Disney World’s Top 10 Scary Rides

I am not a scary ride junkie. I’m not a big fan of roller coasters. Having said that, while visiting Disney World, I wanted to enjoy the “Disney touch” that is given to rides, making them true experiences instead of just rides. So, I rode some rides that tested my limits. Here is my take […]

Full Circle Infuse and Reuse TryaBox

Thanks to Tryazon and Full Circle for these items to review. With a new season, it’s always fun to try a few new items in the room I spend most of my time in: the kitchen. Let me introduce you to some summery items that are new to my kitchen this year. Full Circle Citrus […]

Summer Cool Down Giveaway by eLuxurySupply

Summer Cool Down Giveaway! Sponsored By: eLuxurySupply Hosted By: Freebies Deals & Steals The Summer Cool Down Giveaway is being sponsored by eLuxurySupply! Listed as one of the fastest growing small businesses in the U.S. eLuxurySupply is a Veteran owned and operated company out of Evansville, Indiana, and is well known for their exceptional customer […]

How did King Ludwig II Die?

Post contains affiliate links. You’ve probably heard of “mad” King Ludwig here and there — he’s the 19th century Bavarian king who built Neuschwanstein, arguably the world’s most famous castle. You may even know that his death was surrounded in mystery. When did he die? June 13, 1886: 131 years ago today. How did King […]

Menu Plan Monday 6/12/17

Happy summery menu plan Monday! It was a good week here. Our extended family enjoyed a day at Holiday World theme park in southern Indiana — more on that later in the week. If you’ve never been there, it’s worth a visit if you’re ever nearby. It’s a really clean park with some fun extras […]

A Tale of Two Covers

Post contains affiliate links. Almost five years ago, I wrote my Ludwig II book, the book that would sell far more copies than anything else I’ve ever written. It’s a biography of Bavarian King Ludwig II, called Not So Happily Ever After: The Tale of King Ludwig II. My Ludwig II Book When I wrote […]

The House We Grew Up In: Review

Drama. You know how some people just seem to breed it? Well, the Bird family in The House We Grew Up In is nothing if not dramatic. We meet mom Lorelai, an over-the-top sentimental hoarder who is just too much: “‘Imagine,’ she said, her face turning serious for a moment, ‘imagine if something happened to […]

Menu Plan Monday 6/5/2017

Happy Menu Plan Monday! I’m happy to say that my middle daughter graduated from high school on Saturday, and that we celebrated this milestone that afternoon. The photo above is from the ceremony. It was great to see many friends and relatives there. I’d like to show you a photo of the spread, but things […]