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With Easter just around the corner, and my house being the designated “host” house this year, I have been thinking up ways to add extra, special touches to the holiday celebration. We rarely get to stay home for a...
I love the bounty of summer veggies my garden produces. We are so lucky to be able to have a small area to plant on where we grow a couple of our favorite vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and...
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