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Improving My Photography Skills

By Andrea | January 23, 2018 |

I’ve been using a camera for a long time.  I started off with 35mm cameras, taking my first photography class as a summer course when I was in middle school, and taking Photography as a project all 10 years that I was in 4-H. I got my 1st SLR (single lens reflex) camera when I…

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Mildred Jane at 10 Months

By Andrea | January 11, 2018 |

Mildred is 10 months old!  I’m not sure where the time went. I think I lost it with all of the sleep I’ve missed over the last few months.  At 10 months old Mil is 17-lbs 6-oz and 25 inches tall.  Shes still super chubby, but that’s ok because the doctor likes chubby babies.  It…

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2018 Word(s) of the Year

By Andrea | January 1, 2018 |

A few years ago, the big thing to do instead of setting a New Years Resolution was to choose a “Word of the Year.”  Unlike a resolution, which was a specific goal that you (or at least most of us) weren’t going to keep, a Word of the Year is a single word to focus…

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Mildred Jane at 9 Months

By Andrea | December 11, 2017 |

Mildred is 9 months old and becoming quite the big girl.  Her first two bottom teeth have come in and she’s figured out crawling and is starting to pull herself up.   #MildredJane has a new skill. She only uses it to get into things she shouldn’t. A post shared by Andrea Dillon Turner (@mouseinmypocket7)…

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TBB Asks – Holiday Questions

By Andrea | December 10, 2017 |

1st off, thanks to Daenel over at Living Outside the Stacks for bringing The Blended Blog to my attention by sharing her TBB Asks – Holiday Edition. I’m loving what I’ve had a chance to read so far! And I’m super excited to participate in my first TBB Asks Linkup.  It’s 15 questions about the…

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Bookish Questions – A Bookish Job?

By Andrea | December 5, 2017 |

A book/writing related job that you would love to do? When I was little, I always thought it would be fun to be a librarian, but then I discovered that they don’t just get to sit in the library and read all day.  It was real work, and those librarians don’t get to read all…

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Book It!

By Andrea | November 30, 2017 |

I feel a bit like a slacker because I didn’t write up a Book It! post last month, but then again, I didn’t finish any books last month.  It was the first time in two years that I didn’t finish any books during a whole month.  I blame motherhood.  The lack of alone time is…

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6 Books to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

By Andrea | November 28, 2017 |

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is less than a month away, so it’s time to think about getting into the holiday spirit.  And for me, one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to read something festive.  So, today, I’m going to recommend 6 books to get you into the holiday…

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I Reorganized My Pinboards and Why You Should Too

By Andrea | November 15, 2017 |

Pinterest recently added a new feature to pinboards – sections!  It was, in my opinion, a much-needed addition.  The addition of sections has allowed me to condense the number of pinboards on my account from over 50 down to 25. The best example of this was my fashion boards.  Thanks to sections, I’ve gone from…

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Mildred Jane at 8 Months

By Andrea | November 13, 2017 |

Mildred is 8 months old now!  It doesn’t seem like she should be that old already, but that’s probably my lack of sleep talking.  Mildred still isn’t sleeping through the night, but at least she’s only getting up a couple times most nights.  She’s always wanting to eat.  But at her age, that’s a good…

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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.