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As Love Blooms at Como Park Conservatory

As Love Blooms at Como Park Conservatory

As Love Blooms Giveaway ends tomorrow! ~*~ See contest rules below ~*~ When I saw the cover of Lorna [...]

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The Simple Life

I often tell people I was born in the wrong era. At my core, I want to live a [...]

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Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Five years ago my family went to Shenandoah Crossing in Virginia for vacation. While there we went to President Jefferson [...]

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Park Day!

Park Day!

I’ve always wanted summer to be a time to create good memories. However, it’s hard to do that on [...]

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Why I Garden

Why I Garden

I’m a glutton for punishment. That’s all there is to it. Every spring I look forward to planting my garden. [...]

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A Rose Garden

A Rose Garden

    One of my favorite places to visit each year is the Rose Garden in Grandview Park in [...]

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The Rock Garden

The Rock Garden

(Or, How a two-hour garden project turned into a three-week course in perseverance) So my husband and I moved [...]

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A Bloomin’ Beginning

A Bloomin’ Beginning

My favorite part of spring are the blossoms that seem to explode overnight. In Iowa, spring has just reached [...]

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Snoopy Dancing with Stacy Monson!

Snoopy Dancing with Stacy Monson!

There’s little that’s more exciting than celebrating with author friends when their new books come out, and this past [...]

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Introducing Kathy Sattem Rygg

Introducing Kathy Sattem Rygg

It is my honor today to introduce you to my fellow Middle Grade writer and critique partner Kathy Sattem [...]

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