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Sweet Potato Vine – Ornamental

My daughter’s horticulture class had a plant sale earlier this week. She brought home a lovely mix of Sweet Potato Vines and Coleus 🙂 This is the story of our first sweet potato vines! Plant Specs: Plant Size: Short, but the vines can really spread out! I found one site…

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Cypress Vine

We got a pack of Cypress Vine seeds in hopes of using these cheerful flowers as a fence cover. … Luckily I read how invasive they can become and decided to instead grow them outside my fence on a tomato cage. Of the 12 seeds planted, 3 made it to…

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LifeTouch School Pictures – You did good!

Standard Lifetouch school pictures have gotten an upgrade! This year when I logged in to order my daughter’s school pictures, I saw an option to customize my package. Not only was I able to choose from a small selection of poses and backgrounds, I got to choose what my package…

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Bowl sizes: Which is the best?

Today marks 2 years since I moved into my first house! To celebrate, I purchased some lovely white bowls to match the dish set left by previous owners. I put a lot more thought than you would expect into purchasing my bowls. Should I stick with the square shape of…

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School Lunches – What do your teens like?

Can you believe it? My baby is about to be in 10th grade! The days of impressing her with my cool cookie-cutter artwork lunches are long gone. Being a teen has brought a whole new level of complication to school lunches … Hard, crunchy, and sticky foods are out thanks…

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What are your thoughts on free and reduced price school lunches?

As I fill out the paperwork for my daughter to begin another school year, I find myself stuck on this page that tells how to apply for free or reduced price lunches online. I am stuck not only wondering if I should apply, but also trying to decide how I…

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My baby is turning 15!

I am suddenly remembering how many times I told her she wasn’t old enough for something and she asked if she could when she is 15. I wonder if she will remember?   She wants a fidget cube. And she wants a Kindle Fire    

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Eggplant – Patio Baby Mini Eggplant

This is the story of my first Patio Baby Mini Eggplant. Plant specs: Plant Size: 10 to 24 inches tall Fruit Size: 2″ – 3″ tall Matures: 45 days Spacing: 24 inches apart Light: Full sun Special Characteristics: I wanted an eggplant for the pretty purple flowers 🙂 I chose…

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Pepper – Islander Bell Sweet Pepper

This is the story of my first Islander Bell Pepper. Plant Specs: Plant Size: 24″ – 36″ tall Fruit Size: 4″ long Matures: 56 days after planting Spacing: 18″ – 24″ apart Light: Full Sun Special Characteristics: I chose this plant for its pretty purple fruit. 🙂 It will be…

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Living with Regret

“What is the worst thing you have ever done?” Our pastor asked this today. With so many bad choices in my past, the one that stood out in my mind was trying to obey another parent’s wishes. How could that be bad you ask? Years ago, my daughter wanted to…

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