Category Archives: Just Because

It’s My 12th Blogiversary!

. On January 10, 2011, my little vanity project started out: Well, I guess I’m going to really do this thing.  I don’t know how often I’ll be posting, or if it will be any good, or if anyone will … Continue reading

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National Gluten-Free Day – “One Grain More”

In honor of National Gluten-Free Day (which always falls on the 2nd Monday of January), I HAD to share this hilarious video (please note – the Kellogg’s Corn Flake Crumbs shown in this video are NOT gluten-free; they contain barley malt … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday – Chocolate and Whiskey Liqueur

. With holiday parties coming up, here’s a neat idea for either bringing along to share, or giving as a hostess gift. It is delightfully easy to make, and it is decadently delicious. If you don’t like alcoholic drinks, you … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Classic

. . From 1978, these classic clips from the sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati” never fail to leave me in stitches: . . Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! .

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Tuesday Tunes: “Simple Gifts”

. There are plenty of videos with this beautiful song out there, but I absolutely LOVE the photography used in this one – it’s full of the people and things that make America such a great country: . . (“Simple … Continue reading

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On Jonathan’s Birthday – “Autumn Leaves”

. Today would have been my friend Becky’s oldest son’s 39th birthday.  Jonathan left us much too soon (a car accident in 2001), but he left lots of great memories behind for those who loved him best. One of the things … Continue reading

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“When October Goes”

. Just ask my family – I’m one of the original “Fanilows“, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.  I’ve been hooked ever since I heard “Mandy” on the radio in 1974 (what can I say?  Other girls my age … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

I love Halloween – it’s the only night of the year when you are allowed to wear a costume without being in a play:

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Happy Mother-In-Law Day!

. . Yes, Virginia, there IS a “Mother-In-Law Day” – who knew? It seems that since 1934, the fourth Sunday in October has been designated as the day when we honor the women who have been the target of a … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke…..

. Happy Birthday to me: . . A fireman, a kitten, and margaritas. I’d better go check on that fire that I set earlier smell in the back yard…..

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