Apothecary Jar

I love all of the apothecary jars I’ve seen in the decorating magazines and blog-land.  I found a nice one at TJ Maxx for about $10.  It’s about 18″ tall.  I knew I wanted to use in in the master bath, but I didn’t really have a plan on what to do with it.  It [...]

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One Thousand White Women

One Thousand White Women:  by Jim Fergus One Thousand White Women begins with May Dodd’s journey west into the unknown. A government program, in which women are brought west as brides for the Cheyenne, is her vehicle. What follows is the story of May’s adventures: her marriage to Little Wolf, chief of the Cheyenne nation, [...]

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Watershed

I love “doing lunch”.  No, I mean I really LOVE it!  I’d like to think I’m an adventurous person, but alas I know better.  I tend to stick to my comfort zone…like cat hair on black pants.  I celebrated a birthday recently, the big four five.  Yay!  In honor of my birthday my friend Barb took [...]

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A Reliable Wife

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick was the January read for my book club. Rural Wisconsin, 1909. In the bitter cold, Ralph Truitt, a successful businessman, stands alone on a train platform waiting for the woman who answered his newspaper advertisement for “a reliable wife.” But when Catherine Land steps off the train from Chicago, [...]

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Willow Wreath

This time of year, especially for the outside of your home, is kind of the decorating “no man’s land”.  We’ve passed the time for Christmas decor and it’s just a little bit too early for the spring stuff. I’d like to put up a wreath of simple greens or even twigs, but I have a [...]

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