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E …Have you heard of Etsy?

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Have you heard of Etsy?

As in etsy.com?

I stumbled upon it a couple of years back.

Regular people like you and me make a living by selling what they create online.

I thought it would be fun to show a couple of “spring time” things that I searched for …

Birdhouses

 

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I am in love with the upper left Small Condo Birdhouse!

Bird feeders

 

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or what about … Bird Baths?

 

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Whatever you are looking for … a unique gift for someone, an accent piece for your home, or a gift for yourself this is a great place to find that something special! I do not have a business on etsy.com nor am I getting paid by them. I am just someone who loves this site and you might like it too!

Here is a list of some of the fun things you can browse …

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The list goes on and on. I am thinking about the possibility of opening shop on etsy someday.

If it happens … you will be the first to know!!!

Hugs and make it a great day!

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D … Photos of my Dog, Meet Paxton

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Once upon a time,

2 years ago

there lived a King and Queen,

Mr Man and I

who adopted a dog puppy,

Paxton.

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He was the fairest dog in all the land

do not tell him I just said that!

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who snores when he sleeps as loud as a man

no joke!

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Who grew and grew and grew and grew!

this guy can really eat

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A dog who was chosen to grow up with this little one

the princess who reigns our kingdom 🙂

A princess who finally got brave enough to get close to him just this past week

who knew this princess is just as afraid of dogs as the Queen is!

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And they lived happily ever after!

True story

Hugs,

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A week in Branson,Missouri

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Have you ever wanted to visit Branson?

I thought it was for old people … I was wrong. In fact, if you are older … you will not have fun on the hilly terrain. It is geared for the “whole” family. I am going to keep the commentary short and share my photos of our trip to Missouri.

 

One of the ways to keep Miss Precious connected to us as we leave for a week or longer is to buy a stuffed animal on the trip, take pictures of it in various poses, and send them to her. By the time we get home she already feels as though she knows them and has an instant friend. This trip she wanted us to take Olivia and Leo to find a new friend. One, no big deal … but 3 in public? The looks we got! LOL

 

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Mr Man and I were so excited to see a bit more spring … i.e.. less snow 😉

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All pictures of Ty were for Miss Precious …

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Opening Act at Dixie Stampede

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Dixie Stampede/Dolly Parton’s Venue

We watched an awesome show while we ate. This is a must see if you are in the area.

(no photos allowed during the show)

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I had to take a picture of this newspaper article and send it home to my daughter.

I could not believe that I left home and headed South 700 miles to find MORE snow!!!

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Cold weather … hmmm, what to do … what to do?

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Ty wants me to shop! I concur 🙂

The Coach store? Oh, ok, I will see if I can find anything that speaks to me.

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A new coach purse and Black Walnut ice cream. Does it get any better than this??? Hard to beat this combo!

(Because it is virtually impossible to find original Black Walnut ice cream in Minnesota, My. Absolute. Favorite. EVER. I had it almost every day we were there.)

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Do you see the flags blowing? Cold people … COLD!

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Every town needs a Ginormous Chicken … Right?

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The sun came out and we needed to exercise after all that Black Walnut ice-cream.

Observation deck, six flights up … good thing I am not afraid of heights!

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The views were spectacular!!!

Branson, Missouri.

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Branson Attractions

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Wax Museum

My first time ever in a wax museum!

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BEST. SHOW. EVER?

JOSEPH

The show was the most amazing play I have ever seen. Definitely a  must see!!!

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(No photography allowed during the play)

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Some walking and window shopping along the river.

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A fun group of 6 brothers called “Six”.

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Am I boring you all yet? I am almost finished. I promise!

I have to include some photos I took on the road trip home …

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My favorite

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And as we get closet to Minnesota, we start to see snow …

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The last picture that I sent to Miss Precious … all three of her “friends” reading a story in the Reading nook that I made for her.

Sent this picture with a message, “Reading a goodnight story and excited to see you tomorrow on Easter.”

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I hope this finds you all having a great day!

Hugs,

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