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hardwood floor

When I was searching for my last two apartments, I specifically wanted hardwood floors. I hate carpeting. It holds dust and dirt and stains, and never feels as clean to me as a smooth, hardwood floor. What are your most desired qualities in a floor? Have you ever had to live somewhere that was someone […]

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cast iron skillet

I asked for a cast iron skillet when I was in my early 20s. I’m not even sure why I wanted it, now – I just know I’d read about cast iron, and it seemed like a romantic and wholesome way to cook my food. Have you ever tried cooking with a cast iron skillet? […]

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soap dish

One of the things I loved about my kitchen when I first viewed my current apartment is the vintage sink, complete with the original fixtures. There’s this funky soap dish that’s attached to the taps, and I love how it holds my chunky, handmade, all natural, vegetable oil soaps. How do you wash your hands […]

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slow cooker

The weather has been cooler, the last little bit. I haven’t started using my slow cooker yet, but it’s only a matter of time. I love slow cookers – I love the wonderful flavours that develop when the food is cooked gently for hours… Do you have a slow cooker? What kinds of things do […]

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the power button

I met a friend’s grandson last weekend, and he was a very curious young fellow. He wanted to know how things worked, and he asked me how to turn off a floor fan operating nearby. I pointed to the power button and said, “See? This is what the power button looks like – a circle […]

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I tend to avoid petroleum products, but I recently bought this petroleum jelly because I read that it was a good laxative for cats. You rub a bit on their fur, they lick it off, and it goes right through them. Vaseline is one of those trade names that has become synonymous with its product […]

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queen anne’s lace

Many people love Queen Anne’s lace because it’s a plentiful weed that looks lacey and lovely in a fresh cut bouquet of wildflowers. It smells quite strong, though. Do you have Queen Anne’s lace growing near you? Do you like cut flowers? Do you prefer potted plants? If you were going to give this flower […]

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raggedy ann

I got this Raggedy Ann doll from a family friend when I was a child. My brother got Raggedy Andy. I have both of them, now. Did you have any soft dolls as a child? What were their names? Have you ever made a doll, or made doll clothes? If you were going to design […]

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I photographed these mushrooms when I was walking in one of my favorite woods recently. They were growing at the base of an old poplar tree – dozens upon dozens of mushrooms, all around the roots. What’s your least favorite memory of eating mushrooms? Have you ever seen mushrooms growing in the wild? Have you […]

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the good china

My mom is making an inventory of some of my parents’ things, and I helped her this past weekend by taking some photos of this china set. Do you have a good set of dishes? When did your family use “the good china” when you were growing up? Have you ever thought about getting rid […]

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