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O is for Otter


noun: any of several aquatic, fur-bearing, weasel-like mammals of the genus Lutra and related genera, having webbed feet and a long, slightly flattened tail.

This is my “O” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

Not many people know this about me, but I LOVE, LOVELOVE otters. And here are just a few reasons why. Continue reading “O is for Otter”

N is for Nature


noun: the material world, especially as surrounding humankind and existing independently of human activities; the natural world as it exists without human beings or civilization; the elements of the natural world, as mountains, trees, animals, or rivers.

This is my “N” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

Even though I’m a perpetual homebody, I have always found nature itself to be fascinating and serene. Continue reading “N is for Nature”

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If you’ve been following along with my almost daily #AtoZChallenge posts, you might have noticed that I haven’t published anything in a while.

Well, there’s a reason for that. Continue reading “We’re interrupting your regularly scheduled programming for an important message”

M is for Mythology


noun: a body of myths, as that of a particular people or that relating to a particular person; the science or study of myths; a set of stories, traditions, or beliefs associated with a particular group or the history of an event, arising naturally or deliberately fostered.

This is my “M” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

I’m not quite sure when it started, but I’ve always had a fascination with mythology, tall tales, folklore, legends and fairy tales. Continue reading “M is for Mythology”

L is for Little Free Library


noun: a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.

This is my “L” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts on my site, I am an avid reader and lover of books. So when I was first introduced to the concept of Little Free Library, I immediately wanted one of my very own. Continue reading “L is for Little Free Library”

K is for Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

noun: a person who shares beliefs, attitudes, feelings, or features with another; also called kindred soul

This is my “K” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

This is going to be my love letter to the most amazing, quirky, and wonderful community of weirdos that I’ve ever had the good fortune of knowing – The Bloggess Tribe. Continue reading “K is for Kindred Spirits”

J is for Jackalope


noun: a mythical animal of North American folklore described as a jackrabbit with antelope horns.

This is my “J” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

I can’t really pinpoint when I first started my interest in the mythological creature known as the Jackalope, but it has persisted, even more now that I’ve done some research on them.

Continue reading “J is for Jackalope”

I is for Iowa


noun: a state in the central United States: a part of the Midwest. 56,290 sq.mi. 

This is my “I” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

This may come as a shock to some of you, but I do actually love Iowa – the state where I was born and raised. Continue reading “I is for Iowa”

H is for Haiku

noun: a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons; a poem written in this form

This is my “H” contribution to the “A to Z Challenge.”

In case you weren’t aware already, my theme for the A to Z Challenge is my favorite things. A LOT of things that are my favorite start with the letter “H,” so in order to do them all without having to pick one over the others, I’m going to express my love for them in, yep, haiku. Continue reading “H is for Haiku”

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