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Cya later alligator

WOW this is the last Tuesday of summer. I can’t believe it went so fast…. So in honor of  summer…. We are going to say…

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Cya later alligator

In a while crocodile

Too late rattlesnake

Bye bye butterfly

See ya soon big baboon.

See ya soon raccoon.

Time to go buffalo.

Take care teddy bear.

Can’t stay blue jay.

What’s the story morning glory?

Out the door dinosaur.


In an hour sunflower.

Whoa there, Polar Bear!!

Hang loose mongoose.

Gotta blast pretty fast.

Don’t trip, Potato Chip.

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Here’s a hug ladybug.

Mañana iguana.

Okey dokey smokey.

Bye-bye butterfly.

What’s the tale nightingale?

Tood-a-loo kangaroo.

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Better Skadoodle, Little Poodle.

Say goodbye pumpkin pie

Take care polar bear.

Hasta mañana piranha.

Told-A-Loo kangaroo.

Stay sweet parakeet

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If you know more please add them to the list….

Until next time. Here’s a hug Ladybug and Cya later alligator



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5 hacks to unlocking the feeling of abundance — Infinity pro-Coach

Dave is a new blogger but he really writes some amazing and powerful stuff.  I am a fan of simple abundance.  Read what Dave has to say about it. I hope you will like what he has to say too.  See you tomorrow!  Thanks Pamela

1. Abundance and joy When you feel joyful for no reason, you are in a natural state of abundance. Some people experience this in a deep state of meditation, when their mental chatter slows down. Joy is a deep, profound feeling of peace that comes from the natural, authentic state of being. Take time out […]

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Enough to Share — Unmeasured Journeys

Do you have a phrase that sort of lives in your back pocket and no matter where you are in your day or in your life, you think of it? For me, several phrases come to mind, but there is one in particular that’s been plastered to my heart with imaginary tape ever since my […]

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Enjoy!  See you tomorrow.

Thanks Pamela

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3 Ways to Ask Yourself, What’s the Problem? — Shop Girl Anonymous

I would like to introduce you to Shop Girl Anonymous.  She is a West Texas gal I met recently.  She and I hit it right off.  I think you will be intrigued with this post on problem solving.

I am taking the week off. While I am gone I have left some outstanding posts by great bloggers like Shop Girl Anonymous.  Enjoy and I will see you next week.  I can’t wait to share the adventures with you.

Thanks Pamela

Tips and tools to discovering the root cause to any problem.

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How to organize all the stuff you kids bring home from school.

Now that school is back in session. You know it’s going to happen. Every day or every week they will bring home papers, art projects and test papers. It may have already started and you have to decide what you are going to do with them.A photo by Tim Arterbury.

Of course almost every parent’s refrigerator is an art gallery. But want about giving their masterpieces a more prominent place? You can use clipboard and create a gallery wall that are easily changeable. You can read more about using clipboards to create art galleries from click here

Or Love Grows Wild shows you how to make rustic but elegant clipboard frames

There are lots of amazing ways to display your children’s artwork out there all you have to do it look.

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Another fabulous option that answers the question of what to do with all the treasures they bring home every day.

SCAN or snap a digital photo of them.

Set up a digital photo frame for each of your children.

Digital frames can now share photos without a computer. It connects to the Internet via phone line to download new pictures and information to display on the screen. Basic digital frames have internal memory and just a USB port; some can use a memory chip. They are not complicated to load your pictures on. The most basic digital picture frames contain a certain amount of internal memory and a USB port. You simply connect the frame to a computer via USB and the frame shows up looking like a flash drive, and then drag and drop images to the frame until the memory is full.

You can enjoy their treasures every day and not have lots of clutter – Bonus.

The grandparents love getting these.

Give them a digital photo frame for each of your children.  We have given our parents a digital frame from each of us. That way they can update our photos and share our candid pictures with them on a regular basis. We just load the flash drive and sent it to them.

Grandparents, parents and siblings appreciate getting more pictures from you and that they don’t have to find a place for a new frame.

If you choose not to go digital you can set up albums, boxes or folders for your children. At the end of the year you can choose the best or your favorites and have them made into a book.child_scribble_age_1y10m

What are your thoughts? Digital or hard copy? Really it doesn’t matter as long as you organize them and make sure you give your kids the proper amount of ooohs and ahhhs.

Thanks Pamela

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Photo credit Unsplash and Wikipedia

#organized #kidsart #momlife #livingwithkids #backtoschool #parenting #overwhelmed


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Home….A Sense of Place — The Chicken Grandma

Today is a day that so many of us will never forget where we were…  But Today I am sharing with you a wonderful story from Faye.  She is the Chicken Grandma.  Why because she is the grandma with chicken.  That is not why  I am sharing her story, I  am sharing this today because will all need a sense of home.  I hope you find some sense of place.  I will see you tomorrow.  Pamela

Years ago when my boys were in high school they had an English teacher who made the class write poetry on the topic “Sense of Place”. He wanted to know what spoke home to them. They sat there stumped for awhile and I told them to just think about what they heard from their bedroom […]

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Ahh Summer ~ Good times and Tan Lines… Pool toy storage tips

pool closed photo-1465198901163-2d15b88fecea.jpgFor most of you pool season is winding down. That means time to clean it up and store away the pool floats and outdoor toys. This is also a good time to evaluate the condition of your patio furniture. Have your cushions seen their last pool party? Tiki torches tired? Umbrella’s bent or broken? This is the time to buy new, because they are on sale. Maybe even on clearance. Buy new pool floats, pool toys and the likes now then store them away for next summer. Your wallet will thank me.umbrella photo-1415120735457-ac2559460957.jpg

What about the old? If it is worn out let it go.  However, if you want to keep them here are some tips.


To keep your favorite pool toys in good condition for next year, you need to be sure that they are completely dry. Water damage over time can cause excessive wear and tear with plastic pool toys, making them much less desirable year after year.  Be sure to clean and dry toys thoroughly and once everything is completely dry, store in a cool, dry, place during the winter months to prevent damage.


If you have inflatable pool toys lying around, be sure to deflate them and lay them out flat in a safe area to dry before storing them for the winter.  Once dry, fold them up for flat storage in a dry place until next year.

Pool toys that are in good condition can be kept that way for next year by storing them in a storage container.  This prevents weather exposure and damage from taking place. If it becomes too cold in your area, some of the pool toys and equipment they could freeze and break. Read more tips from winter storage tips for pool toys outdoor furniture from

Living in Arizona our summer sun is very hard on pool toys. They don’t last very long. Between the sun, the chlorine or the salt and hard play. I know I am not the only one to experience this. Unless you are spending top dollar for pool and patio things be prepared to replace them on a regular basis. Even if you are spending top dollar you will need to complete seasonal maintenance on them.  patio lights photo-1464491965784-a12f0f70642b

Ironically for us in Arizona our season is just starting. We are pulling out our cushions, cleaning off the dust from the dust storms or haboobs. I am getting my patio furniture ready for another coat of teak oil and stringing up the patio lights.

Sadly summer is ending.  But fall is just around the corner.  Bring on the Pumpkin Spice everything.   People ask me where’s the fall color change in Phoenix.   It’s on the license plates. Y’all enjoy your fall colors.  We will be welcoming back visitors.

I love your comments.  Have a great day.

Thanks Pamela


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