Blessings To You and Yours

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St. Patrick’s Day blessings to all who are Irish, and as they say, “Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!”

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Winter Break is Coming to An End

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Spring will officially arrive soon, on March 20th. And about a week later, our winter sojourn in Florida will “sunset.” We’ll return to Our MT Nest and will enjoy watching as the signs of spring arrive over the next several weeks to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Product Review: Dremel Versa


I recently purchased the Dremel Versa which I had seen advertised on TV in the fall. My hope was that it would make one of my least favorite cleaning jobs easier. I purchased it with the job of cleaning the tile in our master bath shower in mind. Scrubbing tile and grout lines with a brush is time-consuming, and just plain no fun! I usually break up the job and do a little each day over 3 or 4 days. So I hoped that having this new tool would help me complete this dreaded recurring chore more effectively, more efficiently, and in a shorter time.

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Focusing on Gratitude in 2019

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A friend of mine chose this word as a focus for the next year. That got me thinking about all the things I am grateful for. I am grateful for the many blessings I enjoy. I am grateful for my good health  and that of my husband I am thankful for my beloved children, their spouses, and my four amazing grandchildren. I am grateful that I live in a beautiful part of the United States and that Mr. MT Nest and I are able to travel to places that we enjoy visiting. In addition to these blessings, I am grateful for many of the people that I deal with on a regular basis.

I think my friend who chose “gratitude” as her word for 2019 is onto something. She inspired me to focus on gratitude as well. I decided that I want to focus more during 2019 on those people who bless my life in so many ways.  Continue reading

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An Oven-Cleaning Magic Trick

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We’ll be leaving for Florida next week and I want to leave the house in good shape, so I am working on some cleaning and organizing tasks this week. After the holidays my oven needed cleaning. Roasting a turkey, a standing rib roast, numerous other meals, not to mention a baking marathon had taken its toll on my oven. Spills and splatters, and a coating of grease needed to be removed. So Thursday morning I got on it. Today I’m sharing a tip for easily achieving sparkling clean oven racks. Continue reading

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