Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesdays with a Twist Link Party

Our News This Week...  It was a very grand weekend.  My daughter invited me to the annual Fin and Feather Fall Festival at the edge of Lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma.  Her adorable daughters came with us.  She is such a clever mom.  They were given $10 to spend, but she gave it to them $5 at a time.  That really helped the little sweethearts stretch their spending.  Several booths had $1 items for the kiddos.  We ate funnel cakes and drank lemonade, and had a wonderful time!  As we were on our way back to the car, a little voice mentioned it had been a long time since she had stayed at my house.  Another darling voice said, "Me, too."  So, guess who came home with me?  More junk food, more crafts, and plenty of sweet memories.  Photos coming soon!  ;-)


Oak Leaf on Moss

Monday, September 25, 2017

You're the Star {September} Extra Week of Features

WELCOME!  Can you believe we are only one week away from October?

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsncuylahd.jpg

(Sometimes we will have 5 Mondays in a month - these 5th special Mondays are called "EXTRA feature" days)


Sunday, September 24, 2017

A Barn and Some Hay

My full time job (besides blogging) has me on the road quite a bit these days, regularly buzzing around four different counties here in Arkansas.  I am so very blessed to live in a beautiful area.  When something catches my eye and makes me smile, I snap a photo with my phone.  Do you mind if I share?  ;-)


For this shot, it's right behind the store at the corner of Highway 23 and Highway 12 between Eureka Springs and Clifty.

Where have you been lately?  What did you see? 

;-)  -Marci

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pelicans at Pier


These vacation photos were tucked away and forgotten.  



'So glad I stumbled across them this morning!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Book Review: The Art of Mending

by Elizabeth Berg

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A partial synopsis from Good Reads:  It begins with the sudden revelation of astonishing secrets—secrets that have shaped the personalities and fates of three siblings, and now threaten to tear them apart. In renowned author Elizabeth Berg’s moving new novel, unearthed truths force one seemingly ordinary family to reexamine their disparate lives and to ask themselves: Is it too late to mend the hurts of the past?

My thoughts:  Three siblings raised in the same home by the same parents have very different personalities along with varying memories of their childhood.  Laura and Steve are overwhelmed as Caroline asks them to recall specific events as she reveals her perspective.  When an aunt trusts Laura with a family secret, she begins to understand what Caroline is trying to tell them.  I found the story very interesting, but not one of my favorites.  For me, the book was OK, but not great.

What have you been reading?

;-)  -Marci

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Link Party Feature!

Exciting news today!!  My tutorial for making your own 



is being featured today at 

Wednesday AIM Link Party Featured Bloggers

hosted by


What an honor!  If you have time, hop over to the party!

;-)  -Marci

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesdays with a Twist Link Party #230

Our News This Week...  Things at work are wicked busy.  Have you noticed I've begun a new series of posts called "Travels with Marci"?  'Just random photos of whatever catches my eye when I'm on the road.  I hope you'll enjoy them.  They will be filed on my blog page titled My Ozarks.


These are are Cherry Red Angelonia from my Patriotic Planter.