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Sequel: Easy to Make Spring Orchid Arrangement I love orchids and flowers. Cut flowers in a vase in an open house adds warmth and smiles to guests when they enter the property. But it can be expensive if you don't have a flower garden you can harvest cuttings from. So, I made these arrangements t...
05/06/2011
Easy to Make Spring Orchid Arrangement Really, this is easy--no hot glue involved. It's the kind of project that can be done in thirty minutes, provided you have the materials on hand. The finished product can be used for staging the bathroom, fireplace mantel, or any nook that needs some color. ...
05/05/2011
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This is probably nothing new.  After finishing at the Realtor® Expo in Collinsville, Illinois today, and after dinner, I find myself scrambling for something to blog about.  It's now 9:15 PM here in O'Fallon, IL and my brain is not engaged and the clock is ticking!  I decided to look at my pictur...
05/04/2011
Spring Fest at Scott Air Force Base, IL Come to the Outdoor Recreation and Rod & Gun's Club for an Open House/Spring Fest on base on Saturday, May 14, 2011 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. As this is a family event, expect to participate in many activities. Fun for the kids galore with bouncy castles, fa...
05/03/2011
What's At the End of Your Rainbow? It's been four years since I joined ActiveRain, but unlike many who blog every day, the most I've posted in a month is 11, back in April 2011 and November 2009.  No more... for the first time since being a member here, I'm now holding myself accountable to blog ...
05/02/2011
Newsflash! Hallelujah!  According to Fox News tonight at 9:53 P. M. CST, Osama bin Laden is dead. Waiting on the White House announcement. Drudge Report headline http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/osama-bin-laden-killed/story?id=13505703 ABC, CBS, NBC report the same thing.  This is a great night to b...
05/01/2011
OPEN HOUSE SUNDAYMAY 1, 20111:00 - 3:00 P. M. 1209 Applewhite, O'Fallon, IL 62269 Visit this open house and see for yourself this ready to move in home with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, and more than 2500 square feet of spacious living.  As you enter the open foyer, the lovely staircase between the forma...
04/30/2011
Celebrate the Month of the Military Child April is designated the Month of the Military Child for all our military members' children and youth under 18.  They are recognized for their resiliency, character, and sacrifices in their role in the armed forces community.  *This Defense Department Comm...
04/27/2011
The Manors at Fairwood Hills Home Owners' Association Meeting If you happen to live in The Manors at Fairwood Hills in O'Fallon, Illinois, there's an Home Owners' Association (HOA) Meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2011, at 7:00 P. M. It will be held at the O'Fallon Public Safety Building on 285 Nor...
04/25/2011
Wild Wednesday Beauties For the Wild Wednesday Group There was a weather warning and watch issued for Scott Air Base last night, so just in case, I decided to take pictures of our tulips in full bloom in the backyard late afternoon yesterday.   To be fair, my husband planted them last fall.  He s...
04/19/2011
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