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Old Favorite Quotations

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

I was one of those girls in college with the collage wall. I had one in high school, too. Photos, quotes, poems, song lyrics. Oh, so many song lyrics. I feel like my favorite quotes are underrepresented on pinterest and facebook, so I am making my own.

50 Books for 50 States!

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Sometimes random thoughts pop in my head. Like this one:

Are you following me on twitter? If not, you are missing daily gems like that one.

So, bee in bonnet firmly established, I decided to find out. I learned something along the way. I am not good at remembering where books are set beyond those set in major cities.  Google to the rescue! Luckily wikipedia and good reads can both be searched by location. I went with the first book I saw listed that I had read, not the best or most interesting.

Ta da!

Books set in all 50 states

Alabama – To Kill A Mockingbird
Alaska – Call of the Wild
Arizona – The Bean Trees
Arkansas – True Grit
California – The Immigrants
Colorado – Catering to Nobody
Connecticut – Homecoming
Delaware – And Never Let Her Go
Florida – Striptease
Georgia – Gone with the Wind
Hawaii – Still Life with Woodpecker
Idaho – Angle of Repose
Illinois – The Jungle
Indiana – God Bless You, Mr Rosewater
Iowa – Gilead
Kansas – Little House on the Prairie
Kentucky – Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Louisiana – Dead Until Dark {Sookie Stackhouse}
Maine – Carrie
Maryland –  A Taste of Blackberries
Massachusetts – Kane and Abel
Michigan – The Road to Wellville
Minnesota – Lake Wobegon Days
Mississippi – Tishomingo Blues
Missouri – A Good American
Montana – A River Runs Through It
Nebraska – O Pioneers!
Nevada – Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
New Hampshire – A Separate Peace
New Jersey – Are you there God? It’s me Margaret
New Mexico – Crossing to Safety
New York – The Great Gatsby
North Carolina – A Walk to Remember
North Dakota – The Big Rock Candy Mountain
Ohio – Sula
Oklahoma – The Grapes of Wrath
Oregon – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Pennsylvania – Bee Season
Rhode Island – My Sister’s Keeper
South Carolina – The Secret Life of Bees
South Dakota –  Little Town on the Prairie
Tennessee – The Firm
Texas – Why Girls are Weird
Utah – Refuge
Vermont – The Secret History
Virginia – Skinny Legs and All
Washington – Twilight
West Virginia – Jacob I have Loved
Wisconsin – Little House in the Big Woods
Wyoming – Shane

I decided that fictitious cities in named states counted, mostly so I could use Twilight. I used all fiction except for Delaware and Utah where I couldn’t find one, but had read nonfiction set there.

I’m only up to 10 books read for 2013, which is disappointing. Maybe I should start reading instead of playing Candy Crush before bed.


Clean all the things! Again.

Friday, November 16th, 2012

It is sort of embarrassing how often I have posted some grand plan to fix/organize/clean/make wonderful my life/house/blog/beauty routine on this blog. It’s sort of like the people who watch a movie, announce their veganism and then are tweeting about burgers in a few short weeks. I have a book coming that may be my salvation (I hope). In the meantime, I’m going to clean one extra thing every day until the end of the year. I made a list of 10 tasks so far. I’ll be adding to the list next week. I have high hopes. I mean it this time. My hopes are HIGH.

Maybe the background of my photos can stop looking like this:

Or this:

Note the cropping to attempt to hide the mess on the bookcase. (Also any excuse to post this photo. I love doughnut face).

Sigh. Someday my house will be organized and awesome. Maybe I’ll win the lottery and can hire a Carson to get my house in shape like Downton Abbey…

Spencer’s Target Photography Adventure

Monday, September 17th, 2012

The other night, Spencer and I went to Target after dinner, which is an unusual occurrence for us. We’re more day errand people, but off we went and he was a little fussy and I wanted to keep him in the cart without resorting to snacks, so I let him have my phone. I thought he would play a game or something, but he wanted to take photos.

He has a very rapid fire method of taking pictures (jabbing the button is fun, mom) and can easily take 50 at a time. I deleted most of the shots, but some were cute.

Most of them looked like this:

He took a photo of a toy story flashlight. Maybe it was a hint?

When I showed him how to tap focus, things improved.

I’ll close with my favorite. I think he has an eye for composition.

Just thought I would share some randomness. Happy Monday!

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