Monthly Archives: July 2012


These pictures made me smile… Sometimes we need some visual reminders that we’re all family in this our Brightwood Cottage, and we all love each other dearly.               Just a reminder to you all … Continue reading

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Blue shoes and happiness

If you are a female type reading this blog, there’s a pretty good chance you like shoes. I am guilty of that fascination, and as the purchasing parent (aka shopper) I get to fulfill that desire without necessarily filling my … Continue reading

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Zucchini and what to do with it

Starting pretty soon there’s going an excess of zucchini in summer gardens. So I have an easy recipe to add to your arsenal of zucchini consuming recipes. It’s from Taste Of Home, August/September 2012 – Zucchini Onion Pie. Whisk the following … Continue reading

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There’s a reason it’s been kind of quiet in these parts – at least on this blog. Our house is another matter. Last week was punctuated with lots of dull thuds, crashing concrete, whining saws and hammer blows. We’re back … Continue reading

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Take a chance…

If you’re anything like me,  you  love flowers. I have lots of pots filled with various flowering arrangements all over my patio and in my yard. This hobby gets rather expensive, so I’m always on the hunt for a bargain. … Continue reading

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Be still for the presence of the Lord

When did you last feel you were standing on holy ground when entering the presence of God? Something to think about…. ~Lora

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My non-Pintrest 4th of July

I’m on Better Homes and Garden’s email list, so I get updates regularly showing pretty before and afters, cool gardening ideas, color schemes for your rooms and lots of quick and easy cooking recipes.  The last few updates have been … Continue reading

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