Menu Plan Monday: Grocery Planning

Welcome to another menu plan Monday! This one is a little different. We’re preparing for vacation 2016, with which I will thrill and bore you after our return. While we’re still here, I plan on dinners involving as many leftovers as possible. Since that’s not too interesting, I thought today I might go into a […]

Childhood Memories Friday: 4-H Camp

Life divides us in many ways: those who like coffee, and those who don’t. Those who enjoy sports, and those who don’t. Those who like camp — and those who don’t. I’ll let this memory unfold, but if you know me very well, you’re probably already sensing where I fall for this divide. As a […]

Holiday World Travel Tips

I’ve been visiting Holiday World for years — more than 40, I’d estimate, back since the place was known as Santa Claus Land, and was much smaller. In recent years, my dad hosts my sisters and our families for a fun day at the theme park most years. Our 2016 visit was this past week. […]

Menu Plan Monday 5/30/2016

Happy Menu Plan Monday, Memorial Day edition! Are you doing anything special for the holiday? It’s a quiet day here, although I’ll still do the weekly grocery shopping. Last Friday, our extended family went to Holiday World in southern Indiana for the day. More on that later this week … In the summer, I still […]

Chick-Fil-A Salad Container Upcycling

One of my favorite online partnerships is with Chick-fil-A. I love the company’s friendliness and its Christian values. Oh, and its food is pretty good as well 🙂 Recently, the Chick-fil-A moms group I’m part of issued a challenge: take a used, washed, Chick-fil-A salad container, and use it for something else. Chick-fil-A salads are […]

Busy, Busy Board Book: Review

Thanks to Worthy Publishing for a review copy of the Busy, Busy Board Book for this review, which contains affiliate links. I love board books. The thick pages, the sturdiness, the bright colors — they bring back happy memories of all the time spent reading to my kids when they were little. Board books are […]

Menu Plan Monday 5/23/2016

Happy Menu Plan Monday! Do you plan your menus for the week? If you don’t, give it a try. For me at least, it has made dinnertime much less stressful. Sure, it takes me an hour or so on Sunday afternoon to get the dinners planned and ingredients either gathered or put onto the grocery […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Being Young

Being young: do you remember it? I know, I know: we all remember various things from our childhoods. But do you remember what it felt like to be young? I do, but the sensation is fleeting. On talk radio the other day, host Glenn Beck (who is my age), was discussing how he was “old, […]