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 Jim and Lisa
Jim (long-time hubby) and Lisa (me)

Brianna (oldest daughter) and Patrick (her boyfriend)

 mom and dad
Preston (son-in-law) and Megan (middle daughter)

Matt (Andrea's boyfriend) and Andrea (youngest daughter)

Mac, Jak and Bubby — Bloggy nicknames of Gramma's stars (Megan and Preston's boys)


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    Giveaway: Birdfeeder subscription from Mr. Canary Direct®

    A great giveaway in the Back Room! Backyard beauty all winter long: Mr. Canary Direct® subscription giveaway. Click the graphic below for details and to enter.


    Three-fer Thursday: Thanksgiving food & fun

    With Thanksgiving now a mere two weeks away, I'd like to offer up a second serving of some seasonal treats you may have missed the first time around.

    thanksgiving tips

    Click the images below for the original posts. First up, the...

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    A new face, courtesy L'Oreal (sponsored)

    Looking for a fantastic face cream? Read this sponsored post in the Back Room: L'Oreal Age Perfect renews, replumps, refreshes.

    L'Oreal Age Perfect


    Baby talk

    A sign hung in a prominent spot in my home during the full-nest years. It looked like this:

    thou shalt not whine 

    It was that sign, in fact, which now hangs in a...

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    Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and 9 more goodies I could eat every single day

    I recently ate at least one Reese's Peanut Butter Cup every single day for eleven days straight. Most of those eleven days it was more than one.

    I blame it on Halloween. And the lack of trick-or-treaters just as much as my lack of motivation to keep my grubby hands out the bag of leftover candy.

    food obsessions

    See, Jim bought the BIG bag of Halloween candy this year, and when...

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    Road trip to Granny, plus GRAND Social No. 130 link party

    Road trip to Granny

    Most of my weekend was spent in the car. Jim and I headed out early Saturday morning to drive up to the Black Hills of South Dakota to visit his mom — as well as his sister and brother-in-law, who graciously host us during visits. Sunday morning we hopped back into the car for the trip back to Colorado.

     boomer son and aging mother

    It's a long and relatively uneventful (and butt-numbing) trip, but...

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    Saturday movie review: 'Elsa & Fred'

    Ah, new love. There's the goose bumps, the first kiss, the exhilaration, the dining and dancing and deciding when the time has come to spend the night together. And, of course, there's the baggage of past relationships and the awkwardness of introducing a new love to the ol' family.

    Or so it goes for young lovers in the movies.

    Elsa & Fred

    So goes it for older lovers in the movies now, too, namely in...

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    Seeing stars: Time for the 2014 Starz Denver Film Festival

    I love movies. Whether it's in a theater or at home, watching well-crafted films is one of my favorite things to do.

    Starz Denver Film Festival

    Because of my love for films, I'm delighted to announce that the 2014 Starz Denver Film Festival kicks off...

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