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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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Life Lately Includes


Social distancing ice cream treat with big sister Madison and Nicolas...


Rare outings with a new favorite accessory...

And the return of summer fruit salads...

With the best-kept secret ever! I am not a fan of canned fruit, but I do like to use a drained can as a base for our fruit salads. I usually use mandarin oranges, but recently discovered mangos! Delicious! I add a drained can of these to a bowl and then throw in whatever fresh fruit I have on hand. On this day it was blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. 

Have a lovely weekend, my friends.
Stay safe and cozy.
Thanks for visiting!

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  1. Good to see the young people. I like your fruit salad...sounds so good to me. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  2. I love fruit salad. Definitely going to try your idea. 👍 Have a great weekend.

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  3. Great salad idea! I will have to give it a try. Have a good weekend. BTW - I am enjoying that book you sent. I may never stay in a motel again.... ;-)

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  4. Summer is all about salads for me. And fruit salad is one of my favorites, I will have to look for diced mango! Have a great weekend!

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  5. Yum And mangoes are such a mess to deal with.

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  6. Yay for fruit season! Cute face accessory :) I really am not enjoying wearing those now that it's getting warmer, makes it hard to breathe. Enjoy your weekend!

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  7. Love fruit salad -- have never thought of using mangos. Maddie loves mandarin oranges. Hope you have a good weekend. Take care and stay safe.

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  8. Great idea for fruit salad, smiles...have a great weekend, smiles.

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  9. I love fruit salad. I love your new accessory.

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  10. Like your fruit salad idea, I have some mandarin oranges begging to get used. I think I know what to do with them now. Your mask looks very summery. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

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  11. Happy Sunday, Billie Jo!
    I love getting a peek in to your world! I am sure you are enjoying these warm summery days...over here in south Africa, it feels like Winter is definitely just around the corner!
    Hugs!

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  12. Your mask is cute!! Mine looks like I'm wearing a jock strap on my face. ; )
    Guess what? I've never had a mango!
    Have a great weekend

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  13. Together is a great place to be, even with social distancing:) and with a CUTE mask! Have a blessed day dear friend, sending HUGS and PRAYERS your way!

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  14. I used to make fruit salad the same way!

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  15. Your mask is cute but would you really go so far as to say it's a new "favorite"??? hahaha! I will have to check into that diced mango. It looks like it would be a good addition to our normal fruit!

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  16. Ooooo, diced mangos, sounds Yummy. Your fruit salad looks wonderful. Fresh fruit is the best at Summertime. It's always a joy to see Flynn's sweet smile.

    Have a lovely week, Billie Jo.

    ~Sheri

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  17. Those mangos are a staple in our home. Caroline discovered them a few years back and loves them. I'm more a peach chunks kind of gal. LOL!

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