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Danger! 'Snake in the Grass’

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Danger! 'Snake in the Grass’

And now, Words and Their Stories, from VOA Learning English. For many, many years, different cultures and religions around the world have used snakes as symbols. Websites such as History.com and Encyclopedia Britannica tell us about snake symbolism in ancient cultures. They say the image of a snake meant fertility and rebirth for some native American groups, as well as people living in ancient Greece and Egypt. One ancient symbol of eternity is a snake eating its own tail. This image was found in the burial place of King Tutankhamun, also known as King Tut. He served as Egypt’s ruler...


A quiet day

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A quiet day

We all have days like this. I was tired - no I was exhausted and I just couldn't shake the feeling. Until I went for a long walk after dinner! But I was still tired so I went to bed and had a great sleep and I'm recharged. I think there's been so much excitement in the last couple of days and well - my brain wouldn't shut down. Now I'm good!!In light of that quiet day, here's some peaceful pictures from my walks and the backyard. BUT - there is quilting stuff at the end, so you can scroll...


Introducing an online drafting course

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Introducing an online drafting course

Thank you, everyone, for your thoughtful comments to my last post. Forgive me for being slow in responding - my heart is full of things that make it hard to write these days. We've been experiencing new levels of craziness here in MN with the rioting and general unease in our neighborhoods. Which is happening at the same time that the kids are finishing virtual school and dealing with the strange mix of emotions that come with it. Earlier this week we picked up the contents of their school lockers, which their teachers had emptied out and consolidated in grocery...


Sifting Through The Sales: Ready For Summer Edition

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Sifting Through The Sales: Ready For Summer Edition

With warmer days ahead, I’ve been on the lookout for wear-now-wear-later summer styles. There’s so much on sale at the moment it can get overwhelming, so I picked out a few pieces I thought you might like. Summer Clothing On Sale When it’s too hot to layer, a lightweight top in a fun print or color is one way to add visual interest to a simple outfit. Anthropologie currently is offering 20% off all clothing, including this button-front top. It’s offered in Misses, Petite, and Plus sizes, and other prints are available too. (And my favorite poodle print top is...


More Bedroom Changes

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More Bedroom Changes

Thank you for all of your love on the DIY wall moulding I just added to our master bedroom! If you missed that last post, you can check it out here. And, just when I thought that would be last thing on my bedroom’s checklist, other things popped up. This is your typical one thing leads to another scenario. I’m going to share with you what those more bedroom changes might look like. Nightstands Remember a few months ago when I gave our guest room a makeover? We sold the existing bedroom set to make room for the new furniture....