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Becky Jerdee
a designer dedicated to simplicty
a designer dedicated to simplicty

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Syttende Mai birthday party for Adam
OK, so Adam's birthday is really May 21 but because he loves being Norwegian, we scheduled his celebration for Norway's Constitution Day.   Party guests were greeted with rhubarb cordials (ok for kids).   The recipe is simple: 2 lbs. of rhubarb cut into 2-i...

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Landon is 7!
It was a great day for a backyard birthday party--a lovely free-for-all afternoon under the maple tree shading a circle of chairs for about 40 attendees...parents, grandparents, cousins, school friends, adult friends from church. And there was the Little Ho...

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Sky Lights, Pipes and Mozart
Exsultate, jubilate, K. v, 165   Rejoice, be glad, O you blessed souls, Rejoice, be glad, Singing sweet songs; In response to your singing Let the heaven sing forth with me.   We treated ourselves to a splendid  Soli Deo Musica  concert at our church yester...

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Our Happy Graduate
The graduate may be happy but so are we! While working as Director of Cost Reduction and Productivity for United Technologies Corporation, Dave did the work that it took to earn his MBA. On May 6, 2017, he graduated from Upper Iowa University  and everyone ...

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Opening Faces
We are discovering garden secrets left behind by a previous home owner. Tulips are popping up along the front walkway and I couldn't resist cutting a few to juxtapose against the reds of our living room sofa.     Hostas galore are coming along in shaded are...

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Easter Tidings
"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song." Pope John Paul II     "Our lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime." Martin Luther    

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Spring Makeover
Here's what happened after the pure white snow (see previous post) disappeared.   Daffodils and pansies Snapdragons   HAPPY EASTER!

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Pure As...
Not as the driven snow. But pure This morning's snowfall was soft and feathery. Big, visible flakes that stacked one on top of the other.

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Living Minimally
It's the last flight of our snowbird adventure. A cash offer on our Florida house makes it possible for us to simplify our lives and go home to just one familiar nest, one property tax, house insurance, and set of utility bills.       We're cutting our poss...

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Pax Vobiscum
We see snowy rooftops through the fog today but by tomorrow the rain will wash the white away. Wishing you and yours a peaceful weekend.
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