Lovelies

Lovelies

Improve Your French For Free

One of my current goals is to improve my French every day by learning new words and phrases, improving my grammar, and improving my listening comprehension. This year marks 20 years since I left for France and Switzerland as a missionary. It’s been 19 years since I had the opportunity to speak French every day….

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The $1 Dress

Winter just attended her first formal dance, a Winter Ball put on by the local LDS Seminary, which she attends. They have 375 students who attend a religion class early every morning an hour before school starts.  Because of our dating standards, only those who are 16 and older could bring dates to the dance….

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Lovelies: Back to School Edition

Teaching six children in six grades is a lot of work! I think I need to make my goal lists shorter. However, that stuff still needs to get done, so. . . . Here are some fun things I’ve found recently that I think those of you with school-aged children may enjoy. Super Hero Letter…

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Lovelies: Summer Freebies

A few freebies that I wanted to share: Amazon.com is offering a free 30-day trial membership to Amazon prime, which includes not only 2-day shipping on any order (no minimum order size) but also the ability to borrow books from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (one free book per month), and instantly watch over 40,000…

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Lovelies: Photography Tips

Mother’s Day 2012 Many years ago, we had some fantastic family pictures taken. I loved them, and we ended up choosing a whole lot of them to have printed. When the total came, however, I turned to my husband and said,  “I could have bought a camera for that.” At the time I only owned a…

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Lovelies: Mother’s Day Gifts

Graham Thomas roses cut from my garden yesterday Mother’s Day falls in May for at least three countries (the United States, France, and Italy) and probably many more. It’s not the same day for any of those countries (as I learned as a missionary in France with both an Italian companion and a French companion…

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Lovelies: Spring

Yellow mustard seed from my pantry in bloom in the shade The garden is growing nicely right now. I’m really enjoying all of the lettuce that I’ve been growing. Some things are bolting in the garden right now (spinach, radishes, mustard, Swiss chard and some of the lettuces), and I’m hoping to collect seeds from all…

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Lovelies: Spring

We celebrated Ivory’s 1st birthday on Sunday. She is such a sweet, fun girl and loves to make the entire family laugh. Here are some things I want to share this week: Out of eggs and living from your pantry? Try making this eggless chocolate cake. These springtime butterflies made from felt and bobby pins for…

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Lovelies: Easter

Apple blossoms from the garden I’ve been out in the garden pulling weeds today in preparation for tomorrow’s garden tour. I still have room if you want to attend. Send me an email and I’ll email directions to you. The garden is so lovely right now. The citrus blossoms are so fragrant, even before they’ve…