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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.

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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”

G is for Gardening


noun: the act of cultivating or tending a garden; the work or art of a gardener

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

If you would have told me in high school that I would one day grow up to enjoy digging in the dirt, planting flowers and setting up vegetable gardens, I would have laughed in your face so hard I may have even snorted. But it’s true – who knew I had a green thumb?

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F is for Firepits


noun: a pit dug into the ground or made from stones, masonry, etc., for keeping a fire used for cooking or warmth

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

It wasn’t until I moved to Minnesota that I learned to really appreciate the awesomeness that is the firepit. Continue reading “F is for Firepits”

E is for Exploring


verb: to traverse or range over (a region, area, etc.) for the purpose of discovery

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

I’ll be the first to admit that I have a bad habit of being a homebody. There are many things I’d love to do, but for one reason or another – be it anxiety, lack of motivation or familial obligations – I often find myself missing out on opportunities that I know I would enjoy if I only allowed myself to. That’s why I’m so glad I actually followed through with my plans this past Sunday.

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D is for Daughters


noun: a female child or person in relation to her parents; any female descendant

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

You know how parents like to throw around the insult “I hope one day you have kids just like you?”

Well, whatever voodoo curse I was hit with MULTIPLE times as a child and teenager, and adult – it stuck. And I have not only one clone, but two.

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C is for Coffee


noun: a beverage consisting of a decoction or infusion of the roasted ground or crushed seeds (coffee beans) of the two-seeded fruit (coffeeberry) of certain coffee trees; the seeds or fruit themselves; any tropical tree or shrub of the genus Coffea, of the madder family, especially C. arabica and C. canephora, cultivated commercially.

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

This post is going to be my love affair with coffee in three parts. Enjoy!

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