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Dear Morton Salt Umbrella Girl

Dear Morton Salt Umbrella Girl: Please do not ever, ever leave. You were my best imaginary childhood friend. I always wondered where you were going with that umbrella in the rain, worried that you might ruin your pretty yellow dress, … 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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Simple Spring Decorating

How to liven up your living space for spring with inexpensive splashes of color and refreshing scents, all for less than $40.
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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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Altura Maxima: High Altitude Viticulture in Argentina

Following Swiss mulitmillionaire Donald Hess as he grows grapes at an unheard of 9,849 feet.
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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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Feudi di San Gregorio: Southern Italy’s Ancient Vines

Wine production in Campania is turning heads, combining state-of-the-art winemaking with ancient vines. Continue reading

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Maragas Winery: An Oregon High Desert Experiment

Doug Maragas’ vineyard is located in a special microclimate in Central Oregon, and he hopes to be the first to prove that wine production can be successful here.
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Rouge-Bleu: A Newbie Vine Farmer in Provence

Follow the trail of Jean-Marc as he works organically, praying for Mistral and sun in beautiful Provence in the South of France.
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Norman Rockwell: The People’s Painter

Dismissed by serious art critics in his lifetime, yet brilliant in his portrayals of everyday American life. It’s time for a reevaluation of Rockwell.
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Super Bowl XLII Giveaway: Auto Accessories

Super Bowl XLII is set for February 3, 2008 in Arizona, a showdown between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots!! Diary of 1 and TeamMASCOT are hosting another giveaway right here, right now, in honor of this … Continue reading

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Works for Me Wednesday: Healthy Deodorant

I’m not one to go around talking about underarm hygiene habits. But here goes. I finally found a deodorant I really like. It’s Crystal Body Deodorant Spray, and if you can read the label there, significant to my armpit health … Continue reading

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Works for Me Wednesday: Shortening’s not just for Cooking

Spectrum Naturals makes a vegetable shortening from organic palm oil. It’s a healthy alternative to traditional shortening and makes the flakiest, yummiest pie crusts. Its resume is impressive: no hydrogenated oils, trans-fat free, 100 percent certified organic expeller-pressed palm fruit … Continue reading

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Thursday Thirteen: Holiday Giveaway of Sports Stuff

Welcome to the Diary of 1 Holiday Sports-Themed Giveaway! Here are thirteen wonderful gifts to win for yourself or that sports fan in your life, just in time for Christmas! To see more great sports merchandise, you can visit our … Continue reading

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Harvest/Halloween Giveaway for Cheerleader or Football Costumes!

Tomorrow is the start of another Diary of 1 giveaway, in partnership with my online business, TeamMASCOT.com. I’m very excited and so thankful to Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer who is hosting this bloggy giveaway for me! Tell your … Continue reading

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Break a Leg, er, Finger

In honor of this week’s Carnival of Homeschooling theme of “Fun,” (up tomorrow) this post is about a fun past-time over here, puppet shows. My gift to the kids this past Christmas was a Puppet Theater. You really don’t need … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter on the Rocks

Serve up the knowledge! Learn your rocks and minerals or your geography or math at the breakfast table. We love these laminated placemats. The price runs about $3.00 each, and the manufacturer, Painless Learning, makes over 40 different educational designs! … Continue reading

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Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

My first product review is, fittingly, on my favorite product: a book I can’t live without as a homeschool mom.SampleYes, it really is as simple as it sounds. I bought this book, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy … Continue reading

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