Alaska Trip: Ketchikan

Summer is ending, and so it seems appropriate that my posts on our Alaska trip are coming to an end with this installment. It really was a nice trip. We took a Hawaiian cruise five years ago, and in most ways I think I prefer this Alaska trip over the Hawaii one. Our final port […]

In Praise of Grocery Shopping

I love grocery shopping. Mondays are favorite days for me, largely because that’s when I go to a couple of grocery stores to buy the things I need for the week. I find it strange when I hear people complain about shopping for groceries, because it’s always been something I enjoy. Don’t be impressed, because […]

Pippa Middleton Facts

Pippa Middleton Facts Pippa Middleton — sister of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge — captured the world’s attention from the moment she stepped into Westminster Abbey as a bridesmaid in Prince William and Kate’s wedding, in her gorgeous, form-fitting white dress by Sarah Burton. Do you know these facts about the younger Middleton sister? Pippa […]

Alaska Trip: Juneau Dogsledding

Last time, our Alaska travelogue took us to Mendenhall Glacier. We’re not done with Juneau yet — how about a little Juneau dogsledding? We took a bus from Juneau to the dogsledding place we’d reserved prior to the trip. Honestly, I’m not even sure of the name, but it doesn’t matter much. There are many, […]

Back to School Treats

Parents and kids nationwide have been busy buying backpacks, pencils and glue. We’re ready for the school year! But after that big first day is over, then what? How about making fun back to school treats to end the school day in style? My girls always looked forward to the treats I make for the […]