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Coffee and Conversation #136 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #136!   Don’t you just love St. Patrick’s Day? I mean, who isn’t up for a good excuse reason to celebrate now and again? My fondest memories of this upcoming holiday were my classmates seeing how many shades of green we could wear to class, and the […]

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Celebrate Presidents’ Day with a President!

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Every year, the third Monday in February is set aside to celebrate Presidents’ Day. Originally celebrated as Washington’s Birthday (and it still is by the Federal Government!), since the Uniform Monday Holidays Act of 1971 it has been broadened to include a recognition and celebration of all US Presidents. Moms, that gives you a week to […]

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How to Teach History Using Fiction

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Wait, wait, I’m not talking revisionist history here, not about “taking sides” or rewriting it to suit our purposes…I’m talking about historical fiction. Many years ago I discovered this genre when I had a daughter who loved to read and was bored to tears with history. In that ever-seeking way that many of us homeschooling […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr Day Resources

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr Day, a Federal holiday celebrated annually on the third Monday in January. Dr. King’s actual birthday is January 15, but the date we recognize it was set by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act (yes, really, Congress took the time to legally decide that…). Anyway, while some people take the […]

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Coffee and Conversation #126 – How are you spending New Year’s?

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #126 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!  

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Coffee and Conversation #125 – Merry Christmas!

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Good morning and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #125 – hosted by PatAndCandy.com!  

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Dip Mix Ornaments Make A Unique Holiday Gift and Treat

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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A while ago I was doing some “holiday prep” thinking and realized we’d be doing a fair amount of visiting over the holidays.  As I was writing my list of special friends and co-workers who I wanted to remember with a little gift, I wanted to find create something a little special, a little different, […]

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Christmas Gifts Galore

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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…and a Giveaway! Well, now that Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, I guess you could say we’re thick into the Christmas-shopping-gift-giving season. If you’re like me, somehow this year I seem to have missed all the great sales and shopping opportunities…but no worries! I enjoyed lots of quality family time, and […]

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During this series "5 Days of Serving Others through the Holidays", we

5 Days of Serving Others – Reaching the World

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Welcome back to the last day of our series “5 Days of Serving Others through the Holidays!” Every day this week we explored a different way to celebrate Christmas. As a matter of fact, we’re turning Christmas around by suggesting ways to gift those around you with something that most likely won’t cost much. I think […]

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During this series "5 Days of Serving Others through the Holidays", we

5 Days of Serving Others –
Impacting Your Community

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Pat is a Yankee city-girl who has been adopted by the sleepy, sunny south. Married for 30 years and the mother of 5, she woke up one day recently to discover she reached the stage of life where she is the “older woman” described in Titus 2:3-5. A coffee lover, the purchase of a coffee shop a few years ago was her personal foray into the small, family-owned business arena.Today, PatAndCandy.com is her outlet for packaging up and sharing the nuggets of wisdom God and life experiences have taught her.
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Welcome back to day 4 of our series “5 Days of Serving Others through the Holidays!” Every day this week we are exploring a different way to celebrate Christmas. As a matter of fact, we’re turning Christmas around by suggesting ways to gift those around you with something that most likely won’t cost you a cent. During […]

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