Family Fun

Tips for Your First Kayaking Trip

Just over a week ago, we went kayaking with some friends of ours. We were going to be on a creek I was unfamiliar with and a lot of rain had fallen recently, so I was a little apprehensive! Kayaking is a very popular activity in our area. It may be more widespread than that, but my reaches don’t go…

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My First Yard Sale Attempt

This year, I decided to venture into the fun world of yard sales! Each July, our “town” has two days of community yard sales. I knew I had some clothes and cleaning products that I no longer had use for, so I decided to try to have a yard sale. My first very own yard sale! When I was young,…

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Home & Garden, Recipes

Homemade Fresh Salsa

I am so excited to be moved into my own website! Trying to get everything set up was an experience, to say the least! There are still a few things I need to adjust to my liking, and I am learning as I go, so thank you for sticking with me! So anyway, we had a picnic a few days…

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Teaching, Uncategorized

Archery at Hope’s Haven

Three years ago, the small private school I teach at began forming an archery program for the students. Because I had some previous archery experience, I became the coach. This year, we officially joined the National Archery in the Schools Program and had nearly all of our middle and high school students involved in the program. Our middle school team…

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About, Exercise & Health, Uncategorized

Crosscutters 5K

This morning my running friend and I took a bit of a road trip to run a 5K race at a minor league ballpark. The registration fee was donated to a good cause – The Children’s Development Center in Williamsport. This organization provides different types of therapy and other services to children in need of various interventions. When my friend…

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About, Uncategorized

A Few of My Favorite Summer Things

Happy summer!!! Since today is officially the first day of summer, I thought I would take some time to write about my favorite things about summer! (These are not necessarily in order of importance.) 1. Sweet Freedom! Ah, yes. The life of a teacher. I thoroughly enjoy teaching students, but I enjoy a relaxing summer equally as much! I can…

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Crafts, Uncategorized

How to Crochet a Dishcloth

I come from a crafty family. Many of our family Thanksgivings involved forming a production line of Christmas gifts or ornaments that one of my aunts had an idea for. My mom and I have dabbled in many different mediums, but I have come back to crochet time and time again. When I was young, my mom taught me how…

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