American Girl Chapter 2 ~ Finding Felicity

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Felicity: felicity (n.) late 14c., from Old French felicite (14c.) “happy, fortunate, fruitful, fertile.” If you missed my previous post on my recent discovery of American Girl dolls please go here if you want to catch up. Now I’ll tell you the rest of the story… I never dreamed of having my own Felicity especially since she’s been retired for a few …

The Paradise

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A friend told me about this charming period drama set in a department store in Victorian England. I’m on episode 4 and find myself looking forward to it in the evenings like dessert! I wanted to pass it along to you, too. So far it’s clean, unique, and chock full of great acting and emotional moments – just like a …

Home

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One of the recurring themes in my novels is home. That longing for a place, a safe haven, some refuge not quite attainable in this world. Here are some poignant words on home worth repeating… You want to go home. The instinct for heaven is just that: homesickness, ancient as night, urgent as daybreak. All your longings—for the place you grew up, for …

Hope you can join us!

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Save the date for the Fall Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! We’ll be live Friday, 10/18 at NOON mountain time, and the hunt will go on through Sunday night, 10/20/13 (midnight, mountain). Now, I know you all are wondering about the prizes…Two runners-up will receive all 25 books in their mailbox, and the grand prize winner will get an iPad Mini …

Fashion Friday…1868 wedding ensemble

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12 Piece Wedding Ensemble, Louise Loomis Burrell, Little Falls, NY December 30, 1868 Dress:  Under Bodice, White Organdy Valenciennes Lace of Fitted Bodice, Pink Ribbon Trimmed Jacket, Trained Skirt and Over Skirt Accessories: Veil’s Wax Flowers, Linen Hankie, White Shoes with Rosettes and Box with Lid, Lace and Organdy Purse, Lace Trimmed Box with Lid, Belt with WaxFlowers “Condition is very …

Andra’s obsession

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While researching the founding families of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studying their names and occupations in the 1820’s, I discovered that spinster daughters of wealthy families like the Ballantynes were often passionate about genealogy. I found this rather amusing and ironic given they weren’t helping perpetuate the family lines! But these older maidens/matrons enjoyed a bit of genealogical meddling, so to speak, and left …

George takes a bath…

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I’m back in the 18th-century right now working away on a historical novel set in Virginia just after the Revolutionary War. I feel inspired! While researching I came across this fun, informative video on giving George a bath. A couple of years I was able to see this exhibit and fell in love with George all over again – all …