A Very Duggar Wedding Registry

Fans of TLC’s Duggar TV programs, 19 Kids and Counting and now Counting On, know that the huge family “does things a little differently.” Those differences extend, I think, into the items the Duggar kids ask for in their wedding registries. Thinking back to when Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard, I remember feeling it was […]

A Queen Elizabeth II Tea Celebrating Her Sapphire Jubilee

Last weekend, the girls and I had the pleasure — and it was definitely a pleasure — of attending Tea at a friend’s house. This wasn’t just any Tea; it was a special Tea celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Sapphire Jubilee. In case you didn’t know, earlier in the year Elizabeth became the longest-reigning British monarch ever, […]

The Accidental Empress: Review

Accidental Empress post contains affiliate links. I was excited to read The Accidental Empress because it a historical fiction book on the life of Elisabeth of Austria, known as “Sisi.” She is of interest to me because she was a cousin and confidante of King Ludwig, who I’ve written about. Sisi Sisi’s story really is […]

Menu Plan Monday 6/26/17

Happy Menu Plan Monday! I hope the week has started well for each of you. It was a typical summer week here: the girls working on 4-H (records and books are due to the leader today), me working in the garden and riding my bike (since I have “graduated” to an ankle wrap from the […]

Stella & Dot Independent Stylist Program

**I was compensated for this post and this post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. It’s summertime. In between the pool, the books, and the gardening, do you wish you had something else to do? Maybe something where you could earn a little […]

Holiday World for Guests Over 50

Our extended family visits Holiday World theme park in southern Indiana each year. Although the park is primarily known for its roller coasters, I’ve never been a coaster rider. And while I wouldn’t call myself a senior citizen, I am over 50. You might wonder — is a theme park like Holiday World fun for […]

Shattered, Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign

I am not a Hillary Clinton fan. But, I have always loved politics. This last Presidential election was especially fascinating. When I heard that there was a new book out about Clinton’s campaign, I wanted to read it, because I love learning the inside stuff of a campaign. Shattered, Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign Shattered, […]

Disney Dining Plan for Disney Breakfast

I recently returned from a magical getaway to Disney World. For the first time, my package included a Disney Dining Plan, which included one Quick-Service Meal, one Table-Service Meal, and one snack each day. I wanted to maximize my money on this trip. Now, “frugal” and Disney don’t really go together, but still — I […]

Menu Plan Monday 6/19/17

Welcome to another summer Menu Plan Monday! It’s been a hot week here; around 90 every day. It looks like temps this week should be about ten degrees cooler, which I’m grateful for. This past week the girls and I were busy helping with our church’s garage sale. It is huge. Really huge! This is […]