Monthly Archives: October 2013

Hearty Minestrone

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I call this Minestrone recipe hearty for a couple of reasons. It has everything in it except the kitchen sink and it makes a BIG pot of soup, so make sure you have a huge kettle when you start making it. It’s a delicious side dish if you’re having a crowd over for a football game, or if you just want to have plenty left [...]

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Cool Cats in Mr. Gibbs’ Garden

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On a recent trip to Gibbs Gardens in north Georgia, hubby and I were greeted inside this magical oasis  by some very cool and friendly cats. These adorable pets appear to belong to Mr. Gibbs, the garden’s creator and visionary. I encourage you to check out this place…the cool cats, are a bonus… My feline photos  prompted me to share a few cat quotes I’ve read over the [...]

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We Have A Photo Contest Winner!

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First, let me say WHAT FUN these last few months have been with SJL’s first photo contest. I loved receiving and viewing all the images of your “babies” and “best buds,” and then sharing them with y’all on “Pet Pal Fridays.” A BIG THANKS to everyone who participated! There were some really good entries! For [...]

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My Five Favorite Things of Fall

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Fall is one of the busiest times of year, but for me, it ranks among the best! I absolutely adore this season. There’s usually an extra bounce in my step and a wider smile on my face, especially when I’m outdoors.  In fact, there must be 50 reasons why I love fall, but I’ll keep them to five…so here goes… [...]

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Bountiful Butterflies

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Few creations capture my imagination and bring a smile to my face more than butterflies, especially a bowl full of them! I could not believe my eyes when I saw not one –but dozens of beautiful Blue Morpho butterflies–feasting on melons and orange slices in this refreshment stand at Butterfly Wonderland in Scottsdale. I will try this idea [...]

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