Helpful Housewarming Gifts

helpful housewarming gifts

The following content is sponsored by Bissell: It’s been a few years since we owned the home we live in. We own a house that we rent out. But, that’s a long story. However, with each of our home purchases, it’s been a leap of faith and a jumble of excitement all rolled up into […]

Geek Squad to My Rescue

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Got computer issues? Consider calling the Geek Squad. This is where I write, usually. We’re blessed to have an extra bedroom that serves as my office. Sometimes it’s clean. Usually it’s not. I have a laptop that allows me to work wherever I want, but sometimes you need to be able to lock the door […]

A Cereal Giveaway from Atune Foods

Boxed cereal that is minimally processed and GMO-free? Yes, please. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: lexkygirl2008@, sheridack@,  ashapiro@, weirdtreer@, capturedbychrist@ It seems like our days are just packed. I don’t say this as a point of boasting. I laughed when I read that some women use busy-ness as a cause of boasting. […]

Q&A: Can Older Women Wear Trendy Boots?

This week’s Q&A actually comes from me to you. I’m asking you for your fashion advice as regards older women and fashion trends. A month or two ago, Aerosoles sent me some boots to review. These boots. They are amazingly comfortable, exactly what I expected from the brand, known for its comfort. I love wearing […]

Saving My Grandchildren from Choking Hazards (& a Giveaway from Oreck)

A little over thirteen years ago, we were living in an itty-bitty studio. Itty-bitty = one room, 200 square feet. Me, hubs, and our baby. Yes, itty-bitty. Our landlords, if we could call them that, were like family to us and they lived less than ten feet away. Theirs was the Big House. Ours was […]

Counting Stars – A New Album from Andrew Peterson

I love listening to music. Often it’s my husband playing guitar. Sometimes it’s old favorite albums. And every once in awhile we treat ourselves to a new album. Most recently we purchased Andrew Peterson’s Counting Stars. We have been huge fans of Andrew Peterson since we saw his Behold the Lamb of God concert three […]

Homemade Fried Rice: A Review and a Giveaway from SunBird

Our family loves Asian flavors. One of our favorite splurges is a Panda Feast. And while I have perfected some copy cat meals, Chinese food is not one I’ve excelled at. I can do Potsticker Dipping Sauce and Summer Rolls, but that’s about it. Traditionally, I am a chinese food fail. So, I jumped at […]

Pirate’s Booty: A Giveaway

We discovered Pirate’s Booty about ten years ago as a baby-friendly snack that the whole family enjoyed. Now, it’s not designed for babies, but its crunchy texture was one that we all loved and one that a baby could easily eat. It was a great alternative to chips, pretzels, or popcorn that would require me […]