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A fun family game nite idea

I found this on stumbleupon.  We love a good spelling bee, my daughter and me.  We’re going to take turns calling these words out to each other and letting my husband be the judge/point-taker/referree whatever!  Try this with your family.

(American) Common misspelled words

Words commonly misspelled, or spelled correctly but not used properly: Note: these are American spellings!

A: absence, accidentally, accommodate/accommodation, according, ache, acquit/acquire, again, against, aisle, allegory, almost, always, although, ancient, airplane, aging, agonize, apologize

B: beautiful, beginning, believe, bellwether, body, build, business

C: calendar, consensus, cemetery, changeable, confidence, conscience/conscientious/conscious, coolly,  criticize

D: decided, defendant, describe, despair, difference, dilemma, disappear, disappoint, disguise, distance, divide, double, drunkenness, dumbbell

E: easiness, embarrass, exceed, exhilarate, existence

F: familiar, famous, finish, foreign, forest, from/form

G: gauge, government, grateful, guarantee, guardian, guest, guilty

H: halve, happened, harass, height, here/hear, high

I: illegible, imagine, immediately, independent, indispensable, information, inoculate, instead, interest, irresistible

J: jewelry, judgment, juice

K: kernel/colonel, knowledge

L: language, league, leisure, license, liquefy, a lot, listen

M: machine, maintenance, meant, measure, medieval, memorandum, merchandise, millennium, mischievous, misspell, month, mountain

N: necessary, neighbor, neither, nighttime, noticeable

O: occurrence, occasion/occasionally

P: paragraph, pastime, period, phrase, playwright, possible, precede, preferred, pressure, principal/principle, privilege, prominent, purchase, purpose, pursue

Q: quite, quiet, queue, questionnaire

R: receipt, receive, recommend, reference, referred, region, relevant, remember, rhyme, rhythm

S: says, separate, sergeant, several, similar, sincerely, soldier, sugar, sure,

T: temperature, theater, there/their/they’re, thousands, thorough, threshold, to/two/too, tomorrow, tournament, truly, tyranny

U: unanimous, unforgettable, unfortunately, until, usually

V: vacuum, variety, various, vary, vehicle, vicious, village, villain

W: wear/where/we’re, weird, weather/whether


Y: yacht, yield

Z: zucchini

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Posted by on January 15, 2012 in Life in general



All better now….finally

I have had to be away due to 2 brief illnesses as well as the holidays.  Holidays are hard enough but battling illnesses at the same adds to the frustration.  I’m not completely well physically but I will be fine!


I have been clearing bookshelves in my off time.  I had forgotton much of what I had and I needed to dust anyway.  The majority of my books have been boxed up because I simply don’t have room for all of them.  I have two different categories of books 1) My books that I will NEVER give up and 2) books I have listed on .  If you have excessive books this is the way to go!  Check it out.

As I was going through my books I thought if something were to happen to me and my daughter had to go through all of this stuff what opinion would she form of me just based on what I read?  That’s an interesting thought, isn’t it?  I have poetry, humor and esteem-building/thought provoking books as well as my “secret” books that I dont’ really display.  They’re not adult in nature, not that kind of secret. Being a pagan I have things that are not mainstream. Divination, spirit communication, astrology, recipes for non-food helps in magic…  My daughter knows I follow a pagan path, but she doesn’t really understand it. I have introduced her to it but she’s 15 and able to make her own decisions about the path she wants to follow so I haven’t pushed my ideas on her.  I hope she will see that the lighter side of mom enjoyed a good laugh and was able to see the humor in most anything; and that the darker side wasn’t the frightening kind of dark but “good witch” kind of dark. I hope she will understand the reason that was kept private and that one of the main things in magic is to keep silent, Keep your practice under your hat and just KNOW yourself what you’ve done, see the result and smile on the inside.

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Posted by on January 15, 2012 in Life in general


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Family Snack Idea (Series)

This is the first post of a series I want to blog.  We seem to want to snack alot lately so I’m looking for healthy snack ideas that wont expand the waist…or drain the budget.  These look quick and simple and I already have some of the ingredients on hand.


Ham-and-Cheese Crescent Snacks


  • cook time:  18 mins

  • servings: 12

Better Homes and Gardens

Premade crescent dough helps you get this dish prepped in only 15 minutes. Offer this to your family as an interesting alternative to ham sandwiches or as a quick, casual appetizer before a ball game.


  • 1 8-ounce package (8) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 cup cubed cooked ham
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or American cheese (4 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Unroll crescent roll dough onto an ungreased baking sheet. Pat or roll dough to a 13×9-inch rectangle. Crimp edges of the dough.
  2. In a small bowl combine butter and mustard; stir until smooth. Spread evenly over dough. Top with ham, onion, and sweet pepper. Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden and cheese is melted. Serve warm. Makes 12 servings.
  4. Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare as directed through step 2. Cover and chill for up to 2 hours. Bake as directed in step 3.
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Posted by on October 2, 2011 in Uncategorized


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