I have always been fascinated by the suicide forest in Japan. If you haven’t heard about it, it’s the place where people go to kill themselves in Japan. It is supposedly haunted and no one will enter it unless they want to die. It is a 14 square mile forest that lies at the northwest […]

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When I was little, I loved to daydream. I can remember sitting under a tree (or on my bed) with my eyes closed for hours just thinking. I always lived in magical worlds and had amazing adventures. When I wasn’t daydreaming, you could find me with my nose in a book. The Surprising Imagination of […]

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This post has been sponsored, and a product was provided. I’ve always encouraged my kids to read. From as early as I can remember, either I was reading them a story or they were reading one themselves.  While my daughter could always be found with a novel, my son has always gravitated more toward comics […]

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There is no better way to spend a cold weekend than by sitting on the couch with a blanket, a cup of tea and a romance book. I don’t do that often. I generally don’t have the time. But, sometimes, a book is just impossible to put down. Luck Be A Lady by Meredith Duran was […]

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When I was younger, one of the few channels my parents got on television was PBS. We didn’t get cable, and I spent a lot of time watching documentaries and educational programs. Those early years on PBS, watching Julia Child, are also what got me interested in cooking programs. Now that I’m older, I enjoy […]

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Marty and I have always been into preparedness. We stock up. We think about what we’ll need in emergencies. We try to be prepared just in case. You never know what will happen and living in a rural area, if we get stuck, we’re stuck.  Blackout PBS American Experience on DVD gave me insight into […]

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Halloween is such a fun time of year because you can let your imagination run wild. There tend to be more movies and books about paranormal topics, witches, ghosts, monsters, fairies, etc.  Since I enjoy themed mysteries, I thought it would be fun to put together a list of the best Halloween mystery books. Best […]

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At some point in our lives, we start to wonder about where our food comes from. As children, the answer might be that it comes from the grocery store. Taking that one step further, we realize that the grocery store gets it from a warehouse, who gets it from somewhere else. Sometimes, we make changes […]

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One of the benefits of living in the country is that I’m able to be closer to my food and where it comes from. Not only are there farms and orchards in my neighborhood, but we also have our gardens and ducks and chickens.  Whenever I hear about another scare with salmonella or another foodborne […]

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I just love Halloween movies! Monster movies are one of my favorite parts of Halloween. I don’t want anything that’s too scary, but a family friendly Halloween movie like Hotel Transylvania 2 is just perfect!  It’s opening in theaters on September 25, 2015, so it’s just in time for Halloween! This post has been sponsored. […]

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