Monday, July 7, 2014

A Few Favorite Things

Review This! is a group blog, written by a double handful of women who are passionate about writing.  Our personalities and topics vary greatly but we are all passionate about a common thing. We all are excited about sharing information about the things we love.

As the someone who loves to wander around the mid-Atlantic region I usually share the places I love to visit during my travels.  Today I’d like to share a few of my favorite things instead of places. Interestingly enough, many of these things have something to do with my adventures in this region.


I love simple and functional things like my Bubba Tumbler. As I write this, I am sipping an iced mixture of Cranberry-Pomegranate and water drink with a sprig of mint that was grown in my vertical garden on the balcony. I am not the most gifted gardener, add this to the logistics of my living in a teeny third floor apartment, and gardening is not always a success in my world.  But I’m not alone in gardening passion in the world of blogs.  There are many gardeners who write and I never grow tired of reading their helpful and creative ideas.  I probably would not have tried to grow mint on my balcony until I read about it from fellow writers. Now, I not only grow it successfully, but I use it daily.

When I’m not writing, I am often reading.  I read everything from children’s books about the places I see, like the magical ‘wild pony Island’ (our family nickname for Assateague Island) and the Scientists who care for the pony population to adult romances, dramas, and memoirs that are situated in the mid-Atlantic region.  My three favorite authors live and write this region.  The very talented story tellers gift me with plenty to do on the days I want to kick back and relax with a good book.

I think today is one of those days. 




Image Credit: ©Dawn Rae – All Rights Reserved 


13 comments:

  1. Such fun to read about your favorite things. We all have 'passions' that make our lives more interesting and it's very cool to learn about the passions others have.

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    1. I agree. I have had so much fun reading the passionate stories from my fellow Squidooers. AND I have learned to make pies successfully because of it!!!

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  2. My idea of the perfect summer oasis: sipping that minty cranberry-pomegranate refreshment while reading in the midst of a vibrant green mini garden. Ahhh... life is good!

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  3. Love your idea of adding the word Squidoo yo Internet searches. Great idea

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    1. Thank you. I have found so many helpful things on Squidoo. It has become habit to check Squidoo first. And, for example, with things like recipes, Squidooers are really cooking it that way. It seems like on other sites, that isn't necessarily true.

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  4. As a fellow passionate person, I can agree that via Squidoo one can find as many resources as there are interests. Hm, looks like I will have to try out your lovely drink recipe for a great excuse to use the fresh mint growing in my container garden. And, I too learned some wonderful ways to container garden from the pages of Squidoo.

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    1. Thank you Susan. I think you will love the drink. And it is a great excuse to go out a pick a piece of mint.

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  5. Dawn Rae, you are truly one of the most gifted writers on Squidoo and I am so very grateful that you are a part of the Review This! Team. You often enchant me, tempt me to travel, hike & explore, and now you will no doubt entice me with things I have never seen before and authors I have never read. It is always a delight to read about you and your favorite things.

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    1. Aw, mouse, that is the most wonderful bunch of compliments. Thank you. Now I'm all "tongue-tied" so I'll just leave it at "thank you."

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  6. I have so enjoyed the multifaceted view of the Mid-Atlantic Travel Contributor on Squidoo! You are a real treasure, Dawn Rae. I love your tip of adding "squidoo" to search items... There is truly a wealth of info to be gleaned on the pages of Squidoo.

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  7. Dawn Rae, the rest of our blogging team summed it up, it's great to have you here and sharing our love of Squidoo.

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  8. Thank you Ruth. There are not enough hours in the day or dollars in my pocket to do all I've added to my "to-do" list after browsing Squidoo. There is so much to learn on Squidoo!

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