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Painted Lady Butterflies

You’re familiar with The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, right?  The caterpillar emerges from an egg, then proceeds to eat his way through various, delicious foods (including a hot dog and piece of cake!).  He makes a “cocoon” (really, a chrysalis…you wonder how the editor missed that one!), then emerges days later a fabulous […]

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Playhouse & If You Lived Here

This morning, we have three book winners (for Kristin van Ogtrop’s Just Let Me Lie Down).  Well, actually, four, since I’ve decided to add one. Congrats to Megan, Angela Taylor Bisek, Ashley, and Kristi B.  Some of you commented over on my Facebook thread, so if you don’t see a name below, that’s why.  Will […]

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Morning

“Morning is when I am awake and there is a dawn in me….We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep.  I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man […]

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Spring Surprises

Hello, you! Do you need a little lovin’?  Some inspiration?  Art for your soul?  Music for your day? Well, today is your lucky day! My first offering is Lovely Design’s March Pattern for your computer desktop.  You’ll notice that it was ostensibly made for the month of March, and we’re obviously heading into April, but […]

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Circle of Life

In the last week, our two 9-month-old beagles, George (for Curious George) and Stuart (for Stuart Little), have brought home two turkey claws, a bushy squirrel tail, and a dead rabbit.  I don’t think they have the speed or tenacity to catch these animals.  They’re simply picking up winter detritus and having a little fun […]

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