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. […]

Hoosier Vice Presidents

Happy Inauguration Day! Since I’ve lived in Indiana for all except two years of my life, I thought it would be fun to celebrate by looking at all the Hoosier Vice Presidents we’ve had. Why not Presidents? Well, no Presidents were born in Indiana. William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States, served as […]

Grammarly Review

Grammarly review sponsored by Grammarly, and post contains affiliate links. All opinions my own! Grammar and punctuation — they’re one of my “things.” I get annoyed when I see your and you’re interchanged. Facebook posts where people exclaim “Awe!” over a cute puppy cause me to roll my eyes (for the record, “awe” is reserved […]

Little Girl Blue, The Life of Karen Carpenter

Last month, I came across a Carpenters Christmas special on TV. I found myself watching Karen Carpenter, thinking, “Oh yeah. Didn’t she die from anorexia?” She had such a pretty voice. I decided to learn a little more, and so I read Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter. If you’re my age or […]

Menu Plan Monday 1/16/17

Welcome to Menu Plan Monday! How does this week look for you? Here it’s busy (of course). Today is a no-school day for the kids, but I’ll still have my five Monday piano students, and four kids will come to go over their instrumental solos with me. Last Friday, I went along with a violinist […]

Mixbook Year in Review Books

Thanks to Mixbook for sponsoring this post, which contains affiliate links. Mixbook did not pay for my book; I did, and it was worth every penny 🙂 One of my tasks in January each year is to create a “family yearbook” of the year that has just passed. This task is always fairly arduous, as […]

Barron Trump Facts

Tiffany, Barron, and Melania Trump at the Republican National Convention, By VOA News (official facebook) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Once January 20 arrives, there will be a new young first son — Barron Trump. While recent years have seen several Presidents with young daughters (Obama,  Bush 43, and Clinton come to mind), there hasn’t […]

Sisters One, Two, Three: Review

Thanks TLC Tours for a review copy of this book. Secrets. Does your family have any? I’m not talking about what your brother bought Mom for Christmas. I’m talking about long-held, serious secrets. That’s the type the Tangle family has in Sisters One, Two, Three. The book, set mostly in 1970s Martha’s Vineyard, was really […]