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A fun craft night with Canary Jane

Social media is so funny sometimes. A gal that I have known online for a long time had an event recently and it was the first time we got a chance to meet in person. Even though we live in the same county. It’s just like that sometimes, isn’t it? Anyway, her blog is Canary Jane, so please hop on over and check out her post about the evening. She has more photos that I do.

It was fun to have a little girls night out, and practice drawing leaves. The end result was a wreath around a quote. I picked the quote below, as it so often fits life. We are having fun, and later those are the best memories. Here is my finished wreath:

She is planning to do more craft nights in the future too, so if you are local and those kinds of things are up your alley, but sure to follow her blog for announcements.


Oreo is doing it again! New flavors!

Oreo has released three new flavors; Cherry Cola, Kettle Corn and Piña Colada. Of course we wanted to try them since we have been trying to give all the new flavors a shot! Sadly our local Target was all sold out of the Piña Colada (which was the one that sounded best to me).

Well, the Cherry Cola did taste like cola. It had popping candy in it which was fun, but there was a seriously strange flavor in it that wasn’t yummy. I didn’t like them at all. I think my husband liked them more than I did, as he ate more than one, but we both agreed we wouldn’t buy that flavor again.

The Kettle Corn was pretty tasty, but kind of odd at the same time. It was sweet, and had that caramelized sugar flavor in it. It also had a buttery flavor to me, like popcorn would. It’s supposed to have little puffed pieces inside, but I couldn’t feel them. Worth eating more than one of them though.

Hoping that we can find the Piña Colada at another store so we can give those a try too. I do wonder why they only made those in thin instead of regular size, but I have a feeling they might be the best of the three.

Have you tried any of the new flavors? What did you think?

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Farewell 2017, welcome 2018

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. Time sure does go fast, and it seems to be speeding up each year.

I used to pick a single word as a theme for the coming year. Looking back in my archives here, it seems I haven’t done so since 2011. Oops!

I haven’t given it much thought for 2018, and to be honest I am not sure that I will choose one. The whole holiday season kind of snuck up on us this year, as we were busy dealing with the craziness of life and doing things like replacing my car, and sadly, also our HVAC system. Oh yes, after 20 years driving Rhonda the Honda, it was finally time for a new car.

Also, I have noticed that I tend to forget about my theme word a few months into the year anyway. Perhaps it’s just too rigid? It’s more enjoyable to take the days as they come, and not try to force so much into it, but just let it be what it is.

I do think I might start sharing here more often again though… just for fun. No sponsors, no traffic goals. Back to “the good old days” so to speak, when blogging was about connecting with other people.