“Memories you’ve shared, gone for good, you feared They’re all around you still, though they’ve disappeared. Nothing’s really left or lost without a trace Nothing’s gone forever, only out of place.” From Mary Poppins Returns “Nothing is ever really lost to us…” Tomorrow Annie, Garry and I are going to spend a family afternoon at […]

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Adoption, Blog, Children, Family, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Lifestyle, Quotes

The Secret Life of Memories

My husband, Garry, has been in California this week, leaving Annie and me here to hold down the fort.  The first day he was gone Annie and I went shopping, watched a movie, did a bit of gardening – just everyday girl stuff.  So yesterday I decided we should take a day trip and visit […]

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Baked Goods, Blog, Food, Grain Free, Healthy Living, Organic Gardening

Extra Zucchini? Bake A Chocolate Zucchini Cake!

Hey there! I decided I would try something new and give you some helpful information but tell it in the form of a story.  The story is about Mike and Margaret (Maggie) Harrison, the owners of Maggie’s Magical Garden and Inn, in Eaglerock, Virginia.  Maggie has an organic garden (a woman after my own heart!) […]

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Baked Goods, Blog, Creating, Family, Food, Fruit, Grain Free, Inspiration, Uncategorized

ARE MY TOMATOES EVER GOING TO RIPEN?

Hey there! Thanks for joining me again for part two of my tips for you to think about BEFORE you start a redecorating project!  Here’s the link to Part I if you haven’t had a chance to read it: libbyandme.com  Currently, I’m hot and heavy in the throes of redecorating my daughter, Annie’s room. I […]

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Blog, Creating, Design, Family, Lifestyle, Paint, Redecorating, Uncategorized

Part II – Three Tips For BEFORE You Start A Remodeling Project

First, A Bit Of Advice Let me offer you a piece of good advice before you decide to buy a house:  be sure you see the house with your own eyes and walk through it to get a feel for what you’ll be spending the next 15 to 30 years paying for.  Trust me on […]

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Blog, Creating, Design, Family, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Paint, Redecorating

Three Tips To Help You BEFORE You Start Redecorating

I’d like to start with a confession: Until a month ago, I’d never heard the name, Danielle Walker. Once my daughter, Elizabeth, had suggested I follow “Against All Grain” on social media, but who wants to follow a person who is against ALL grains?  I’m a baker at heart, and I didn’t think I could […]

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Ancient Grains, Baked Goods, Blog, Grain Free, Recipes, Uncategorized

How I’m Learning To Eat What I Love

My “Manuscript” The third or fourth draft of my manuscript was typed, edited and carefully deposited into a large yellow manilla envelope. I’d worked on it for years, and it was finally ready for final approval. It was the story of the second half of my life as I thought it should and would play […]

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Blog, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Vision

How To Regain A Purpose For Your Life

Have you read Rachel Hollis’ book, “Girl, Wash Your Face”?  I’m sure I’m not in her age demography because no one has called me “girl” in about 30 years.  But being older than her average intended reader didn’t seem to stop me from loving the book or learning a lot about myself and how to […]

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Blog, Inspiration

How To Take Your Own Advice And Win

My daughter married in 2012, but her old bedroom looked like she had just packed up and moved away.  The well worn bedspread added to the room’s tired look. The windows were dressed in bamboo roller-shades, with no drapes at the windows to soften the room’s lack of ambience.  If I had been using the […]

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Blog, Design

How To Create An Enchantingly Beautiful Guest Room

The Great Adventures of Annie My website should probably be called, “The Great Adventures of Annie and Her Mom” instead of Libby & Me, because this little gal is the reason my blog is in existence today. But that’s a story for another day. The dream of being Annie’s mom started one hot summer afternoon […]

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Blog, Inspiration, Travel

Why Loving Annie is My Greatest Adventure

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