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Karen June Miller
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Attended Millikan High School — Long Beach, CA
Lives in Treasure Valley, Idaho
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Why do it if I don't have to?
I am fortunate to not be celiac or gluten intolerant. Some friends suffering from celiac disease have legitimately questioned why I would eat gluten free when I don't have to. Well, having lost weight by cutting out gluten, I reintroduced small amounts of w...
I am fortunate to not be celiac or gluten intolerant. Some friends suffering from celiac disease have legitimately questioned why I would eat gluten free when I don't have to. Well, having lost weight by cutting out gluten, I...
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The Best Tree
Nordmann Fir For the first time in 30 years of marriage, Barry could not go Christmas tree shopping. So, Brock and I set out together on December 20th. It was a cold and rainy Idaho day.  Barry and I usually examine the entire lot before selecting a Douglas...
Nordmann Fir For the first time in 30 years of marriage, Barry could not go Christmas tree shopping. So, Brock and I set out together on December 20th. It was a cold and rainy Idaho day.  Barry and I usually examine the e...
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Summer at the Museum
Idaho City Historical Museum - Karen June Miller [Click to Enlarge] Last August, while moving from the Boise National Forest to Idaho's Treasure Valley, I assumed that my curating at the old gold mining museum was over. My new home was 1 hour and 17 minutes...
Idaho City Historical Museum - Karen June Miller [Click to Enlarge] Last August, while moving from the Boise National Forest to Idaho's Treasure Valley, I assumed that my curating at the old gold mining museum was over. My...
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An adventure a day...
Seasons come and seasons go. There is no heavy-revvy in this, unless we remind ourselves that seasons are not isolated to weather. Shakespeare wrote, All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrance...
Seasons come and seasons go. There is no heavy-revvy in this, unless we remind ourselves that seasons are not isolated to weather. Shakespeare wrote, All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They ha...
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Chewing
SPARRING MATCH Have you ever noticed that changing a habit can become a sparring match! Samuel Johnson is quoted as saying, "The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken." I personally believe that no habit is invincibl...
SPARRING MATCH Have you ever noticed that changing a habit can become a sparring match! Samuel Johnson is quoted as saying, "The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken." I personally...
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Ornament Box Poetry
I collect all sorts of interesting ornaments and Hallmark™ has a home in that collection. In the last decade, I have begun to acquire nostalgic and retro ornaments, as well as those that relate to cooking.  One charming Hallmark™ feature — that can easily b...
I collect all sorts of interesting ornaments and Hallmark™ has a home in that collection. In the last decade, I have begun to acquire nostalgic and retro ornaments, as well as those that relate to cooking.  One charming Ha...
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TIMBER! My 3 and 1/2 week old Christmas tree is just now beginning to stiffen. As I began to take it down, I had to snap this photo. These ornaments remind me of tender-hearted son, Bryce, when he was young. I especially love the one where he is holding my ...
TIMBER! My 3 and 1/2 week old Christmas tree is just now beginning to stiffen. As I began to take it down, I had to snap this photo. These ornaments remind me of tender-hearted son, Bryce, when he was young. I especially love...
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Locavore
Wagner's Farms | Meridian, Idaho Photo by Karen June Miller I adore the locavore movement because it embraces our local farmers, strengthens sustainability, and focuses on more eco-friendly practices. Yet, I continually meet people who are not familiar with...
Wagner's Farms | Meridian, Idaho Photo by Karen June Miller I adore the locavore movement because it embraces our local farmers, strengthens sustainability, and focuses on more eco-friendly practices. Yet, I continually ...
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Jerusalem: A Cookbook
I love the movie,  West Bank Story ! It is a musical spoof of  West Side Story  and involves 2 fast food restaurants in the West Bank: Kosher King and Hummus Hut. David, an Israeli soldier, and Fatima, a lovely Palestinian cashier, fall in love in the midst...
I love the movie, West Bank Story! It is a musical spoof of West Side Story and involves 2 fast food restaurants in the West Bank: Kosher King and Hummus Hut. David, an Israeli soldier, and Fatima, a lovely Palestinian cashie...
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Happy World Nutella Day!
These days, we have so many quirky holidays that almost nothing is left out. I can live without most of them, but I make a grand exception for Nutella!  My family knows that I periodically hide a jar of this silky elixir as insurance: 1.) to maintain my inv...
These days, we have so many quirky holidays that almost nothing is left out. I can live without most of them, but I make a grand exception for Nutella!  My family knows that I periodically hide a jar of this silky elixir a...
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Mindful Eating
I look forward to food and fellowship. I enjoy good dinner conversation, too, except when someone begins to discuss their new diet while abstaining from what the rest of us are eating. Not only do guests become self-conscious about their eating, but there a...
I look forward to food and fellowship. I enjoy good dinner conversation, too, except when someone begins to discuss their new diet while abstaining from what the rest of us are eating. Not only do guests become self-conscious...
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Joy
My Nativity Snow Globe | Photographed by Karen June Miller  Christmas is a miracle wrapped in wonder and introspection. Left alone, it is simple and unencumbered. And yet we know that we have our hands all over it. It would feel odd to do nothing. Ever sinc...
My Nativity Snow Globe | Photographed by Karen June Miller  Christmas is a miracle wrapped in wonder and introspection. Left alone, it is simple and unencumbered. And yet we know that we have our hands all over it. It wou...
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Treasure Valley, Idaho
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Long Beach, California
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I am a spirited, creative, expressive lover of life and people!
Introduction

CURRENTLY

Speaker | Teacher | Singer | Writer | Blogger | Actor | Museum Curator | Foodie

In 2011, my husband and I moved our family from sunny Long Beach, California to the historic gold mining town of Idaho City, Idaho. It was -10 degrees upon arrival. There was so much snow that it took me until May to see what was under it!.

Later, we relocated to Idaho’s Treasure Valley where our pilgrimage continues. We have a mission to thrive, not just survive. We are shedding unrewarding mindsets, seeking a simpler lifestyle, and finding better uses for our time and gifts.

WHO I AM

Jesus is my glue and inspiration! The Bible directs me to what is eternal, life-giving, sustaining, and of benefit to others. As Philippians 4:13 (The Message) puts it, “I’ve found the recipe for being happy whether full or hungry, hands full or hands empty. Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.”

I am playful, curious, and multifarious. Everyday is an exploration and an opportunity to grow.

FREE TIME

Hipstamatic on iPhone | Paper Crafts | Music | Writing | Food Culture | Whole Foods | Vintage | Adventure | Investigating more down-to-earth living...

PREVIOUSLY

Performed in Civic Light Opera and Community Theater | Taught Theater Arts | Directed and Produced Original Plays | Offered Private Vocal Training | Conducted Workshops in Retail Settings | Voiceover Actor

Bragging rights
We are blessed with 3 amazing children and 3 ultra adorable grandchildren!
Education
  • Millikan High School — Long Beach, CA
    1973 - 1976
  • Long Beach City College
    Speech Communications
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Can a mostly sanguine personality be over-networked? I already have my Blog, Facebook, and Twitter groove on, and though I am signed up for

Time for an Autumn Giveaway!
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I LIKE AUTUMN A LOT'M! I feel such exhilaration at this time of year — even if Fall is not official until Saturday, September 22nd. So, I am

GunBlood - western shootout gun duel games
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Your task in this online gun game is to become the most feared gunslinger by defeating all marksmen in one-on-one gun fights. Draw your gun

Tea for Tuesday: Paris
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I have not yet been to Paris, but my "oui" is ready! My fondness for France began, thanks to my daddy, with classic motion picture

Tea for Tuesday
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My previous post captured this same view on a no-snow, foggy Saturday morning just 3 days ago! We didn't even have a white Christmas in 2011

And the 2 winners are...
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DISTRACTION While returning from Boise on Sunday, we witnessed the most spectacular double rainbow — a declaration that rain had finally com

Today's Gold
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There is still more gold in our old mining town than was ever min. Before you reach for Goldpanning 101, please know that the easy gold is g

Where there's smoke...
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This is the river valley leading up to the historic gold mining town of Idaho City. The Old Toll Road (right of center) gave transport to ar

A Long Awaited Visit
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My daughter, Briana; her husband, Brian; and 2 grandchildren, Caleb and Cameryn, arrived in Idaho City from California tonight. This was the

Croc Spots
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I have these dark circles on my body. No, not under my eyes, but on the tops of my feet. It looks like I have some crazy condition. On close

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt
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"For her graduation from high school in 1920, Frankie Pratt receives a scrapbook and her father's old Corona typewriter. Despite Frankie's d

And now I wait...
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Jennifer hosts a movie night once a month and, while I was seated next to the ample window, it occurred to me that I could have birds visiti

Estival
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I have been sipping Arnold Palmers through a metal straw and listening to the audio version of My Name is Mary Sutter for Book Club tonight.

Me, a farm girl?
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The magazine's creator, MaryJane, has been farming in Idaho for 20 years! Another unexpected connection. MaryJane began by toying with r

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The reader is encouraged to "perform a room-by-room audit" to determine what is and is not working. Then, unlike other organizatio