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Isn’t Everybody Someone? {and a Printable}

When my son was down in Houston a few years ago, he was driving down the highway and saw some wording painted on an over pass that read, “Be Someone”.  He took a photo, and at some point he showed it to me. Cool! Have you ever noticed that we often use this expression, even […]

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Coffee at the Roundhouse

One of our new favorite places when my son comes in to town is called the Roundhouse, and for good reason…yes, it’s round.  This Roundhouse has been around since about 1880 and is said to be one of the oldest limestone round house structure in the US. The Roundhouse was originally built to house a […]

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An easy one pot chicken cacciatore recipe, that can be made in advance and cooked on low for several hours in the oven or in the crock pot - StowandTellU.com

Easy One Pot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Cacciatore means hunter in Italian but in the cooking world it’s a style of cooking that brings together several basic ingredients like onions, tomatoes and peppers.  Chicken Cacciatore is one of my all time favorites and we have tried many recipes along the way. I say we because I wasn’t always the one doing the […]

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Postcards from Puerto Vallarta

Here is a warm blast from the past for TBT, as in “old postcards,” if you will, from our trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. These postcards would have been to my son, who was taking care of our Kitty while we were away.   NUEVO VALLARTA Dear Kev, Our hotel is actually in Nuevo Vallarta, […]

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6 cozy winter diy project ideas to keep you busy until the warmer weather arrives from StowandTellU.com

6 Ideas to DIY Away the Winter Blues

Well, the holidays are over, but for some of us that only means that we now a few loonnnggg, cold months of winter staring us in the face.  Many of us like to get busy cleaning, organizing and de-cluttering and that is a great place to start, but I always like to try and celebrate […]

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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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Postcards from Salem Massachusetts on Halloween

Last fall at this time, my son and I were in Salem Massachusetts on Halloween.  I never imagined I’d visit this town, let alone on the one day of the year where the town’s claim to fame plays a primary role in the day’s celebrations.  Ken, my husband, didn’t get to go, so these are […]

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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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Bacon, Eggs and Bears in Gatlinburg

We had a trip to Gatlinburg, TN planned for August.  We have a timeshare and had to plan way in advance to book our week.  As it happened, our move to the new house was going to interfere with the trip, and if you have or know anyone with a timeshare, it’s not that easy […]

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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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Bit o’ Wild West at Montana Charlie’s on Route 66

Once the warm weather arrives, Ken and I try to make it over to Montana Charlie’s flea market at least a few times during the season.  Montana Charlie’s is located right on old Route 66 and has been around since the mid 1960’s.  Since we live in the suburbs of Chicago, the idea of a […]

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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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Route 66 DIY Dartboard Scoreboard

The basement is morphing into a game room one little project at a time.  Just as well considering when you walk down the stairs, one of the first things you see is a standard sized pinball game.  That baby takes up a lot of room.  But it’s one of Ken’s babies, so it’s a keeper… […]

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Postcards from the Arabian Desert

While my son is working in Dubai, he’s had to opportunity to site see and travel.  Over the New Year’s holiday, he sent me “postcards from India“.  We Skype almost every weekend, and the following are his “postcards to me” (via Skype and texted photos) from his day trip to the Arabian Desert. Postcards from […]

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