Grand Piano

Since I was in second grade, I have played piano.  When I moved to my first apartment after college, I remember thinking I was more interested in getting a piano than a bed! I would love to have had a grand piano, but finances made that out of the question. My mom helped me find […]

Menu Plan Monday

I was reminded yesterday of one of the main reasons I write a menu plan Monday each week:  to save money.  We ate yesterday at a buffet, and I realized that for the cost of eating out for that one meal, I could buy groceries for the entire week.  Add the fact that eating at […]

Easter Goodies

Today, I’m sharing some Easter goodies (sorry, not the edible kind).  I got out the Easter stuff last weekend, and the girls and I had a lot of fun decorating. Here is a basket full of neat things.  I got the flocked bunny when I was 8, from a lady who used to live in […]

The Easter Egg Tree

Spring-like weather has finally arrived!  And with it, the Easter season.  I love Easter, most of all because of its Christian message of life and hope, and also because there’s not the stress of gift-exchanging. One part of Easter decorating that we love at our house is the Easter Egg Tree. I know you can […]

The Power of Plants

Today, I share with you something I love – my plant area and plant shelf: The lighting isn’t great in the photo, but it’s for a good reason.  The plant area is by the big south window in the kitchen, where light streams in.  It is a great, cheery place to be – for people […]

The Classics Live Again

  If you know me, you know I’m all about the classics, whether it’s literature or music. One thing I would like to impart to children, my own in particular, is a love of classic literature and classical music. Why? I know it’s a bit odd.  While in school, most kids despise the classics (even […]