Childhood Memories Friday: Church Choir

Post contains affiliate links. Going through old photos, I came across this — kids’ church choir, I would guess around 1975. When I was a kid, church choir was a big deal. It was kind of like an extra-curricular activity, meeting for a hour one day after school each week. We sang, of course, but […]

Tiny Prints: Photo Cards You Will Love

Thanks to Tiny Prints for sponsoring this post, which contains affiliate links. At Christmas, I always enjoy getting cards. Yes, even though we’re all connected these days through Facebook, there’s something nice about still receiving a paper card in the mail. We keep our cards in a container near the kitchen table, and each evening […]

Madame Bovary: Review

I’ve mentioned it before, but it bears repeating: I love reading the classics. They’ve retained their popularity for a reason. Often, after I finish one, I wonder why I even read “modern” lit which may or may not be worth my time. Such was the case with “Madame Bovary,” which I read because daughter #2 […]

Menu Plan Monday 2/8/2016

Happy February Menu Plan Monday! It’s been a good, rather quiet week here. I was able to fit lunches with a few friends in among my piano students. Today, I’m planning to bake cupcakes for the piano kids as Valentine’s gifts. I bought a kit with penguin cupcake toppers to (hopefully) make them look a […]

GrubMarket: Wholesome Food Review

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Healthy food. We all would like to eat more of it. We […]

FAFSA: Famously Anti-Fair Student Aid?

Ah, the FAFSA — or, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, as it’s officially known. Me, I’m dubbing it the Famously Anti-Fair Student Aid application.   When my oldest daughter was busy applying to colleges, a bit over a year ago, I remember often reading that she should fill out the FAFSA. “Millions of […]

Menu Plan Monday 2/1/2016

Welcome to the first February edition of menu plan Monday for the year! I hope you all had a good week. Here, the highlight for me was accompanying four students in ISSMA instrumental contest Saturday. This was way fewer kids than I normally play for, but it was a relaxed day and I thoroughly enjoyed […]