Childhood Memories Friday: German Reunification

Remember when there was an East Germany and a West Germany? That’s how it was throughout my childhood years, and that’s what we learned about in school. East Germany was the communist nation, shrouded in gray. I never thought about it much, preferring its larger and more vibrant neighbor, West Germany. When I first visited […]

What is an Affiliate Link?

“This post contains affiliate links.” You have seen that often at the beginning of posts here, and most likely at other places online as well. It occurred to me recently that you may have no idea what that means. An affiliate link means that when you click on the link (on my blog, that’s usually […]

Menu Plan Monday 9-28-2015

  Welcome to the first Menu Plan Monday of fall! I hope your week was nice; it was a good one here. My oldest daughter visited from college, and it was great to see her again. It was nice having her eat here again She went back with some homemade applesauce and tortilla soup. My […]

They also serve who only stand and wait

I don’t write a lot here about my three girls, at their request. All three of them have been involved in their school’s marching band. Marching band in Indiana in 2015 is not what it was when I was a member in high school. In addition to band practice during school each day, it now […]

How to Transplant Lavender

  Move Your Lavender Plant Successfully with These Easy Steps Genus Lavandula, commonly known as lavender, is one of the most popular plants in cottage and herb gardens. Its distinctive aroma and bright colors, ranging from white to deep purple, make it a stand-out herb. Considering all these positives, it makes sense to keep a […]

Book Chat September 2015

Book chat book reviews contain affiliate links. I’d seen Where’d You Go, Bernadette on various lists over the past year or so, and I finally got around to reading it. It’s an unusual book, mainly written as a series of emails, letters, etc. from one character to another. The very basic storyline is that smart-but-troubled […]

Menu Plan Monday 9-21-2015

Welcome to the last partial week of summer and the first of fall! What is your favorite season? When I was younger, I would have said fall. Lately, though, I am preferring spring. However, I’m grateful to live in a place that experiences all four seasons. Each has its good points. Fall arrives Wednesday. I […]