Purex Plus Clorox 2: Review

*Thanks to Purex Insiders for product to review and for the giveaway coupons. Stains. They’re part of life, and for all you young moms out there, just because your kids get older, it doesn’t mean the stains go away. They just change. That’s why I’m grateful for products that tackle stains that are too tough […]

Remember My Beauties: Review

**Thanks NetGalley for Remember My Beauties for this review, which contains affiliate links at no cost to you. Imagine being the dutiful daughter growing up. Now, your elderly parents depend on you to do most everything for them. Your teenage daughter has gone off the rails and is into drugs and sketchy guys. You have […]

Menu Plan Monday 4-18-2016

Happy Menu Plan Monday to all, and I’m happy to report that the weather has been wonderful here this week. I hope yours is as well! This was a busy week as usual. I had fun helping host a writer’s night at the high school here, where seniors in the AP language composition class read […]

How Do Kate Middleton & Princess Diana Compare?

Even before her engagement to Prince William, Kate Middleton had people wondering: how does Kate compare to William’s late mother, Princess Diana? Let’s look at Kate Middleton & Princess Diana. Background Princess Diana came from an aristocratic background. Her father was an Earl, and when she was a child she played with Prince Charles’s younger […]

#StockUpSave for Spring at Walmart

**Thanks to SheSpeaks and WalMart for sponsoring this StockUpSave post, which contains affiliate links at no charge. Enjoy the savings!** Although you wouldn’t know it from the weather here in the Midwest recently, it is spring. Soon, it will (hopefully) feel like it. There’s something about spring that brings out the urge to clean, declutter, […]

Newborn Gifts at Gymboree

Thanks to Gymboree for sponsoring this post, which contains affiliate links at no extra cost to you. Enjoy the cuteness! Okay, so you all know how much I love Gymboree. As an example, I buy things there when I don’t even have a real reason to (not that I’m necessarily advocating this …) đŸ™‚ In […]

At the Edge of the Orchard: Review

Thanks to NetGalley for a review copy of At the Edge of the Orchard, which contains affiliate links at no cost to you. I can’t remember exactly what nudged me to read At the Edge of the Orchard. I’m thinking it said it was a story about a family with all the turmoil that can […]

Menu Plan Monday 4/11/2016

Happy menu plan Monday to all of you out there! This past week was our spring break, but unfortunately it wasn’t very spring-like. We had snow a few times, and lows in the 20s. Here’s hoping to a big improvement SOON! I was envious of my many piano families who were in Florida or other […]

Glenn Beck: Family

Glenn Beck: beginning as a radio talk-show host and continuing as an author and a Fox News commentator, he is a media star. You may have heard Glenn Beck and be familiar with his conservative, libertarian views, but what about his family? Is he married? Does he have children? Actually, yes to all those questions. […]

Queen Elizabeth Turns 90: Favorite Foods

This post contains affiliate links, at no cost to you. April 21st will be the Queen 90th birthday! I recently watched a documentary on the Queen, and her son Andrew shared this anecdote that I love for its insight into her personality and dry wit: once, someone saw Elizabeth in a casual environment (I’ll admit I’m […]