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Taking the 10 Gallon Challenge to Help My Community

It seems like summer is a great time for charitable challenges to be launched. A few years ago, I did the ice bucket challenge which was a lot of fun and raised money for a great cause. And some of you may remember that a really long time ago, some of us took on the […]

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Lots of Differences from One Grocery Store to Another

We all have these connections to grocery stores that we rarely even think about. Whether you love them or hate them or, like most people, fall somewhere in the middle, we all have some opinion. For me, grocery stores have always been a touchstone of sorts. You Learn A Lot from a Grocery Visit I […]

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Things I Learned on an Avocado Farm – Video

Every time I see an avocado at a grocery store or in a dish, I grin as I remember the time I got to go to an avocado farm. I came home and shared some videos on Instagram, etc but I am just getting around to blogging some of the tips I got as Mimi Avocado […]

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An Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe for Instant Pot

Chicken tortilla soup is something I find myself ordering time and time again in restaurants. I love it. The flavors and textures come together and I smile from ear to ear. finally I decided to try to make some, but as usual, I didn’t use a recipe. I bought chicken breasts without a plan or […]

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Be That Aunt or Uncle…. Not Just to Your Siblings’ Kids

WAIT! Today is #auntsandunclesday?!?! So glad Auntie Anne’s alerted me to that on Twitter. I started celebrating early yesterday by being that aunt. Let me share a story that got a 140 character mention in my stream that became a Twitter conversation and now a blog post. While waiting at the mall to get a […]

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Learning About Bees & Conquering Fear (Video)

Lots of people are afraid of something and others just don’t get it. I have always been afraid, even terrified of bees. Growing up, I always heard that if dad got stung, we had to take him to the hospital, so when I got stung by honey bees and started swelling up like crazy, I […]

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My #HeyLetsGrow Container Garden is Really Late this Year

Last year by this time, not only had I shared a few posts about my container garden, I was enjoying some of the fruits of my labors according to the photos in my Facebook “on this day.” Those nudges make the reality seem all the harder. My garden is really behind schedule for a few […]

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Top 18 Farmers Sharing Their Passion & Farm Photos on Instagram

When folks ask about the social media channel that I enjoy the most, I tell them Instagram (if we aren’t already connected, I’m JPlovesCOTTON and as a sample, here’s a photo I took recently). I mean, afterall, I got my first job to fund my photography habit (I have never stopped buying cameras either! It is […]

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