I Love You Just Because: Review

Thanks to FlyBy for a review copy of this book (post contains affiliate links), and one for the giveaway. See my cute little stuffed puppies reading I Love You Just Because in the picture above? The dogs don’t look anything alike — but still, they’re best friends. This book is perfect for them, because it’s […]

Back to School Treats

Parents and kids nationwide have been busy buying backpacks, pencils and glue. We’re ready for the school year! But after that big first day is over, then what? How about making fun back to school treats to end the school day in style? My girls always looked forward to the treats I make for the […]

Alaska Trip: Juneau Mendenhall Glacier

After our day in Haines, our next port was Alaska’s capital: Juneau. A few facts about Juneau: It is located on Alaska’s “panhandle,” running along the west edge of Canada Its population is 32,000 — not a lot for a state capital You can reach Juneau only by boat or plane Its name comes from […]

The Power of Presence: Review

Thanks to Kregel for a copy of this book for review, which contains affiliate links. Caring for children is a challenge. But what may be an even greater challenge is caring for an adult with dementia. Author Neil Anderson faces this situation with Joanne, his wife of 50 years. Thoughts while caring for Joanne led […]

Menu Plan Monday 8/8/2016

Welcome to Menu Plan Monday, 8/8/16. Typing the date, I think of Princess Beatrice (she would be Britain’s Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson/”Fergie”‘s oldest daughter. I always remember that she was born 8/8/88, so a happy 28th birthday to her! So, another hot and humid week it is here. We are pretty much in drought […]

Dress Like Kate Middleton

Have you read that William and Kate — and possibly the kids, too — will be visiting Canada next month? I can hardly wait to see the photos that come out of that trip! Let’s take a closer look at Kate’s impeccable fashion sense. Dress Like Kate Middleton She may be a Duchess, but Catherine […]

Colgate Phos Flur vs Act Braces Care

Post contains affiliate links at no cost to you — Colgate Phos Flur vs Act Braces Care Daughter #3 got braces about a year ago. At that time, the lady in the orthodontist’s office sent us on our way with a bottle of Colgate Phos Flur rinse, which she recommended using. She mentioned that, after […]

Alaska Trip: Haines

Post contains affiliate links at no cost to you —   After our day at sea cruising Glacier Bay, we stopped at port at the small town of Haines. You may not have heard of Haines (I had not), because it’s not a major port. Most cruise ships in the area stop instead at the […]