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A Guide to Last Minute Gift Giving

If you’re where I am this year, then you’ve only got gifts for half the folks on your list, and are currently in a cold sweat dreading a trip to the local mall. Never fear, here are some gift ideas that avoid the mall. Though you still may get into a fight over a parking… Continue reading A Guide to Last Minute Gift Giving

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A Day in LeClaire, Iowa

Our last day in Iowa was spent in the town of LeClaire, right on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. What brought us there was the husband’s desire to check out Antique Archeology from History Channel’s “American Pickers.” We found so much more. We did indeed head to Antique Archeology, joining the many visitors at… Continue reading A Day in LeClaire, Iowa

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Friday Fun Wine List: Wines That Taste Like Juice

I typically prefer red wines that are medium-full, but I will admit that sometimes it's nice to enjoy a chilled light sweet wine, especially in the 90-plus degree weather we've been experiencing lately. Most "juicy" wines I would recommend are white varietals or blends, however, there are a couple of exceptions. Here are a few… Continue reading Friday Fun Wine List: Wines That Taste Like Juice

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Girls’ Weekend with My Favorite Ladies

Another weekend is come and gone, and this was one for the books. The boys in our family each left for the weekend one at a time, starting with the husband on Friday, the younger boy Saturday before dawn, and finally my high schooler in the early afternoon. I call it 'bachelorette weekend' whenever the… Continue reading Girls’ Weekend with My Favorite Ladies

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Friday Fun Weekend Wine List

And most of these are $6.99 and under. Thank goodness we have made it to the weekend! After the busyness of juggling kids and their activities, work, and home, it's so good to be able to slow down and enjoy dinner with friends or even just sit and binge watch Dr. Who. And the perfect… Continue reading Friday Fun Weekend Wine List