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Ole’ Fashioned Corn Shuckin’

By Andrea | September 15, 2017 |

It’s harvest season.  That means I’m dealing with my annual bout of itchy eyes and sneezing.  I don’t think I was meant to live in the country, but somehow that’s where I’ve ended up.  That means I’m living on Benedryl and Alaway Allergy Eye Drops. I’ll use a generic version of Benedryl in a heartbeat,…

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Mildred Jane at 6 Months

By Andrea | September 12, 2017 |

Mildred Jane is 6 months old now.  A whole half a year!  I feel like it’s a miracle she’s survived so long with me for a mom.  I couldn’t get anything except serious face when I tried to take her 6 month pictures,  but she was extra smiley when we had family pictures taken a…

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By Andrea | September 8, 2017 |

Being in my early 30s, I wouldn’t have that I would be nearly old enough to start being nostalgic about things. But it seems that having Mildred has made me a bit nostalgic for the things I had as a child.  I find myself looking at children’s toys and tv shows and wondering when they…

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WIP Wednesday – Photobook Edition

By Andrea | August 30, 2017 |

I’ve spent some spare time over the last couple of days scanning in old family photos for a photo book that I’m working on for my mom. It was her Mother’s Day present this year, but we had to tell her about it, as we needed the photos from her, and we are including my…

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Book It!

By Andrea | August 28, 2017 |

Would you believe me if I told you that I only finished one book this month?  It’s true. Finding time to read has been dicey lately, as Mil hasn’t been feeling the best. She’s going thru a phase where she isn’t happy unless you’re holding her, and honestly, all I want to do when she’s…

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Bookish Question – How do you get ARCS?

By Andrea | August 22, 2017 |

How do you get ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies) of books? Recently, the lovely Anna in Spain asked me how I got my ARC copies of books.  And that is a great question.  If you’re new to book reviewing, you probably don’t know where to start to get ARCs for review, which leaves you reviewing books…

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WIP Wednesday – A Day Late

By Andrea | August 17, 2017 |

I feel like I never have time to get any sewing done since Milli showed up.  I’m certainly home just as much as I was before she was born, and Milli doesn’t require a lot right now, but she seems to want to be held constantly in the evenings, to the point that I can’t…

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Sew Many Machines

By Andrea | August 14, 2017 |

Seriously guys, I have SEW many sewing machines! (I’d tell you that I’m sorry for the pun, but I’m not.) I currently have no less than 6 sewing machines in my house.   And in the last month I’ve had at least 3 offers from people wanting to give me their vintage machines.  Unfortunately, what with…

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Mildred Jane at 5 Months

By Andrea | August 10, 2017 |

Mildred is 5 months old now. That’s almost half a year! In the last month Milli has: figured out her play gym mastered rolling front to back and back to front on hard surfaces discovered her feet She is currently enjoying that play gym and playing with (if not reading) her crinkle books. Though her…

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Bookish Questions – How many books do you own?

By Andrea | August 8, 2017 |

How many books do you own? This is the type of question likely to get me in trouble, and my husband will be the first to tell you that he thinks I’m a hoarder.  And while I do have lots of “things,” I don’t consider it hoarding if it’s books. Resource Materials Not including magazines…

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I'm Andrea, a techie living in rural America with her husband and daughter. I'm excited to share my life with you as I explore some of the great things about living in the middle of nowhere.