Ludwig II Movies

Post contains affiliate links. Ludwig II Movies If you’re planning to visit Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany, or if you’re otherwise interested in Ludwig II, the quirky, moody, sensitive 19th century Bavarian king, I recommend my book on him. Sometimes, though, you want to watch a film instead of reading a book. I think I’ve watched […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Sewing

Sewing. Did you learn to sew as a child? I did, back in the ’70s, and it sounds so “old school” now. But even at the time, most of my peers didn’t learn to sew. All girls and boys were required to take Home Ec in 7th and 8th grade. We did some basic sewing […]

Frugal Weekly Grocery Strategy

Frugal Weekly Grocery Strategy Each week, I share my menu plan and recipes with you. But I thought it might be fun to go over my weekly strategy for bargain shopping. I’ve always been frugal, and I’ve carried that over into grocery shopping. I’m not claiming to be an authority, but here’s what I do. […]

Hoosier Vice Presidents

Happy Inauguration Day! Since I’ve lived in Indiana for all except two years of my life, I thought it would be fun to celebrate by looking at all the Hoosier Vice Presidents we’ve had. Why not Presidents? Well, no Presidents were born in Indiana. William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, served as […]

Mixbook Year in Review Books

Thanks to Mixbook for sponsoring this post, which contains affiliate links. Mixbook did not pay for my book; I did, and it was worth every penny 🙂 One of my tasks in January each year is to create a “family yearbook” of the year that has just passed. This task is always fairly arduous, as […]

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Trivia

It’s Nutcracker season, and you probably know that the composer of that famous ballet is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — or as we more often refer to him, Peter Tchaikovsky. How about some trivia on the great composer? Tchaikovsky wrote three of the world’s most famous ballets: The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty. He also […]