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Happy Monday my friends.

Phew…we are just finishing up moving my parents into their new home at a lovely ‘retirement community’ here in town. It was several long days of hard work, but it was delightful at the same time.  My brother flew in to help and it was truly fun to all be working towards the common goal of getting our parents and their pup, Bernie, happily situated in their new home.

I hope you have enjoyed a productive or relaxing weekend, whichever you needed the most.

Are you ready to dive in to see what the internet offered up?

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Are you a scone person? I got on the scone train a little late, but am fully on board now.

I knew it all along!

Time spent reducing clutter is never wasted... 7 Helpful Tips to Remove Clutter.

Think this would be a great meal for a lazy, end-of-summer day and I can see serving it hold or cold.  I need to prepare a dinner this weekend that will travel well and feed 6 of us and think this is the one!

I could not have been said better.

Some of these surprised me…oops!

For my friends on Twitter, I discovered this account from The Simple Show podcast…one of my new favorites…the podcast and the twitter account!  I’m rarely on Twitter, but will pop in to see what Dog has to say.

If I up and move and leave no forwarding address, you could probably find me here.

What I’m Reading:

It’s been several months since I’ve read a book that I so thoroughly enjoyed as much as I am enjoying The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.  First off, I find her writing to be so poetic and her descriptions so insightful.  She has a way of describing so that I can fully visualize and feel or see what she is referring to. Second, it’s a unique story and one that poses a thought-provoking question…if you knew the date of your death, how would it influence your life?  And finally, when so many books seem formulaic, it’s about as un-formulaic as it comes…which is worth a good deal to me!

I’m about 90% done, so don’t know how it wraps up.  It’s not a light read and some might find it a little somber, but I know I am anxious each day to pick up the book to see what happens. I do think it’d be a great book for a book club discussion.

What are you reading? Always looking for tips.

I hope the rest of your week is fantastic!





  1. Janice Donaldson

    August 6, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Hello! You mentioned in an earliwe post that you had read The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. Like you, I thought it was okay. I know Ms. Hannah is a very successful author, but I was disappointed in The Great Alone. I thought it could have been so much more. If you’re interested in some good books set in Alaska try The Bright Edge of the World and The Snow Child by Ewoyn Ivey. She’s an Alaskan author and her writing is beautiful. I loved both books and so did my reading buddy and my dear Mom. Have a great week. Sincerely, Janice

    • lynn

      August 7, 2018 at 8:11 am

      Hi Janice, thanks so much for the suggestions! I will definitely look them up. I am anxious to get back to do more exploring in Alaska, so would love to start the ‘prep work’ now. And I so appreciate you dropping those book tips.

      Thanks my friend, wishing you a wonderful day.

      Hugs, Lynn

  2. Lesley

    August 6, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Hi Lynn, me again. Trying your pickle recipe today, will let you know how it turns out! One thing I have always done, when you finish a jar of pickles, save the brine and add cuke slices, small pieces of cauliflower, small carrots- good pickled vegetables in about 2weeks and no need to prep brine.
    So glad you got your folks settled; my husband and I have just joined an “ aging in place” program which seems right for us. Your family has certainly had a big year so far!!

    • lynn

      August 7, 2018 at 8:09 am

      Oh, of course you have another brilliant idea! And that’s a good one too! I will definitely do this at home and share on my next 5 Tips Friday post.

      I’ll tell you what, I am so impressed by the place my parents moved to. I started counting the years until we could move there as well! Just simplifies everything! I know you are enjoying your new space.

      We have a had a big year…and in 2 weeks my baby goes off to college and we will be empty nesters! WOOT! None of that moping around the house here! I love him dearly, but there’s a time to fly the nest and this is his time!

      Have a lovely day my friend.

      Hugs, Lynn


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