Strawberry Infused Iced Tea

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This iced tea is a great drink to enjoy during the final days of summer! For recipe click HERE.

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Farewell to Summer Giveaway from Katherine’s Corner

I am so happy to partner with Katherine to pull together this fun giveaway that provides some items for you to use now (love those flip flop themed items and sweet tee) and some free dollars to shop with later (because seriously who can’t find something on Amazon or Paypal) – Below you will find the information provided from Katherine (our host) about how to enter.

Best of Luck – Sincerely, Debbie

August is here and the last days of summer are not far off. Although I hate the heat, I love all of the wonderful activities of the summer. I still haven’t made it to a beach. But, there’s still time. With that in mind I give you the August Giveaway- Farewell To Summer! This month’s AWESOME giveaway sponsors are Angel from Sew Crafty Angel, Whoop Tee, Debra at Deliciously Inspired, and of course, ME! ( if you would like to sponsor a giveaway please contact me )

Katherine's Corner August Giveaway

What will you win?
A $20 Amazon gift card from Debra.
A $10 PayPal gift Card from Angel.
A Katherines Corner Tee from Whoop Tee ( value $32)
A whimsical flip flop tote bag, napkins and a set of flip flop cheese /condiment spreaders from Me

Entering is easy, log into the entry form using your email address or facebook and click on the first entry on the rafflecopter form.  Confirm you are a follower of Katherines Corner.  Or become a new follower.  Then read the terms and conditions and click yes.  Any other entries you choose to enter are all optional additional entries.  Open to all over the age 18 ends August 29.

To get started – just click on the image below and scroll down until you find the Rafflecopter Entry Form and don’t forget to leave a comment below on what your favorite item of the giveaway is 🙂

farewell to summer giveaway
 

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Day 29 May Blog Challenge-5 Decades

Today’s May Blog Challenge is:

Day 29, Wednesday: Five songs or pieces of music that speak to you or bring back memories. Use Grooveshark or YouTube to include them in the post 

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There are so many songs that have delighted, comforted and encouraged my life but I thought it would be fun to take a song from each of the decades I have fully lived through.  So here is a walk down memory lane…

The 60’s – On Broadway  (The Drifters) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJFYpVlIyqo – Memory:  About 10 years old, warm summer evening, it’s dark and I think we may have gone out for pizza at a new place in downtown San Jose  (not a normal occurrence for my family of 6), window is down in back seat, the air that is cooling down breathes itself on me like a bunch of little kisses, the store lights are sparkling as people move this way and that and  and this song is playing on the station wagon radio – magical.  My life is full of possibilities…

The 70’s  – Fire and Rain (James Taylor) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwugjyeSKx4 – Memory:  I was in junior high and learning how to play the guitar.  I would carry my guitar in its case close to 3/4 of a mile to and from school every M – W – F and this was one of the songs I learned.  It was a grown up song with a sweet simplicity in the melody and words but not easy to play which is so reflective of life at times.

The 80’s – We Built This City (Jefferson Starship) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1b8AhIsSYQ – Memory:  The 80’s were about being in the early years of marriage, going to Hawaii and having babies.  I remember being in our family room and my young children loved to dance to this song.  They danced with abandon and joy.

The 90’s – Baby Baby (Amy Grant) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMXuuYnoRdI – Memory:  God has used Amy Grant’s music to speak to my heart in good and bad times but this was definitely a good time.  My 3-year-old nephew was visiting us from Oregon.  Because we were in AZ it made visits far and few between but I can remember singing this song to him as Amy sang in the background and for that trip it became our song.  One of my greatest joys is being aunt to 8 amazing individuals and I have memories of each I carry with me – but this was a Chad and Aunt Debbie moment.

The 2000’s – Corner of the Sky (William Katt) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Pt1DHFuaQ – Memory:  A shake up of husband’s job found me leaving a job at a elementary school that I loved to spread my wings and take a job at the local university.  I listened to this song while processing the sadness of leaving with the hope for the future.  It was so appropriate the school I was leaving was Horizon Charter School and they were the Eagles.  

 

 

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