Menu Plan Monday

May’s first Menu Plan Monday has arrived! I hope you are enjoying great weather where you live. It is nice here, with trees and flowers in full bloom. Prettiest time of the year. May is always one of the busiest months here, so excuse the quick-and-easy recipes. Then again, I figure if I’m busy, many […]

Childhood Memories Friday: China Pianist

Sitting on the table in my foyer is a china pianist. She’s only about six inches tall, and has no identifying features, other than a sticker on the bottom labeled “Japan.” Her candelabra is a bit the worse for the wear, having been broken off when the kids were playing a bit too raucously and […]

The Best Time of Your Life

This is it: the final April day that I’ll have all three of my girls living here at home with me. I could feel the tears rising, and must admit to becoming a bit verklempt. It wasn’t the first time. I tend to feel that way many times — like I want to capture a […]

5 Guys Shakes

One of my favorite step-above-fast-food places lately is 5 Guys. Their burgers are delicious, and the orders of fries are hot, generous, and tasty, as well. Recently, our 5 Guys introduced milkshakes. They’re not available at all locations yet, but they will be. Readers, just for you, I tested a shake. It was delicious! Really […]

Book Chat

Book reviews contain affiliate links. Remember 9/11? I’m sure all of us do. I was at a MOPS meeting with my 3 preschoolers and could hardly believe the news being reported to us by the group leader. For weeks afterwards, news continually reported stories. Things felt “off” for months. But what if you actually lived […]

Menu Plan Monday

Welcome to another menu plan Monday! This past week was so busy that I’m happy to report this week looks a bit quieter — or as quiet as it ever gets, with three teens and 18 piano students. Hard to believe by the end of the week it will be May, which is always one […]

Gymboree Summer Looks and Sales

Thanks to Gymboree for sponsoring this post, which may contain affiliate links. All opinions mine. When my girls were little, Gymboree was absolutely my favorite place to shop for them. In fact, if I dig through the closets, I occasionally still find a sweet little outfit from the store. Gymboree is still around, and the […]

Little Tales: Clancy’s Bachelor Pad

One Christmas, my sister and I were thrilled to receive the Fisher Price Little People Village. This was a wonderful toy because the village featured so many cubbies, each with its own business: the movie theater. The post office. The jail. The list goes on, but today, I’m feeling nostalgic over Clancy’s bachelor pad. Clancy, […]

Throw a Fairy Garden Birthday Party for Your Daughter

Post contains affiliate links. Are you looking for a different and delightful theme for your child’s birthday party? Or would you like a magical activity to do with your kids? If so, welcome to the world of fairy gardens! A few years ago I read an article about having a “fairy garden” birthday party theme. […]