November 2016

Festivals and such a holiday must

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How do you get into the holiday mood?  For me it is a combination of things, putting up the tree and adding ornaments is always a trip down memory  lane. Seeing ornaments kids and grandkids made. Other memory triggers are the ornaments picked up during travel. The pinneapple from Hawaii, the blue and white from […]

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It’s not fancy, but the Old Lux (formally named the Old Luxemburg Inn) is like visiting an old friend that serves affordable, tasty food with a few memories on the side.  The Old Lux was a place to go after prom, a place to go for an anniversary or a big night out, or just […]

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If you love southern rock, blues and Americana music or just plain love the Kentucky Headhunters consider adding their 12th album On Safari to your list for Santa.  The album is an eclectic mix of music that speaks of their southern roots and the connection to the man the album is dedicated to, James Howard […]

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Thankful for the memories, of family and friends during Thanksgiving.

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With the holiday season officially up on us, its time to think back and remember friends and family, and make new memories as well.  Looking at this picture makes me think about the great fun we had when my cousin came to visit.  She is far away, in California, but never far from my mind. […]

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Adventure Santa Strikes again!  Holiday fun with this awesome Christmas planner.

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    On November 13th I introduced my first adventure with my grandchildren and Adventure Santa.  I received this fun toy to review for my blog and have had great fun thinking up activities for me and Adventure Santa to do with the grandkids. The first time Adventure Santa made his appearance to Cade and […]

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Farm Layouts from the National Farm Toy Show-Check out other farm scenes during your winter travel!

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If you like farming and travel, you will love farm layouts that are part of some of the farm toy shows that are rife all over this winter. I must say, farm layouts are probably my favorite part of the National Farm Toy Show. Every year I love to go and see what the designers […]

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Edgar Lee Masters Home, a Petersburg, Illinois literary site

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Petersburg Illinois is a beautiful town with some Abraham Lincoln roots.  Not far from New Salem, where Lincoln spent years before moving to Springfield, it was there that he met the famous Ann Rutledge.  Young Ann passed away before their romance (which historians have not confirmed) ever got off the ground. Although she lived in […]

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This is a sponsored post and all opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. With Christmas knocking at my door, I need to get rolling on my Christmas shopping. As a wife, mom and grandma with a travel habit I find myself often on the road and time for hitting the stores is diminishing.  […]

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Holiday Adventures with Adventure Santa

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Adventure Santa was hiding out in the rocking chair in the living room when my grandkids came in looking for him. With his green shirt, red pants and backpack Adventure Santa is on a mission to help families enjoy the holidays and most important of all, spend time together.     I told my five-year old grandson […]

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Pedal Mania at the 2016 National Farm Toy Show

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Almost everyone has a farm toy pedal memory. For me since I didn’t grow up on a farm, my memories tie in with buying, a Farmall newer model pedal tractor when my son Jason was little.  Pedal memories also coincide with my husband and his farm toy collecting hobby. Keith has a variety of John Deere and some Graham […]

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