My Favorite Summer Treats

By Barbara Rainey | July 19, 2021 | 3 Comments

The lyrics, “These are a few of my favorite things” sunk deep roots into my memory when I first heard Maria sing the catchy song in “The Sound of Music.” While I love “raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” there are other treats that make summer’s heat more bearable and delicious. Like: Le Pops on Kavanaugh  […]

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Friends & Family Fridays #6

By Barbara Rainey | June 25, 2021 | 4 Comments

Happy Summer everyone! Summer for me means early morning walks because it’s too hot later in the day, staying on top of the weeds which grow too fast, picking blueberries and peaches, and making lots of BLT sandwiches with Arkansas tomatoes from farmers markets. Seasons do seem to be defined around favorite foods and activities, […]

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Friends & Family Fridays #5

By Barbara Rainey | May 28, 2021 | 5 Comments

Hey Everyone! Summer is here and masks are going away!  May has been full. I had an email to all of you started earlier this month and then three days ago I wrote another email. And now I’m changing it again. So much for planning ahead. God rules! Dennis and I appreciate your friendship and […]

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The Delight of Reading with Your Kids + What’s in My Mimi Bag!

By Barbara Rainey | May 24, 2021 | 21 Comments

“Now I will go and find my mother!” he said. “Are you my mother?” he said to the kitten. “Are you my mother?” he said to the hen?” Ah, the familiarity and comfort of bedtime stories. While I have given many of our shelves full of children’s books to our kids to read to their […]

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Friends & Family Fridays #4

By Barbara Rainey | April 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Happy Spring everyone! As this letter lands in your inbox today I will be welcoming my “girls” for the weekend. Dennis is out of town speaking at a men’s event in Minneapolis and I invited my four daughters and two daughters-in-law for a weekend of relaxing and pampering without husbands or kids! It will be […]

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