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#WeekendCoffeeShare: The One Where I Pass the Reigns Back


  Hello, wonderful blog peoples! I hope you’ve had an absolutely amazing week and that the weekend is already magical for you. We’re doing something a bit different here at Coffee Share this weekend…you’ll actually be able to join the link up from here or at Part-Time Monster…both sites will have the same link up, so you can use whichever…

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: The One with a Big Ol’ Announcement


  Hello, beautiful blog friends! I hope your weekend is off to an amazing start! Come on in and let these dinosaurs pour you some delicious, freshly brewed coffee. We have plenty of yogurt and fresh fruit…feel free to grab a snack before we settle in for a chat. 🙂     Last Weekend   Last weekend was another amazing…

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: The One Where Life Just Keeps Being Fun


  Hello, gorgeous blog friends! I apologize for running a bit late this morning…somehow time has already gotten away from me before 8:00 on a Saturday morning. (Mostly because I stayed up way past my bedtime last night, and, in turn, slept in until 7:15 this morning. *gasp*) 😉 Now that I’m up (and partially caffeinated), let’s have a babble,…

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Amazing Plant Maze: A Science & Engineering STEAM Activity | Nerd in the Brain

The Amazing Plant Maze: A STEAM Activity


So, I’ve seen this “plant maze” concept quite a bit around Pinterest and whatnot, but I thought it would be fun to do a couple of new spins on things. (And, okay, I totally just wanted to build a plant maze and watch a little sprout navigate the obstacles.) 🙂 So, what about those new spins? Read on, my friends!…

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Wacky Fun Plants: Dinosaur & Zombie Plants | Nerd in the Brain

Wacky Fun Plants: Dinosaur & Zombie Plants


One of the most amazing things about the plant kingdom, in my little opinion, is the huge variety of adaptations and survival techniques plants have cleverly put into place. While it may seem like plants are just a pile of green leafiness subject to the whims of their environments, there is so much more going on in those little leaves…

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#WeekendCoffeeShare : The One Where I’m in Wilmington


  Hello, lovely blog friends! I’m actually chatting at you from sunny Wilmington, NC this morning, so the coffee is courtesy of the hotel lobby instead of the dinosaurs this week. (And not nearly as yummy, I’m afraid…but it’s a trade off, right?) 😉 Because of my “I’m in a hotel right now” status, I’m going to keep this week’s…

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: The One Where Summer Is Here


  Hello, beautiful blog friends! Come on in for a cup of coffee (the dinos do love to show off their coffee-making skills) and a chat. We’ve gotten to the point in the year where the mornings are definitely for being outside, so let’s move things to the front porch, shall we? Upper sixties and a light breeze? Yes, please!…

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Amazing Air Plants: The Wonders of Tillandsias


In doing a bit of research for my month-long journey into the wacky world of odd and wonderful plants, I came across a fascinating genus of leafy friends that need no soil. Nope, no dirt at all. These little guys get their nutrition from other plants or they slurp up nutrients straight from the air. (What kind of wackadoodle magic…

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Fabulous Field Trips: Carnivorous Plant Garden | Nerd in the Brain

Fabulous Field Trips: Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden


As part of this exciting new adventure into STEAMy topics, I’ve decided a monthly field trip is in order (a thematic one, of course). Since I can’t physically take you all with me (though I would love to), I’ll be providing you with a spiffy virtual tour of a nifty place or exhibit each month…and hopefully you’ll be inspired to…

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: The One Where Things Are Coming Along


Good morning, wonderful blog friends! Come on in and have a quick (but delicious!) cup of coffee won’t you? I’m a afraid I’m in a bit of a hurry this morning, but we definitely have a few minutes to share some highlights! 🙂     Last Weekend   John and I had a great long weekend…mostly filled with disc golf, seeing…

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