Menu Plan Monday 2/19/2018

Happy Menu Plan Monday to all you readers out there! This week, a few things are on the horizon that make it seem like spring really is nearing. I can notice more daylight — the other night, I was driving the girls somewhere and mentioned that at 6:45 in the evening there was still a […]

Phoebe’s Light: Review

Head back with me: Nantucket Island, 1767. Phoebe Starbuck has caught the eye of a dashing whaling boat captain, Phineas Foulger. She is taken by this older man’s attention, and soon they are married and she is onboard the whaling ship. But life onboard isn’t quite what Phoebe expected. Marriage isn’t so great, either. And […]

LG Twin Wash System at Best Buy

The¬†reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card – all opinions my own. I have a sad? impressive? not sure? confession to make: my washer is over 25 years old. My husband owned it when I met him, which would be 25 years ago now. And … it’s just kept […]

Menu Plan Monday 2/12/2018

Hello friends, and welcome to another Menu Plan Monday. I hope you had a good week. Here, it was more intense cold and more snow. Thankfully, the weather cooperated for Daughter #3 and me to travel south about an hour for her first college visit (she is a high school junior). It was fun for […]

Piano Valentine Treats

I like to give my piano students a little treat at Valentine’s Day. What to give that is fun and yet doesn’t cost much? This year for my piano valentine treats, I decided to fill snack-size bags with gummy bears and add a topper saying “You’re a Beary Good Student.” I had seen this idea […]

That Grand Easter Day: Review

Easter? I know, it seems ages away. But, it is April 1 this year, which is just seven weeks away. Time to bring out the spring Easter decor, and of course, the Easter books! Today, I want to show you a beautiful new Easter book for kids: That Grand Easter Day. That Grand Easter Day […]

Menu Plan Monday 2/5/18

Happy Menu Plan Monday! Are you all surviving winter so far? This is the point where I start getting really tired of it. We got snow yesterday and are expecting more this week. Thankfully February is a short month. I am ready to have more light and see some flowers poking through the dirt. I […]

Things You Don’t Know about PyeongChang South Korea, Site of the 2018 Winter Olympics

On February 9, the Winter Olympics will begin in PyeongChang, South Korea (to be totally accurate, competition begins on February 8, but the opening ceremonies are February 9). What do you know about PyeongChang? PyeongChang Facts PyeongChang is in South Korea (aka “the safe one”). Don’t confuse it with Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea […]

Menu Plan Monday 1/29/2018

Another Monday arrives, and a happy menu plan Monday to you all! Above you see a photo of Daughter #3 and her flute choir warming up at ISSMA competition on Saturday. They played well and are going to state competition in a few weeks.¬† They played Mozart’s “The Magic Flute;” here it is if you’d […]