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Eastern Shore Experiences

We’ve lived here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland since 2000. This is a wonderful place to raise

children. And many of my favorite Eastern Shore Experiences about which I’ve blogged, had to do with

activities done with my children.

I’ve also been lucky enough to contribute a couple articles to Mindie Burgoyne’s site,The Travel Hag.

Her site is a jackpot of interesting articles on exploring the Eastern Shore.

The Travel Hag

 

Articles for Mindie included a piece entitled

Inside Denton’s Museum of Rural Life : Four Houses and Three Centuries.

This tourist destination happens to be right across the street from me and really, well, neat.

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Another piece I wrote for Travel Hag was on the Foundry, the Arts Council’s headquarters and the encompassed art gallery all contained in Denton’s Arts Council House. Called ‘Denton Foundry is an Art-full Dollhouse’ , the house is also located in downtown Denton, MD.

 

 Our little town is renovating itself one building at a time.

Why I’m OK Teaching a Creativity Workshop

Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Gathering My Lessons, Visual Me | 3 comments

Why I’m OK Teaching a Creativity Workshop

If I had a dime for every time I heard, “Oh Shalagh you are so creative”, I’d at least have five bucks. This became one of those phrases that made me twitch perhaps because I didn’t think of myself as having any kind of creative superpowers which was obvious to them but not to me, until it finally was. I think perhaps what they meant was they wished they knew the secret creative permission spell too. Fast forward to the past several years when I intentionally indulged myself in creative challenges to gain creative confidence. I followed many...

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The Trivia Fundraiser Design

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Friendship, Gathering My Lessons, Visual Me | 0 comments

The Trivia Fundraiser Design

Our Fellowship fundraiser this year happened in the middle of February (since when does February get so busy?).  But the Trivia night activity had me stumped and grumped for a visual theme for a trivia fundraiser. I like to make one big visual statement with each event. The anchor applique for the Anchors Away fundraiser last year. The huge bandana for the Hoe Down fundraiser. But this theme had no visuals for me to work with, other than heads with gears. So I just went with colorful and cheesy. I had to have the silver tinsel curtains,...

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Christmas 2016 is Decorated

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Nest Feathers - Home Design | 4 comments

Christmas 2016 is Decorated

When asked why I hadn’t gone to any effort to wear an ugly sweater to our neighbor’s party, I answered, this is not my realm of effort. I use every drop of my holiday creativity to decorate my tree. My tree is for me and it kicks everyone else’s tree’s butt. Plus at my age, you don’t want to waste an opportunity to look good at a party. Please. I usually don’t like to start decorating too early, as in right after Thanksgiving. Because, if I only have a month’s worth of joy for holiday decorations, I...

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Food Porn

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Housewifery, How Does My Garden Grow, My Joy of Cooking | 6 comments

Food Porn

I realize that you may or may not know how much I love to cook. I do take pictures sometimes of what I make but I even more seldomly am posting them. I don’t know why. Well maybe it’s because there’s a lot that goes into being a food blogger. Except who doesn’t like oggling the pictures. And we all need some inspiration to be in the mood for food to make. So I’ve decided to give you a food porn picture-athon for today only. Enjoy! Homegrown garden tomatoes went into gazpacho (recipe here) and homemade tomatoes...

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Summer’s Ending

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Gathering My Lessons, The Good Mother | 0 comments

Summer’s Ending

After our teeth cleanings, I moaned to Penny behind the desk at the Dentist’s office, “I’m done with Summer. I am just so done.” I’d begun to chew rigorously on the inside of my lip from the stress of the two bickering in the back seat on the way to the appointment. I was glad that the dental hygienist hadn’t mentioned the damages during my teeth cleaning. Knowing that school is a mere 5 days away, I can almost let my breath out. The Summer played out like the swim test my son took and passed. Started out confidently,...

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Unethical Electrical Supply : A Horror Story

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Gathering My Lessons, The Soapbox | 2 comments

Unethical Electrical Supply : A Horror Story

At the beginning of the year, I say to Mark,” We got this notice in the mail about switching to an ethical electrical supplier. What do you think?” He says, “Well it’ll cost a little more. It’s up to you.” I say, “Well it seems a good idea let me just do it and be willing to pay a little more.” How I wished my husband hadn’t been so easygoing that day. That he’d been a cheapskate and said for me to forget being ethical this time around. But he didn’t proclaim “change is bad” like any other control freaking out...

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Moonvine’s Spring Open House This Weekend

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Friendship | 0 comments

Moonvine’s Spring Open House This Weekend

In case you missed this announcement, as my blog may not have sent out my post correctly yesterday, I will be offering some of my work for sale at my friend Pama’s shop called Moonvine this weekend. I will be hanging out for part of the day so come just say hi! Moonvine’s First Annual Spring Open House Saturday April 30, 1026 10 am – 4 pm 21 N. Harrison Street Easton, Maryland To see the post with all the pretty pictures, go here. And If you enjoyed what you read, subscribe, via the subscription box in the sidebar, to my thrice...

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Moonvine’s First Annual Spring Open House

Posted by on Apr 27, 2016 in Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences | 3 comments

Moonvine’s First Annual Spring Open House

Here’s the story of how Moonvine’s owner Pama and I became friends. 15 years ago, My sister and I were walking around Easton, Maryland one day and she spotted a funky little shop across the street. It was between the ice cream parlor and the coffee shop on Goldsborough Street. And she insisted we go in even though I didn’t really want to. Just didn’t seem to be my kinda place. Inside there were cute little fairies everywhere and flowers. And Michelle spotted a picture she really like. I think she bought it. We got to...

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Anchors Away Service Auction

Posted by on Feb 12, 2016 in Creative Projects, Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Visual Me | 4 comments

Anchors Away Service Auction

This past weekend, my husband and I had the pleasure of creating the “special” for the special event service auction fundraiser at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Easton to which we belong. This may have been the fifth special event I’ve decorated here plus various potlucks through the years. A service auction is where community members donate goods or services and these are then auctioned off with the profits going to the church. I donated Help For the Hapless Hostess. Mark donated a round of golf. Many throw dinner parties,...

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Saturday Snowday

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Ahas, Daily Shalagh, Eastern Shore Experiences, Gathering My Lessons, Raising Fair Fiona, The Good Mother | 5 comments

Saturday Snowday

When we were kids, snowday meant a day off from school, more TV than usual, and maybe some rice crispy treats. Playing in the snow was a special added plus. I’m all grown up now with my own children and I can earnestly say that for Mommys, snowdays are a dreadful hell on earth. Add a sick child and they’re a more special hell but still a hell. No matter how much I prepared and shopped and cleaned, the actual “being trapped in the house” snowday meant perpetual messes and no time alone for myself unless I was cooking. It meant a...

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