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I heart dandelions

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on August 8, 2014

Seriously? It sounds weird, I know. But I really have always liked dandelions. Of course if stems from childhood. Instead of having the adult reaction of annoyance at seeing them in my yard, I think of being a kid and feel an impulse to run over, pluck them and blow their fuzzies off! But there’s […]


Ghouls just want to have fun

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on November 7, 2013

I met Joanie in grade school at Immaculate Conception. She was the older sister of my classmate, Matt, and our friendship began not long before she graduated from eighth grade and moved on to junior high/high school. When I graduated and began high school elsewhere, that seems to be when our friendship really took off! […]


Friendship needs no words

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on January 14, 2012

I had flown home to North Carolina to spend a week of summer 2004 with my family. On this day Daddy was out in the front yard building a little brick border around a flower bed, and Mom and I were hanging out with him while he worked. We had Spenser out with us, and […]

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by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 27, 2011

Blogtoberfest Day 27 Don’t miss out on my GIVEAWAY (closes 12:00 midnight EST on Sunday, October 30th)! Today’s layout uses photos from Halloween 2005, when Matt and I darkened the lights on our own house so we could help our neighbors hand out their treats. Norm and Linda, the neighbors right across the street from […]


Blogtoberfest Day 3

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 3, 2011

Dressed to impress Today I challenge you to pull out a few older Halloween photos and use some of the great new products that are available to scrap them. That’s what I’ve done here, using a photo of me and my brother in 1972 and new Bella Blvd supplies. Phil and I are all gussied […]