Book Chat July 2015

Book reviews contain affiliate links. I read The Elegance of the Hedgehog primarily because it has hedgehog in the title, and we have a pet hedgehog. Odd reason, I know, but I’ve read books for stranger reasons. If you’re considering it for the same reason — don’t. There is no hedgehog in the book; the […]

Menu Plan Monday 7-27-15

Happy last-Monday-in-July! The summer is really flying by here; how about where you are? It was a busy week at our house. My youngest daughter made it through her first week of marching band camp. It’s really intense, with the 300 or so kids meeting 8-4 each day. The payoff will be when they put […]

Menu Plan Monday 7-20-15

Happy Monday, everyone! How was your week? It was busy here; the kids’ 4-H projects were all turned in a judged. I enjoy the fair so much that every year I’m a little sad when it begins, just because it will be a year before it all happens again We will have 2 jars of […]

Childhood Memories Friday: College Apartment

Continuing on with college memories, inspired by recent visits to IU, where I attended college, and where my oldest daughter will begin attending school next month … After my freshman year, I moved into a single dorm room sophomore year, and loved it. I probably should have continued this arrangement for my remaining college years, […]

Southeast Vacation: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

After leaving the home of William Howard Taft, it was southward through Kentucky, and then on to Tennessee. Knowing my fascination with the quirky, it’s probably no surprise that I had to snap a photo of the sign pointing out Rocky Top. It’s where the reality TV Bates family (friends of the Duggars) lives (and […]