Childhood Memories Friday: Europe

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some memories of touring with Sound of America Honor Band and Chorus, the summer after I graduated from high school. How about a few more memories of my first trip to Europe? I remember the situation of the photo above very well. We had flown over and landed […]

Redbubble Leggings: Review

Thanks, Redbubble, for leggings to review in this post, which contains affiliate links. Leggings are really popular these days, and that’s no surprise. They are stretchy and comfortable. No stiff fabrics or zippers — just comfort. Kind of like wearing pajama pants. Ahhhh …. Redbubble leggings I recently learned about Redbubble leggings. Redbubble is an […]

The Ocean at the End of the Lane: Review

The Ocean at the End of the Lane is a difficult book to review. Much of it is fantasy, and you really have to read the book to get a feel for it. As the story begins, an unnamed man has returned to his childhood home to attend a funeral. But he takes a detour […]

Menu Plan Monday 3-20-17

Happy Monday to all you Menu Plan Monday friends 🙂 I have had a busy week, so I hope you’re up for several photos. Up at the top, that’s the pie I made for Pi Day last week. I was going to go with basic apple, but daughter #3 requested Black Forest Cherry Chocolate pie. […]

My Teenage Zombie: Review

I’ve had the blessing and — let’s be real — challenge of raising three teenage daughters. I remember when one of the girls was about 15, walking down the hall ahead of me at a school function. I asked her something, but she didn’t answer me. So I asked again. She turned around and angrily […]

Menu Plan Monday 3/13/17

Happy Monday to all you readers. It was a good week here, with a weekend visit to a ballet where my sister lives. The inside of the theatre is interesting: It was built in 1929 and looks like a Spanish village. This coming weekend, another ballet with daughter #2. This one is local, Swan Lake. […]

Little Bunny Board Books: Review

Easter is coming. If you’re like me, you will have lots of bunny decor around your house. It’s the perfect time to introduce your littlest family members to these sweet animals with a couple of new board books: Uh Oh, Bunny and No, No, Bunny. Little Bunny Board Books Each of these board books is […]

Joy-Anna Duggar, Married at 19: Good Idea?

Save News emerged recently that Joy-Anna Duggar, age 19, is engaged to Austin Forsyth, 22. Their courtship, which began last November, was shown on the Duggar family’s reality TV show, “Counting On,” on the season finale about a week ago. When the Duggars first came onto the scene, over a decade ago now, I was […]