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January 24, 2023
Family and Filmbox from Jo's Country Junction

Before I get to today’s post I want to remind any auction winners that it’s time to fill out the form if you haven’t yet. You can find the form HERE. On Sunday I invited my siblings and spouses to my house.  You might remember that I discovered the app called Filmbox that took old […]

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January 24th: It’s a working day for me from Jo's Country Junction

The Villa Rosa blog hop is taking you to these blogs today. Bernie at Joy  at Electric Quilt at Now to today’s post.  January 24th, 2019 was a tough one for me.  I look at that day as the beginning of the end.  Today marks the four-year anniversary. For you long-time blog readers you already […]

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January 20, 2023
What’s New at the Doctor from Jo's Country Junction

I had my doctor’s check-up this week in fact, I just got home. If you’re a regular blog reader you know I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer back in December of 2015.  I had surgery to remove my thyroid in 2016 and was treated with Radioactive Iodine. Long story short, the treatment didn’t work.  Over […]

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December 25, 2022
Merry Christmas!! from Jo's Country Junction

Merry Christmas to you all!! I’m getting all nostalgic with you and sharing my Christmas circa 1967.  I’d have been two.  This was what was in my Christmas stocking. Notice my banana is even a little brown.  HA!! The ball of tin foil is for sure a popcorn ball.  They were a tradition then…and still […]

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December 14, 2022
It’s My Birthday!! from Jo's Country Junction

My kids have been encouraging me to take the day off.  I thought about it but then I had a couple of people worried and emailed me wondering if I was okay…or if Gannon was okay as I took off the morning post. I don’t want anyone to worry so…I am popping in long enough […]

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December 7, 2022
A Family Time Lapse from Jo's Country Junction

When I was getting ready for Thanksgiving and the kids coming home, I decided that the pile on the table needed to get sorted.  It’s been sitting on the corner of the table for several months…I had every intention of taking care of it but it never happened.  I think we all do that from […]

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November 30, 2022
Dishwasher Woes…Again, Again, and Again from Jo's Country Junction

Never buy a Whirlpool dishwasher.  Well actually, you do whatever you want, but if you do buy one, don’t say I didn’t warn you. We bought a brand-new dishwasher when we moved into this house in January 2015.  I was so shocked when 2019 rolled around and I was having trouble with my dishwasher.  After […]

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November 24, 2022
Thanksgiving Greeting from Jo's Country Junction

Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrate.  For years and years, Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Christmas is okay but… it comes with so many other obligations and pressures that sometimes it’s hard to enjoy.  Easter is my favorite religious holiday.  The church music at that time of year is top ten. For me, […]

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November 18, 2022
Our Favorite Shop: Maker’s Market from Jo's Country Junction

My daughter Kalissa has her shirt business and occasionally she takes shirts to Maker’s Market in Sumner Iowa.  They sell them for her.  Kalissa called me last week, asked what I was doing and if I wanted to ride along so she could deliver shirts.  I said sure.  It’s my favorite antique/decor spot to go […]

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November 15, 2022
Recap of Last Week from Jo's Country Junction

I am so sad.  I wrote a whole blog post and it somehow disappeared into the ether.  UGH.  That rarely happens to me so I shouldn’t complain but I’ve been busy and time at the computer has come at a premium so losing a post isn’t any fun…so I’m giving up my cross stitch time […]

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November 8, 2022
Weekend Happenings… from Jo's Country Junction

Last week I was on Grandma duty as Kalissa, our adult daughter, fought her nasty ear infection.  She had daily appointments to get her ear cleaned out.  What a mess.  Anders, Kalissa’s son, caught another cold… …and so did Gannon.  Here Izzy is hanging with Gannon as he gets ready to take a nap. I […]

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November 7, 2022
SIGN UP FOR NEWLETTER/Check out Instagram from Jo's Country Junction

If you’ve been reading the blog for a bit you know I am constantly getting plagued with a question like the one you see below. “I used to get your Blog through Bloglovin but they just aren’t what they used to be. Then I signed up for it on this page and got it for […]

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November 2, 2022
Recap of Last Week… from Jo's Country Junction

My Monday started with the arrival of Annie my foster pup.  I picked her up and ended up in town longer than I expected. Tuesday Annie pooped and I had to drive her sample to the vet.  The Cresco Ladies were here and I ran around trying to catch up around the house. Wednesday was […]

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October 26, 2022
Another Busy Weekend from Jo's Country Junction

Life with my family continues to be active.  Kalissa and I spent the day gearing up for another big merchandise release.  That included picking up shirts and taking pictures.  It really took about half a day.  That was Friday. Saturday my kids Karl, Kayla, and I had planned to run away for the day but […]

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October 19, 2022
A Family Style Weekend from Jo's Country Junction

It was another busy weekend here at the Kramer house.  Buck, our son was home for a classmate’s wedding and brought the kiddos along with Lilly’s long-loved Teddy.  A long time ago, Lora, Lilly’s mom bought Teddy for her, and Lilly immediately became attached. Teddy had seen better days.  He had ZERO neck support.  His […]

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October 15, 2022
A Busy Friday from Jo's Country Junction

My friend Carla of Longarm Quilting Inspirations messaged me and asked if I wanted to go on a walk with the dogs Friday morning.  I told her no.  I had a laundry list of things I had to do. Did I ever?  I thought I’d take you along on the busy day.  I started with […]

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October 7, 2022
A Busy Few Days… from Jo's Country Junction

I’m going to give you a highlight of some busy days I had before and during last weekend. Thursday I was up and headed to Cedar Rapids.  My friend Ila who I originally met through the blog and now has become a friend and I planned to meet. Do you remember the vintage sale I […]

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September 27, 2022
Silk Ribbon Embroidery from Jo's Country Junction

A sweet blog reader sent some goodies my way.  In one of the boxes were some skeins of silk ribbon for silk ribbon embroidery.  I snapped it up right away.  It’s been years and years since I touched the silk ribbon but from house to house the ribbon has moved with me.  Years ago, I […]

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September 26, 2022
Errand Day with Gannon from Jo's Country Junction

Last week on Wednesday Gannon and I had errand day.  My grandson Gannon started going to preschool this year. For him, it’s four full days a week.  Wednesday he’s off and can hang with me if Kalissa is working.  It’s great.  We both love it.  I thought I would take you along on our busy […]

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September 24, 2022
The Newest Addition to the Family from Jo's Country Junction

On Wednesday the Friedman Family added to the Kramer family.  Kalissa, our daughter, and her husband Craig delivered a bouncing new little boy into the world. I maybe shouldn’t say bouncing as he so far is the most chill little baby ever.  I got to go meet him on Thursday. I was on Grandma duty […]

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