Menu Plan Monday 2/6/17

Happy Monday to all you readers out there! How was your weekend? My accompanying for band solo contest is over, and the day was a lot of fun. Really, I think if I could choose my perfect job at this point in my life, it would be playing for kids at contest every day. Of […]

Peter Rabbit Collection at Gymboree

I was compensated for this post, which contains affiliate links. All opinions mine. I’m convinced that someone on Gymboree’s design team escaped from my brain. Seriously! Because the lines they keep coming up with just get cuter and cuter, and more and more like something I would come up with. When my girls were little, […]

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: Review

It’s pretty rare that I read a book I’d describe as a total miss. That’s because I usually don’t even begin reading books I don’t think I’ll enjoy. Unfortunately, I came across a dud in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I read it first because two of my daughters had read and enjoyed it. […]

Menu Plan Monday 1/30/17

Happy Menu Plan Monday! We’ve arrived at what I call “ISSMA week” here. I’m accompanying nine students for ISSMA (Indiana State School Music Association) solo contest at a local high school. For the past few weeks, I’ve practiced with those kids. They range from grades 6 to 12 and play saxophone, French horn, trumpet, and […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Sewing

Sewing. Did you learn to sew as a child? I did, back in the ’70s, and it sounds so “old school” now. But even at the time, most of my peers didn’t learn to sew. All girls and boys were required to take Home Ec in 7th and 8th grade. We did some basic sewing […]

Frugal Weekly Grocery Strategy

Frugal Weekly Grocery Strategy Each week, I share my menu plan and recipes with you. But I thought it might be fun to go over my weekly strategy for bargain shopping. I’ve always been frugal, and I’ve carried that over into grocery shopping. I’m not claiming to be an authority, but here’s what I do. […]

The Sun is Also a Star: Review

Imagine you’re a teenage girl, living in New York City. You meet “the one,” a cute, romantic, poetry-writing guy. Unfortunately, you meet him on the day in which your family is being deported back to your home country of Jamaica. That’s the premise of “The Sun is Also a Star,” a hot new read aimed […]

Menu Plan Monday 1/23/17

Did you enjoy those beautiful, colorful flowers? I hope so! It’s been a good week here. I enjoyed watching all the Inauguration day coverage Friday and had the TV on all day. Then, on Saturday, daughter #3 and I went to the January bonsai club meeting, which is always held at a large downtown greenhouse. […]