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Suburban working mom, Squidoo lensmaster, eBay store owner, techie-geek girl and major biblophile.. writes about all these things!

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  • Give your child the confidence to question authority
    on Jun 23, 2013 in Minnesota kids
    The news is reporting a man in a St. Louis County sheriff's uniform pulled up behind a disabled vehicle just south of Biwabik, Minnesota yesterday and attempted to get the female driver to come with him in his car.  His car, however, did not loo...
  • Just Do It - Dream Trip of a Lifetime
    on Jul 13, 2012
    Thirty years ago I spent my sophomore year in France, and made an incredible group of friends (four American girls, one French gal and one French guy) that have remained my dear friends ever since. We girls had always said that one day we would come...
  • Life is Short
    on Oct 5, 2011 in Steve Jobs Apple
      “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure —...
  • Project 52: Phantasmagorical Fog over Long Lake
    on Sep 15, 2011
    12:52 Phantasmagorical Fog over Long Lake Originally uploaded by WhitePineLaneHey - remember Project 52, my once-weekly photography project that fell by the wayside about a year and a half ago?? Well, it's back - and since I make the rules, I'm pic...
  • The Royal Wedding and the Horror that was Princess Bea's Hat
    on Apr 30, 2011
    What a day yesterday!  What a glorious day for love and lovers everywhere.  Sadly, it was also a day filled with horror for fashion-watchers everywhere, even the Queen....  I had gone to get a cup of coffee and had missed Princess Beat...
  • I haven't forgotten
    on Sep 11, 2010
    Update:  Here is a 9/11 piece that's much more my style (although I still like the video below):  from The Onion, Sep 26, 2001:  "God Angrily Clarifies 'Don't Kill' Rule"Thanks to my friend Louisa for sharing this article on...
  • Photo Friday and a Purple Star!Well, here we are at Photo Friday, and I can't believe I'm three weeks behind in posting pictures.  (Actually I can believe I'm three weeks behind; that's totally how I operate!) In any case, you get "treated" (lucky you!) to four (count 'em, f...
  • Festival of Light
    on Feb 28, 2010 in Minnesota carnival genealogy
    I found a fun blog called A Canadian Family that's about genealogy, family history, and vintage postcards.  The blog regularly hosts "carnivals" where they request blog posts on a certain topic, and bring all the submitted posts together to form...
  • Photo Friday: Hawk Alights
    on Feb 5, 2010 in Minnesota photography Project 52
    Project 52 continues with this week's pic:  A marsh hawk that flew up into the grand pine tree across the street while I was sitting at my desk!  Took this through the den window, with my camera that (luckily) was sitting right there. ...
  • Announcing Project 52
    on Jan 30, 2010 in corgis photography Project 52 tweeners
    Inspired by all the bloggers who have attempted and/or completed a Project 365 (taking and posting a photograph a day, and becoming an amazing photographer along the way), I have decided to start my own photography blog project. But not wanting to b...
  • Comfort and Joy
    on Dec 24, 2009 in holidays home
    'Tis the season, and finally (finally!) the kids and I are off work and school for Christmas. I can't remember Winter Break ever starting this late - it just seems wrong! So much left to do, and tomorrow's Christmas Eve already. So before I run...
  • Third Time's the Charm? Nope - Three Strikes, They're Out. 1-800-No-Flowers.com
    on Nov 29, 2009 in rant FAIL online shopping
    Well, after giving 1800Flowers.com every opportunity to make the situation right (see last post: Bye-bye 1800Flowers.com),  they dug themselves in deeper and deeper, and I have decided not to shop with them again.  I'd like to offer a littl...
  • Bye-bye 1800Flowers.com
    on Nov 28, 2009
    My husband and I haven't hosted a holiday for the extended family for a few years. When we decided to do Thanksgiving this year, I thought I'd splurge, and get a big, beautiful, expensive bouquet from my favorite convenient online floral place, 1800...
  • Having a Zen Moment
    on Nov 22, 2009 in cool products Twitter
    A few weeks ago I won a contest on Twitter by a place called ZenBlocks.com  (@ZenBlocks) wherein I guessed the species of the next batch of Zen Blocks to be made. Working for a woodworking retailer, and trying to keep up on all things wood-relat...
  • Web Tangents: Around the Web on a Wednesday
    on Nov 19, 2009 in Web Tangents Twitter
    First off, HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS, PEOPLE? There is an Eggo Waffle shortage, and we may have to live without Eggo waffles until early 2010. Wha... at?? No NutriGrain Whole Wheat Eggo Waffles on a Saturday morning? I am new to reading The Blogess...
  • Meme Time!
    on Oct 18, 2009 in memes about WhitePineLane
    My friend Amy over at WhisperWood Cottage has passed on two lovely awards to me here at The View from White Pine Lane! They are the Premio Meme Award and the Honest Scrap Award. Both of these prestigious awards require that I tell you, my readers,...
  • Regular eBay Sellers: The Quickest and Easiest Way to Make Money
    on Sep 20, 2009 in eBay eBay secrets
    I have made a discovery today that may shock you. It may astound you. You may even recognize yourself in the tale I'm about the recount...Are you ready? The quickest and easiest way to make money on eBay is to...list things!Yes, I know. It's amaz...
  • Midnight Sun DepressionAm I 14 or 47? Hard to say, by my latest reading obsession: the Twilight series. I finished all four books in 3-1/2 weeks, and with the busy-ness of my life right now, that is some kind of personal record for me. I just "finished" reading Midnight...
  • On Blogging, Tribes, and TimeOr: With a tribe behind her, eight lenses to create, and three blogs to write, will she now make time for what she wants to do (which is to write)?I've just been accepted into RocketMoms, a group of awesome women who make excellent Squidoo lenses, a...
  • My Five New Favorite Techie-Geek WebsitesBack to blogging! And let's start out with my five most recently fave'd websites. Being a Techie-Geek Girl extraordinaire, who as of about six months ago makes her living in Internet Marketing, these all fall into the Tech/Geek/Social Media categor...
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