Author Archives: Gigi

{Beautiful Joy} from the African Violet

“She had not consciously formed the thought in her mind, but she realized that she had expected the inside of the woman’s house to look much like her tumbledown main store vacated-store. Instead, she was looking into a neat and tidy kitchen. The furniture was old but cared for, the table and cupboard cleared of […]

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Family Traditions: A Little Women Brunch

“Eventually beloved customs stretch like a golden ribbon over long years to bind generations together tenderly in memory. Simply stated, what more in life could any of us ask?” – Mrs. Sharpe’s Traditions   With many changes occurring in our extended family- which includes one set of  grandparents recently moving across the country and no […]

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Gingerbread Blessings

“Fathers, mothers, remember this: and if you would not have your children lost to you in after-life — if you would have your married daughters not forget their old home in the new one — if you would have sons lend a hand to keep you in the old rose-covered cottage, instead of letting you […]

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Setting the Stage: The Morning Routine

[I have been asked to write about my routine and time management. A lot of my time management begins in the morning, before the house stirs. Here is an account from this morning. Note added: My usual rising time is anywhere between 4:30 and 5 a.m. Yes, I had to train myself to wake up […]

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A Visit to L.M. Montgomery’s Home

This is an unusual post for me – but one of our favorite little adventures is to take a peek into other people’s homes. The girls and I love to notice a home that has been decorated particularly pleasant, perhaps individualized for the owner’s personality, with a little whimsical touch here and there, something out […]

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