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SnapMe Swimwear

Introducing SnapMe Swimwear,, a bathing suit which eliminates frustrating diaper changing and potty training at the beach or pool! SnapMe Swimwear has snaps in the bottom to make changing a diaper under a bathing suit so much easier. No more hassle trying to get the suit off in time! SnapMe Swimwear makes potty training a breeze! It’s a SNAP! This year we did not get much in as for swimming with AppleBlossom. But next year we’re prepared! Snapme Swimwear has so many cute designs and swimsuits. I just love them. I just know that next year this suit will fit her perfectly, and even this year it served it’s purpose just fine. Even though we are a cloth diapering family, and thus usually use cloth swim diapers, this suit is too cute for words. Gladly I would reach for this one on a picnic or any pool side outing. In. . .

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While We’re Far Apart by Lynn Austin {Preview}

In an unassuming apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, three lives intersect as the reality of war invades each aspect of their lives. Young Esther is heartbroken when her father decides to enlist in the army shortly after the death of her mother.

Penny Goodrich has been in love with Eddie Shaffer for as long as she can remember; now that Eddie’s wife is dead, Penny feels she has been given a second chance and offers to care for his children in the hope that he will finally notice her and marry her after the war.

And elderly Mr. Mendel, the landlord, waits for the war to end to hear what has happened to his son trapped in war-torn Hungary. But during the long, endless wait for victory overseas, life on the home front will go from bad to worse.

Yet these characters will find themselves growing and changing in ways they never expected–and ultimately discovering truths about God’s love…even when He is silent.

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Catching Moondrops by Jennifer Erin Valent {Preview}

Jessilyn Lassiter no longer has to convince people she’s not a child. Having just turned 19 in the summer of 1938, her love for Luke Talley has never been more real. And Luke is finally beginning to care for her in the way she’s always dreamed of. But their budding romance is interrupted when Tal Pritchett—a young, black doctor—comes to Calloway, stealing the heart of Jessilyn’s best friend, Gemma, and stirring up the racial prejudice that has been simmering just beneath the town’s surface.

The tension starts to bubble over when Jessie’s elderly neighbor Miss Cleta becomes the first white townsperson to accept Tal’s treatment. And when a young black man is lynched, Calloway is brought to its knees once again as Jessilyn realizes that her anger can make her heart as full of hate as the klan members who have terrorized her town and her family.

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Ah ha! Victory!

Low and behold I got my feedburner working again! (What exactly is the background on the phrase “low and behold” anyway? Knowing me, I’m probably using it out of context. Alas.) So, here was the issue I was being told that my feed was over 512K, but it was through changing the sydicated feed amount in Settings>Reading> on my Dashboard that fixed it. I changed it to a lower number. *whew* I hope anyone who did not notice I disappeared, notices I’m back! LOL At least it was only a week and not longer…

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One More blog nightmare…

I was updating something on my mom’s new website (www.madebymardi.com) and I noticed that my RSS feed was lagging behind. I went over to feedburner to try to figure out what’s going on and it says that my feed is too big. Yet their instructions for changing the size of your feed are for Blogger. So now I’m clueless and I don’t know what to do. This is so frustrating. When I changed my feed address when I first came over to WordPress that was the biggest nightmare and now it looks like it’s about to happen all over again. It makes me lose just about all the readers that go that way. Because in the mass of blogs that people subscribe to if one disappears, it’s not like they’ll notice. *sigh* I’m just going to sit here and cry.

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Menu Plan Monday – October 18th, 2010

How did your last week of Menu Planning going? Our soup was fabulous (see the image). Then I had a few fiascos (still learning here…). I had to wait on the Gluten-Free bakery recipes, because I’m having a little trouble finding some ingredients… that’s a real frustration, but we’ll see. WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK? Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections are here. Here is what is on our menu for this week: Monday: Chicken Tetrazzini, BHG p. 233 followed by New Orleans Lemon Pie, Southern Pies p. 16 Tuesday: Macaroni & Cheese (from scratch), BHG p 236 with Creamy Spinach, p614 Wednesday: 20-Minute Noodle Bowl (Teriyaki), BHG p 252 Thursday: FREE Friday: Sesame-crusted Cod, BHG p 314 with Maple Acorn Squash, p615 Saturday: Corn dogs (from scratch! well with the franks…), BHG p 407 Sunday: Mixed Grain Casserole (trial x2), BHG ©1996 (printout from SisterL’s book) As. . .

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