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Monday Musings, July 17

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Jul 17, 2017

Thanks for making my day by SHARING!!

It’s Monday, my friends…so time again for another Monday Musings.  But first a few random notes:

  • I’ll be a little MIA for the next 10 days…heading to Atlanta for a conference and adding a little fun at the beginning and end of the conference. And in case you are curious, the beginning fun rhymes with ‘shmopping’ with my daughter and the end of conference fun sounds a lot like Journey ‘foncert’. All good things in my book.
  • My 82 year-old father and I are signed up to walk in the Richmond Half-Marathon this November, so we decided that we needed to start training this past week…in the 100% humidity and 95°.  We are getting out at 6:30 a.m. to try to avoid the heat but…ugh.
  • Game of Thrones season 7 started last night…Woot! One of my all time favorite shows, I love sweeping, epic stories with lavish costumes,  sumptuous sets and fascinating characters.  We are also enjoying Turn, the story of George Washington’s spies…a well done historical drama which is another genre I’ve always enjoyed.

The internet served up some goodies for us this week…

Of all the desserts in the world, pies are my love language. I feel pretty good about my pie crusts, but I will add a wee bit of vinegar to my next crust after reading this.

I’m on record as being rather militant about Thank-You notes…just ask my kids.

So…our home has been on the market for 2 1/2 months. Luckily we aren’t in a rush and have the time to wait it out. But these staging tips are helpful, whether you are selling your home or just like your home to present well.

This story and the photos left me wanting more…

Looking for some ways to keep your brain sharp? There are 2 games that I play when I have the time (I play the free versions)…Word Cookies (apple and android) and 7 Little Words (apple and android) keep me engaged while traveling or waiting for an appointment.

My friend Joy whipped up a so-chic clutch purse and has great instruction if you want to make one yourself.

I had a need for some cold brewed coffee recently (more on that to come) and found this recipe to make a concentrate for a crowd.

I tend to associate my slow cooker with cooler months, but here’s a list of great summer-y recipes that you can make in your slow-cooker and keep your kitchen cool in the process.

So my friends, until we meet again (I should be popping in at least once over the next week) I hope your week is fantastic!

Many hugs,

































  1. Tammy

    July 17, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Can’t wait to see you at Haven my friend!

    • lynn

      July 17, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      Just a couple more days!

  2. Mary

    July 17, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Lynn it was a more than satisfying start to the seventh season of Game of Thrones, The last five minutes with almost no dialogue and amazing visuals set the tone for me! Dragonstone never looked so good!

    • lynn

      July 17, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      How about Arya and Walder Frey’s men? And Ed Sheeran? So missed GOT and glad it’s back.

  3. Joy

    July 17, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing my clutch! Looking forward to seeing you in a few days my friend!

    • lynn

      July 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      Hey Joy, I was thrilled too. It’s lovely…and I look forward to seeing you too!


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