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Book Review – Three Cups of Tea

I started reading Three Cups of Tea as I took my 17 year old son for what we both hoped was his last orthopedist’s appointment due to a broken ankle.  I had picked it up in my summer reading pile.  I have read many books about life in the Middle East but most of my… Continue reading Book Review – Three Cups of Tea

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Patina – by definition – is a film or incrustation, usually green, produced by oxidation on the surface of old bronze and often esteemed as being of ornamental value.   I have always loved those “fake” patinas that artists create.  I was so excited when I saw that learning to create a patina look was one… Continue reading Patina

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Summer Reading

Not only do I love to read, I really think that is what summers are all about – friends, family, maybe a beach or two, tons of music and good reads! Some of my favorite summer reads have been discovered by accident.  I love Jimmy Buffet’s novels.  Two summers ago was the discovery of this… Continue reading Summer Reading

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GPP Street Team Crusade #21 – Irresistible!

Every month I look forward to my visit to Michelle Ward’s GPP Street Team blog so that I can see what Michelle has come up with for the crusade of the month.  Last month it was paper casting which is something I love.  This month it is IRRESISTIBLE – wax resist!  I set off to… Continue reading GPP Street Team Crusade #21 – Irresistible!