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Julie Stiegemeyer
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Beautiful winter day
Enjoyed a beautiful walk in the forest preserve today. On the one hand, I hate the starkness of winter. But on the other hand, a walk in the woods on a day like today reminds me of what is left behind when the trees and bushes have lost their summer foliage...

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Pumpkin Pie Experiment
I grew up in the generation that loved jello, canned goods, and frozen foods, and while my mom was a great cookie baker, she didn't spend a lot of time on pie baking. So when one of my college professors asked if I had made a pumpkin pie from scratch, I sor...

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A great storytime
Storytime at Elmhurst Public Library yesterday was wonderful! Lori Lorenz was a wonderful host and provided a great setting for our turkey-themed set of songs, books, and rhymes. We shared these books and stories, great for any Thanksgiving, turkey-themed g...

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Coming soon!
And as the year winds down, I'm looking forward to two upcoming holidays: Thanksgiving and St. Nicholas Day! Thanksgiving - Need a book for that?   Gobble Gobble Crash! A Barnyard Counting Bash Turkeys are on my mind these days as I'm preparing to share my ...

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Maple Day
The morning light slants golden into my yard today as the maples leaves are drifting to the frost-tipped grass. One of those perfect autumn days when the whole world looks alive with fall colors. I had spotted some gorgeous ginkgo trees on a drive and they ...

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Why rewrite it when it's said so perfectly? November   by William Cullen Bryant Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun!
One mellow smile through the soft vapory air,
Ere, o'er the frozen earth, the loud winds run,
Or snows are sifted o'er the meadows ba...

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Bulb Planting Time
It's Bulb Planting Time! I finally got out to my garden today--something I've been trying to do for weeks--to plant my daffodil and tulip bulbs. This year I decided to plant deeper and to layer some mulch over the top so that (hopefully!) the squirrels won'...

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The Artist's Way, part 2
Today is the second installment of my webinar on Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way . This class's assignment was to read the first two weeks of the book, and then discuss the tasks and content in the hour-long web discussion. In these two chapters, Cameron t...

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Happy Hallow's Eve (AKA Reformation Day!)
Well, it's Oct. 31, and time for a little pumpkin fun. If I get inspired, maybe a Reformation poem will come later. Pumpkin Pumpkins, pumpkins, burning bright, on front porches in the night. Jagged teeth and gleaming eyes are your Halloween disguise. Light ...
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