Save Money Shopping with Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. Have you used Groupon? I know Groupon as a site where I’ve saved money several times in years past — buying vouchers for saving on local pedicures. Buying vouchers to save BIG on making photo books. The list continues … Now, Groupon can help even more. […]

Menu Plan Monday 7/11/2016

A happy Menu Plan Monday to you all! What has your past week been like? Typical summer week here, although the weekend was busy. Yesterday we traveled 3 hours away to enjoy a niece’s graduation celebration. The entire trip was made in under 24 hours due to work schedules — not ideal, but we are […]

Holland America Zaandam: Alaska Cruise

To recap the earlier Alaska trip posts: We landed in Anchorage and traveled up to Denali National Park. Then, we took a bus down to Seward where we boarded our cruise ship. I’d only been on one cruise previously, a Norwegian Pride of America cruise of Hawaii. This time, we traveled on Holland America on […]

Alaska Trip: Denali National Park

After our long ride on the McKinley Explorer, we arrived at our destination: Denali National Park. Several hotels were situated just outside the park, all seemingly owned and operated by cruise companies. Here’s our Holland America-owned McKinley Chalet (Princess Cruise’s resort was just next door). The whole place looked very cabin-y, lodge-y. I liked it. […]

Feisty & Feminine: Review

**Thanks BookLook Bloggers for a review copy of this book. If you’re a conservative woman, or a Christian woman, or (heaven forbid!) both, you’ve been there: you’re participating in a group conversation at a party, or even perhaps on Facebook. A statement is made that goes against your values. Probably, several such statements. You listen […]

Menu Plan Monday 7/4/2016

Menu plan Monday again — this time on the 4th of July! Happy holiday to everyone! It’s a quiet holiday here. The neighbors we often celebrate with are in China. I’m okay with not doing anything, though — we are recently back from a big vacation, had a trip to a theme park, and there […]

Alaska Trip: Train Ride to Denali

So, our Alaska trip had taken us on a flight to Anchorage. Our next event was a train ride from Anchorage to Denali National Park. Normally, I would skip my travelogue to the park itself. But this train ride was an event in itself: hours long, and passing such stunning scenery that I thought you […]

Alaska Trip: Anchorage Museum

*Thanks to Anchorage Museum for admission and for featured photo (and others as indicated). We spent a few hours of our day in Anchorage at the Anchorage Museum. The museum featured 5 stories of exhibits. Here are some quick facts about the museum: The Anchorage Museum is the largest museum in Alaska. It’s one of […]