Even more babies!



Rachel as a child… This gives me a new topic to post about: weird Halloween costumes. Coming soon.

XO Love and Hugs XO

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Princess Pancake

Breezy Books

This is Princess Pancake. She is not only a princess, she is our granddaughter. She lives Imagenearly 1200 miles from us, and it’s really hard not being able to see her on a regular basis.

Princess Pancake will be here next week and will be staying with us for a month. I’m so excited, I can barely sleep. Her room is the large living room of our house, and every year we add something new. This year we have a puppet theater. I can see some good times ahead – especially with the chef puppet.

The reason for sharing this good news is simply to further explain why I continue to fall behind with blogging and reading blogs. I value the friendships I’ve made through blogging, and it bothers me when I can’t keep up and show support to fellow bloggers.  Between writing and planning for her visit, I’ve…

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Book Review: Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Flippin' pages and takin' names

GracelingIn this fantasy land with seven kingdoms, ruled by seven kings, there are a small population of people that have special abilities or strengths, or Graces. Each person’s Grace is different, and some are very powerful and very “useful” to those in power. The protagonist, Katsa (in my head I kept confusing her with Katniss…not the same, not the same), believes her Grace to be killing. She is very skilled at killing, injuring, maiming, punishing, etc., etc., etc. Her mother and father have died, leaving her to her uncle, the king’s, command. Her uncle King Randa of the Middluns, is very petty and cautious of others who challenge his power, and frequently sends Katsa to do his bidding (or threatening) across the land. Katsa secretly rebels against his wishes, and creates the Council to do good deeds and protect those not deemed worthy by higher rulers. Through the Council’s work, she encounters a Prince of Leinid, nicknamed Po…

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Butterfly Princess

Art Stuff by K

There may have been another webinar this week, and I may have just had to doodle something during that webinar, take it home, and watercolor-wash it….
butterfly princess
No fun Friday night for me – have store obligations, bills to pay, and an early Saturday. But I also have:
Yes 🙂

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On Wolves And Vengence



“I already told you…I won’t kill the girl…” Aurelian said extracting himself coldly from a grip that was meant to contain him. “Did you love my daughter so little that you will not even seek justice for her murder…” The woman spat the words into his face. “It is because I loved her so much that I cannot spill innocent blood under the banner of her name…” The wolf prince answered calmly, wiping the spit from his face with the back of a bare hand. “How can you call that girl innocent? She is the daughter of a spineless murderer….by her very blood she is evil….” The woman said grabbing hold of Aurelian’s wrist once more as if to plead with him. “That man stole the life of my only daughter I would spill the blood of his in return…that he may know my anguish….” The woman said dropping to…

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Anastasia (1997): Movie Review


Considering the successes of Disney’s animated princess fairytales, you would think other studios would try their hand at the well-established formula. But, this is really the only one I’ve heard of. In fact, some people confuse this movie for Disney. So does Fox Animation Studio’s attempt dent a crack at Disney’s monopoly? Eh, I guess it depends on what you mean by the words “dent” and “crack.”

Anastasia is one of those movies that has a lot of good and a lot of bad. I guess the first thing I’ll comment on is the animation. While I didn’t have the time to say this in my Disney reviews, I’ve never really liked when they incorporated the 3D animation into the 2D. I guess my biggest problem with it was that it was used like once throughout an entire movie. Anastasia fixes this problem by consistently utilizing computer graphics. Unfortunately, I…

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Carriage Rides

Tales of a Twenty-Something

Carriage Rides

How could you not feel like royalty in a horse drawn carriage? One of my Facebook friends just got married and had a lovely horse drawn carriage to transport herself and her new husband from their ceremony to the reception.

Looking for carriage companies in my area this one came up and its definitely a keeper— Carriage Limousine Serviceserving East Ohio and West Pennsylvania. (I just googled it so if you’re looking for one in your area I would do the same). Delving deeper into their website I come to find that they have 3 carriage types 1. Victorian (pictured) 2. Cinderella (spherical) and 3. Limousine (like a fancy trailer to hold a group). They also rent horses and carriages for Indian weddings and will cater their horse and decor to your colors!

Fun Fact: their FAQ page explains how the horses are allowed on the…

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