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Seen This? Guy Takes Us On A Helicopter Tour of Boise

This guy got a camera for Christmas awhile back and took video footage of Boise the next day via helicopter.  It's kinda cool to see if we recognize anything!

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Idaho's Largest Garage Sale
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See You At Idaho’s Largest Garage Sale This Weekend!

My grandma, Si, used to have a garage sale every Memorial Day weekend at the lake cabin where she lived in rural Nebraska, and people came from all over to sift through the treasures.  It was one of those block-party garage sales, so dozens of other houses nearby sold stuff out of their garages too.  It was fun!  I cleaned out my room as a teen and sold as much stuff at the sale as I could.  People snatched up my old Olivia Newton John and Eddie Rabbit cassettes.  Stop doing the math...I'm not that old.

Grandma put some delightful little trinkets on a net-less ping pong table and sold them for 5, 10, or 25 cents each.  Like used frozen dinner trays that had been washed and stacked on top of each other.  Who in the heck would buy that stuff after someone ate fried chicken and microwaved pudding off of it?!  Lake people in Nebraska who needed a plastic plate with dividers in it, that's who!  Haha!  I still marvel at that. Grandma would also rake in the quarters selling stacks of old National Geographic Magazines and packets of jelly that she lifted from restaurants and never used.  My granny was a thrifty thing, and had quite a bit of money when she died...probably from her genius ability to market her wares at these garage sales.

If you find any grape jelly packets tomorrow at Idaho's Largest Garage Sale, be sure and let me know!  You and I will honor my late Grandma's memory together.

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Bacon Brother Advertises Bacon

If you're a meat maker and you want to advertise your lesser-known bacon, who better than the lesser-known Bacon Brother to do the talking.

It's Kevin Bacon's brother Michael Bacon pitching turkey bacon

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I’m a Garage Sale Waitin’ To Happen!

Look at all the crap in my garage!

My excuse is that I just moved in a month ago, and I've had many other things to tend to.  This is actually a reduced pile since much of what was there has already found a place inside the house.  I will keep picking at this pile of wonders until it's all gone, and until every piece of it is in a proper place.  Cuz "Mama don't like messes" and she'll drive herself crazy if this heap stays here much longer.

See any treasures in there?  Come on, it's good practice for Idaho's Largest Garage Sale this weekend!

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Pregnant Moms Will Probably Name a Boy Noah

 

Move over Michael and Jacob!

For the first time ever, Noah is the most popular name for baby boys.

What about girls?

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Susan G Komen Race for the Cure

The MIX 106 "Bosom Buddies" team with Kate McGwire and thousands of survivors and supporters joined in the fight against breast cancer at the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure on Parkcenter Blvd in Boise

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Mom Is Boss! But Who’s The Most Powerful?

The "Most Powerful Moms" list is out, and I don't see your name on the list.  But you deserve it!

Nobody runs a tighter ship, and everyone under your roof listens to you and follows your direction.  I know how this works. Mom is boss.

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Could You Dance The Same Routine For 100 Days In A Row?

High five to the guy who danced the same dance routine in his room for 100 straight days and edited it all together.  I wish I had your free time!  Nice job.

The video is going viral, with more than 2 million view so far

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If You’re a Parent, You’ve Probably Said These Crazy Things Too

I like to make sense, stay grounded, and say practical things that make me seem like I have it all together.  I like to think I have at least a few answers. I don't always, but Mama likes to feel smart, right?

After I had kids, weird phrases started coming out of my mouth and I realized there's a lot I don't know.  In fact, "I don't know" is sometimes the best answer.

As a parent, have things come out of your mouth that you never imagined you'd say? Like, "Ring Pops aren't for breakfast,"  And "You're going to school!  You have to wear pants!"

I'm sure you parents will have some gems to add to this list.

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House Hunting Is Hard!

And just a place to rent not even to purchase, especially when you have a dog. But even worse when you have a big dog!

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