It was fall 2007.   We had finished up the bulk of our townhouse remodel, minus the scary basement. […]

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Left over Grilled Steak Soup More or Less - StowandTellU

Leftover Grilled Steak Soup, More or Less

It’s steak-on-the-grill night!!   By the time dinner is over, there’s not an ounce of steak left, right? Well, let’s just imagine for a moment that there is. That someone wasn’t hungry, or someone didn’t show up, or someone bought the family size portion because it’s a better value!!! Now you have a piece of steak […]

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