Stella & Dot 2016 Fall Line

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Although here in the Midwest we’re dealing with near 100-degree heat and humidity, the calendar tells us that within weeks, things will begin to change as fall starts its arrival. Autumn is a wonderful time: […]

Alaska Trip: Cruising Glacier Bay

Cruising Glacier Bay Our cruise included two types of days: those when we stopped at ports, and those when we stayed on the ship, just … cruising. I have to say that, although I enjoy exploring new cities and towns, there was always a feeling of happiness when a cruising day happened. It was sort […]

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Review

All Things Bright and Beautiful In today’s world of violence, sorrow, and sin, isn’t it nice to focus on something good? Maybe to focus on All Things Bright and Beautiful? That’s what I thought! And if it’s true for us as adults, then I figure it’s even more so for children. All Things Bright and […]

Menu Plan Monday

Welcome all to another Menu Plan Monday! It’s a really hot one here — heat indexes around 100 (which means that the actual temperature is in the 90s, but our Midwestern humidity kicks in to make it feel hotter). My youngest daughter begins band camp today, which runs 8-4 each weekday for the next 3 […]

T-fal Stop, Drop, and Chop

Thanks to Tryazon and T-fal for providing review items for this event. All opinions mine. You know I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. And all those hours spent there result in some opinions about brands that I trust. One of those is T-fal. I have quite a few T-fal pots and pans […]

ASPCA Shop With Your Heart

Those of you who know me in real life know that I’m an animal lover. In addition to having a pet rabbit, chinchilla, and hedgehog, I’m that person “liking” all the cute photos of puppies, bunnies, and even pet rats on Facebook. I alter my driving to avoid critters on the road whenever possible. So, […]

Cricut Christmas in July Sale

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. We’re in the midst of fair week here. As my girls created 4-H posters in the past weeks, one thing in our house that got a lot of use was our Cricut machine. I’ve written […]

Little Tales: Fisher Price Little People Farm

Of all the vintage Fisher Price Little People toys out there, surely the farm is one of the most iconic. Fisher Price Little People Farm Here’s mine; I played with it for years, then my three girls played with it, and it’s still in pretty good shape. Here’s a brown horse, inside the barn enjoying […]