Category Archives: Favorites

Some Favorite Family Read-Alouds

Hi friends! Head over to my friend Jessica Snell’s blog to read a piece I wrote about some favorite family read-alouds. I think you’ll enjoy checking out her blog, and hopefully you will find a new title or two to … Continue reading

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Keeping a Commonplace Book

The beauty of the commonplace book is that it makes the act of reading and writing inseparable. Reading inspires writing which inspires more reading. -ReadLearnWrite.com Occasionally I like to write about topics that connect my worlds–my life as an educator with … Continue reading

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Always Orange 2015 Christmas Gift List

This type of post is a first for me. I love reading the gift lists others write, but I get nervous whenever I have to compile a list of favorites, especially when it includes books. How to narrow the choices? … Continue reading

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Fall Shorts

Today marks the first day of autumn. For this season-loving girl, the promise of sweater-wearing days, orange-colored soups, baked-apple desserts, and spice-scented candles fills me with happiness. To celebrate this day, Anna and I went to Starbucks and enjoyed warm … Continue reading

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5 Favorites about Cruising

I feel a tad sheepish writing this post. Last week at this time I was in Grand Turk, enjoying white sand, sunshine, blue skies, and warm temperatures, such a contrast from the snow/slush combination outside my door. I also realize … Continue reading

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Wonder Beauty Product

  Every girl has at least one go-to beauty product that she must have in her drawer, purse, makeup bag, diaper bag, etc… During the winter months, when the skin on my face feels tight, dry, and flaky, and my … Continue reading

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Muffin Surprise

Perhaps you can relate to the following: you have some odds and ends hanging out in your refrigerator because it is after the holidays or after a dinner party. You wonder if there is any hope that these bits of … Continue reading

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