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Bookish Questions – What book is on your nightstand now?

By Andrea | June 7, 2016 | 2 Comments

What book is on your nightstand now? I like a little light reading before bed, so I usually keep a Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys book on my nightstand.  They seem to be the perfect type of book to relax me. I’m currently reading Nancy Drew #16 Clue of the Tapping Heels. What’s on your…

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Lydia’s Baby Quilt

By Andrea | June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Anna just made a quilt for her friend Lydia’s baby, Daniela.  It’s a scrappy rail fence pattern with a clean grey border. I personally love a good scrappy quilt, and baby quilts are a great way to use up some of those novelty prints in your stash. Anna also hand quilts all of her projects. …

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Coffee Talk – Email’s Out

By Andrea | June 3, 2016 | 2 Comments

Welcome to Coffee Talk! Grab your favorite drink and sit down for a spell. Email’s Out This week been an interesting one at the office.  We had Monday off for Memorial Day. Tuesday was a bit busier, with some of the new freshmen on campus for orientation, but I’ve been bored out of my mind…

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#Project52 – Negative Space

By Andrea | June 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

This week’s #EverydayProject52 photography challenge was negative space.  For that, I went with my go-to photography subjects- flowers.  I love being able to take photos of flowers, they’re beautiful without any effort from me, and I can usually get some great negative space in closeups. Do you love taking photos of your kids? Landscapes? Flowers?…

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Bookish Questions – Least favorite genre?

By Andrea | May 31, 2016 | 2 Comments

What is your least favorite genre? For me, Romance is probably the fictional genre I like least.  I don’t mind a romance, if it’s well written, but I find that most romance novels are full of tropes and unnecessary sex scenes. Actually, quite a few of the books I’ve read in the last few years…

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Book It! – Fairy Tales Retold

By Andrea | May 30, 2016 | 2 Comments

The month of May has been great for reading. I feel like I’ve finished tons of books, and I’m well on my way to completing my goal of 52 books this year. I’m actually a lot further ahead than I thought I would be. The Lunar Chronicles I recent read all 5 books in The…

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Coffee Talk – New Designs

By Andrea | May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

There are lots of strange things going on on the interwebs this week. So grab your favorite beverage and join in on the chat. A New Design I recently updated the design of the website from the one I’ve been using since the beginning (with a few minor design modifications as I went) to something…

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#Project52 – Nature

By Andrea | May 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

I was supposed to write up a post with photos from nature for this week’s #EverydayProject52 post. But when I got home, I found out that our outside kitten, Geordi, died today. Matt found him out by the road. So, I don’t feel much like sharing photos of bright flowers. Instead, I thought I would…

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The Lunar Chronicles – A Review

By Andrea | May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Stars Above A Synopsis The universe of the Lunar Chronicles holds stories—and secrets—that are wondrous, vicious, and romantic. How did Cinder first arrive in New Beijing? How did the brooding soldier Wolf transform from young man to killer? When did Princess Winter and the palace guard Jacin realize their destinies? With nine stories—five of which…

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WIP Wednesday – A New Machine

By Andrea | May 25, 2016 | 7 Comments

I’ve been a big slacker about getting any sewing done lately, what with the new baby ducks, and my utter laziness. But I do still have something to share with you this week- a brand new (to me) sewing machine. This jewel was my birthday gift from my husband.  It’s about a month after my…

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About Me


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.