A Fall Wreath Paper Plate Craft

The following content is sponsored by Elmer’s Products. My mom was a kindergarten teacher when I was born. That means that my preschool and early elementary years absolutely rocked on the craft front. My mom always had some type of imaginative play or art activity for us to do. And she was pretty free wheeling, […]

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

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 […]

Understanding Chronic Pain

Chronic pain doesn’t have to be a part of our holiday experiences. Some of you know that I’ve had chronic hip pain since May. I’ve spoken to my doctor several times about it. He attributes it to my trip to Virginia last Spring when I was trapped in a teeny tiny United Airlines seat for […]

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 Review of Our New 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 […]