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Heritage Hill Tour of Homes

Saturday’s Outing: mode of transportation: bicycles location: area in Grand Rapids called Heritage Hill main activity: touring six different 19th century homes side activity: admiring the many gorgeous Victorian homes in the area while exploring the neighborhood conditions: very relaxing, sunny and … Continue reading

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The Little Engine that Could….Organize!

Sometimes I’m like the little engine that could. I start off slowly, keep going slowly, and finish slowly. At least, I hope I do eventually finish! You see, in 2014 I had the lofty goal to purge, organize, finish, and … Continue reading

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A Living Reminder

Josh and I finally celebrated our five year anniversary.  Even though we were married in the summer, we waited until now to officially give each other a gift that will hopefully last for the next 100 years: an autumn blaze … Continue reading

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Summer Update

The days are flying by, and yet I’ve had a somewhat leisurely summer break with lots of time to get things done.  Unfortunately, a bunch of my projects required a lot more time than anticipated (due to re-dos).  It’s annoying … Continue reading

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Dedication and Determination

Josh is determined to consistently ride his bike to work again, and nothing is going to stop him- not even a huge box of paper towels that needs transporting:   Somehow this motivates me to have a highly productive day too! … Continue reading

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Some Simple Little Pleasures

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, … Continue reading

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Backyard Picnic with Chicken Salad Sandwiches

We can’t get enough of the outdoors right now. So yesterday we dined picnicked on the top of the small hill in our backyard. The hill provides a pretty back-view of our home: Up top, the air somehow seems fresher, … Continue reading

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