Alaska Trip: Train Ride to Denali

So, our Alaska trip had taken us on a flight to Anchorage. Our next event was a train ride from Anchorage to Denali National Park. Normally, I would skip my travelogue to the park itself. But this train ride was an event in itself: hours long, and passing such stunning scenery that I thought you […]

Alaska Trip: Anchorage Museum

*Thanks to Anchorage Museum for admission and for featured photo (and others as indicated). We spent a few hours of our day in Anchorage at the Anchorage Museum. The museum featured 5 stories of exhibits. Here are some quick facts about the museum: The Anchorage Museum is the largest museum in Alaska. It’s one of […]

Looking for Alaska: Review

John Green is an author that most young adults are familiar with — many regular adults, as well. His “The Fault in Our Stars” was a sensation a few years ago, and I read it and loved it, although I’m not exactly a young adult anymore. I always thought I’d enjoy reading more of his […]

Menu Plan Monday 6/27/2016

Welcome to Menu Plan Monday, post-Alaska. Last week I began posting about our trip, and I’ll continue that in the weeks to come. Are you planning a vacation this summer? If so, let me know where you’ve visited in the comments. I know frequent commenter Peg was up here in Indiana and Ohio recently! This […]

Mixbook for Photo Books

Thanks to Mixbook for sponsoring this post. All opinions mine … Photo books. Have you made one? I began making paper scrapbooks when my oldest daughter was born, 19 years ago (no, I can’t believe that number …). Every so often, I’d drag out my supplies and my photo albums and start cropping, matting, and […]

#AvoidtheOops with P&G products from

** Thanks to SheSpeaks/Walmart for sponsoring this post, which contains my own ideas and opinions. We just returned from an 11-day vacation. While it was a wonderful escaping, there was the inevitable return home — and the discovery that there is no cruise ship staff to bring essentials to me when I ask. No matter […]

Alaska Trip: Anchorage

We just returned from an 11-day trip to Alaska — quite an undertaking, both the travel itself, and going 11 days without internet access! We flew into Anchorage. Anchorage Airport I guess I got ahead of myself a little. It was fun to see Alaska take shape from the air … Once we arrived, the […]

Menu Plan Monday: Food in Alaska

Today’s Menu Plan Monday is a bit different. I just returned (at 2 this morning, to be exact) from 11 days in Alaska. Thanks to all who visited the blog during that time. I don’t think I’ve been away from it for that long since its 2008 inception. Food — Alaska Needless to say, I […]

For the Glory, Eric Liddell’s Journey: Review

**Post contains affiliate links** “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” Matthew 5:48 If ever a human came close, it was probably Eric Liddell. You may know of Liddell from “Chariots of Fire,” the film based (loosely, apparently, according to this book — I haven’t seen it) on his life. For the Glory: […]