Category Archives: blog stuff

Weekend Links

First week of June! 1. This is nauseating. For real? I’ll have a Coke. 2. Business 101 on ideas, money, greed, and enough. 3. $500 million of YOUR money to get a 5 year old to sit still? I could … Continue reading

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Prayers for Dana

Please pray for Dana who lost her little boy, 22 months old, today. One of my very first and beloved bloggy friends, she has inspired me, made me laugh and made me think for several years now, and desperately needs … Continue reading

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Excuse the mess

This blog is not an April Fool’s joke. Sorry about the mess up there on my header. I need my husband to fix it and he’s committed to other more critical programming projects for a few weeks, so we may … Continue reading

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Oops, sorry about the mess up there!

Give me a few¬†days and I’ll have the mess up there on my header fixed. I just need my tech guy (husband) to finish the hunting season and then we’ll clean it up. I’m looking forward to a Saturday of … Continue reading

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68th Carnival of Homesteading – the putting up wood edition

Welcome to the 68th Carnival of Homesteading. It’s that time of year…fall is here with a chill in the air, and winter stands at the door. We’ve been putting up wood. There is a comforting warmth of a wood fire … Continue reading

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Cat up a Tree

A few weeks ago, I found Tawny high up in a tree, meowing rather pleadingly. After spending an hour finding a ladder tall enough to reach the cat, coaxing him with soothing kitty calls and finally food, I rescued the … Continue reading

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Still here.

Hi, I’m still around, just crazy-August-busy like the rest of the world, I guess. I have some carnivals to catch you up on, family news, blogs to visit (my apologies for not returning visits lately!), a feature post to write, … Continue reading

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Blog Perks

Thank you, Becky at Twisted Fencepost, for the cheerful and comfy oven mitts! I won Becky’s giveaway of her handmade oven mitts. These mitts have this wonderful little stretch to them that gently squeeze my hands as if to say, … Continue reading

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Christian Carnival CCXXXIII: The Hilarious Edition

We don’t have to look far for bad news these days. I thought we could all use a dose of humor and fun, so welcome to the 233rd Christian Carnival: the Hilarious Edition! This is not to downplay the seriousness … Continue reading

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WW: Front Yard Gymnastics With Dad

Dad says, “Ouch, my body is heavier than it used to be.” For more Wordless Wednesday, visit the main page or 5 Minutes for Mom. What are YOU doing outside today? ******** In the blogosphere, we have the current Carnival … Continue reading

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WW: Christmas in July

Ho, ho, ho!! Merry Christmas in July from my little soap-beard-Santa. For more Wordless Wednesday, visit the main page. ****** Blog carnivals: Carnival of Family Life Carnival of Homeschooling Christian Carnival The Homesteading Carnival Technorati Tags: children, Christmas in July, … Continue reading

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Blog Roundups

I interrupt my irregularly scheduled blogging for a station blog identification. Have to let you know of a few blog carnivals, giveaways, sponsors… The Carnival of Country Living has been posted. The Christian Carnival is up, The Carnival of Homeschooling … Continue reading

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Homesteading Carnival: Oregon Trail Edition

Welcome to the Homesteading Carnival Oregon Trail Edition! The articles will be arranged around details of the Oregon Trail, so let’s pack our wagons and head west. The Oregon Trail was a route to not only Oregon, but the only … Continue reading

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The Hometown Girl Wins

I just drew the lucky winner of my Father’s Day Giveaway – commenter #13, Julie from Pounding the Pavement, who is an Oregon State University fan. People, this was not staged, I really did a random draw! But this is … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Giveaway

Hey, a reminder about my Father’s Day Giveaway! Leave a comment on this post, letting me know your favorite team logo item under $30 from my online sports store, TeamMASCOT.com. Goodness, only one more day for this contest, enter by … Continue reading

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Calling All Homesteaders!

The Homesteading Carnival will be hosted here at Diary of 1 this coming Monday, June 9. You can submit your blog post/article HERE by Sunday at 9 p.m. EST. The Homesteading blog carnival description reads: A carnival full of homesteading … Continue reading

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June random stuff. Blogging, Ranching, Giving Away.

Yesterday was an interesting day of firsts. The kiddos found a chirping nest full of baby birds (children, do NOT touch!) and happened upon (cued by loud barking from the dog) a nest of wild baby bunnies jackrabbits (children, do … Continue reading

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Can you see me?

Apparently, from what I’ve heard lately, folks with Internet Explorer 7 can’t see me. At least, not right away. It sounds like they are met with a blank yellowish screen and only upon scrolling waaaay down does my blog appear. … Continue reading

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Why do you love the blogging?

Aloha, it’s Friday!! I’ve been so very busy, excuse me if I haven’t been out a’visitin’ in my usual way. Everything has collided this time of year, from our building project to spring projects and work duties and beyond. I … Continue reading

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Brothers

My two country boys. Wordless Wednesday. Technorati Tags: brothers, children, country, wordless Wednesday

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Blog Rounds

1. The Carnival of Homeschooling is up with a futuristic theme; lots of good posts including: Classical Education, Logical Fallacies, and Mushrooms Ben Stein’ Expelled Non-metric Measurements, and Poetry 2. I always find some interesting perspectives on the absurdities of … Continue reading

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Carnival of Family Life: Tea Edition

Welcome to the Carnival of Family Life: Tea Edition! I’m so glad you’re here, please sit a spell and I’ll put the kettle on. I’ll be weaving a bit of the fascinating story of tea into my presentation of blog … Continue reading

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The Diary of 1 search for a new BBF (Best Bloggy Friend)!

Warning, gentle reader: This is a spoof. I am not as shallow as Paris Hilton. This is merely poking fun at a ridiculous publicity stunt by a disturbed celebrity. Welcome to the Diary of 1 search for a new BBF … Continue reading

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How can I possibly have a child old enough to ride a motorcycle?

When did his scooter sprout a motor? When did those endearing “vroom-vroom” noises of my baby begin to emit from a big, scary machine and not his pouty little lips? As every parent knows, and as every older parent loves … Continue reading

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Carnival of Family Life – up next here!

Calling for submissions from all you bloggers who write about family! Graciously maintained by Colloquium, the Carnival of Family Life is a weekly posting of family fare, including humor, parenting advice, family health and finance, education and more. You may … Continue reading

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Some Blog Business

The blog carnivals are great places to browse for topical subjects. Here’s the latest: Carnival of the Insanities Carnival of Family Life Festival of Frugality Carnival of Homeschooling Do you know of another fabulous blog carnival? Let me know! The … Continue reading

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Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots Winner!

I’m pleased to announce the winner of my Gardening with Children book: commenter #17, AreWeThereYetMom, your book will be on the way shortly! Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together With Children is sure to delight your whole family! Thank … Continue reading

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Carnival of Homesteading #45

Welcome to the 45th Carnival of Homesteading! If you’ve been around here when I host a Blog Carnival, you know how much I love themes! But, alas, I had issues. Computers, kids, work, and some other meanies all conspired against … Continue reading

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Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt: Twist(ed)

This week’s theme: Twist(ed) About 1/4 mile down the road from me, this twisted barbed wire fence marks the boundary between one old farm and another. At times it held back cattle, at times perhaps a feud. Technorati Tags: barbed … Continue reading

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Homesteading Blog Carnival: Call for Submissions

My, another blog carnival is on the way! The Homesteading Carnival will be hosted here at Diary of 1 this coming Monday, April 14. You can submit your blog post/article HERE by Sunday at 9 p.m. EST. This blog carnival … Continue reading

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Death by Blogging and Other News

Blogger, beware: your writing may be dangerous to your health, even fatal! So says the New York Times in yesterday’s article about paid bloggers, especially tech bloggers, sucked into the round-the-clock Internet economy: Two weeks ago in North Lauderdale, Fla., … Continue reading

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Good Friday and Call for Submissions

I trust your Good Friday was good. This year, my little JoJo had her birthday on Good Friday. She enjoyed a happy celebration with many friends. As for me, I just loved all the moms who came and I basked … Continue reading

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Blog touring

Oh, the places you’ll go. Dr. Seuss. I’ve been wandering all around. The Christian carnivals, Carnival of Family Life, food blogs, homeschooling blogs, homesteading blogs, BendBlogs. And principled government. Whew, I’ve been to a lot of places, and more to … Continue reading

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My Ultimate Blog Party 2008 & A Giveaway

Welcome, I’m so glad you stopped by! The 5 Minutes for Mom blog is hosting another Ultimate Blog Party, which is basically a “carnival” to meet other mom bloggers and surely win some prizes! The idea is to go to … Continue reading

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Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt: Party (tea for two)

This week’s theme: Party Oh, the happy days of a tea party childhood. Would you like some more, my dear? Technorati Tags: photo hunt, tea party, children

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What is your best childhood memory?

Just for fun, I thought I’d try Kailani’s Aloha Friday – she says: In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take … Continue reading

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