Brownie Brittle

Thanks to Tryazon for providing the Brownie Bites to facilitate this party and post. Brownie Brittle: have you heard of it? I’ll admit I hadn’t, until I saw it on the site of Tryazon, a blogging company I work with. Then, as often happens, it was on my radar, and I spotted it on the […]

Book Chat November 2015

Book Chat book reviews contain affiliate links. One Step at a Time: A Young Marine’s Story of Courage, Hope and a New Life in the NFL isn’t my typical read, but it was recommended to me as a possible gift idea for my dad, who isn’t a big reader but who occasionally likes the random […]

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: Review

Post contains affiliate links. My aunt recommended Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity to me, and I’d seen it around the web too. So, I checked it out from my library via kindle (so cool; checking out books without even leaving home) and began to read. Nabeel, the author, was a devout […]

Sale on Cricut Products

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links. Want to be able to easily make pretty décor, personalized gifts, and fun cards for upcoming holidays? Then you need to treat yourself to a Cricut Explore Air™ — Cricut’s very popular electronic cutting machine. […]

ESV Journaling Bible

Post contains affiliate links. Are you into the adult coloring craze? Or were you one of those kids who loved to doodle in the margins of your books and notebooks? If so, you’ll most likely love the current popularity of journaling Bibles. What is a journaling Bible, you ask? Well, it’s basically a Bible with […]

A Cup of Dust: Review

Post contains affiliate links. Thanks to Kregel for a review copy. The Dust Bowl is a phenomenon in our country’s history that interests me. It occurred in the Oklahoma/northern Texas area in the 1930s, when there were years that featured one dust storm after another, and no crops would grow. This followed years of excellent […]

Veggie Sandwich at Five Guys

Five Guys Burgers and Fries is one of my favorite “fastish” food places. Since a majority of my family doesn’t share my view, I sometimes treat myself to lunch there. Their big burgers are good. Their little burgers are good. This time, I decided to be all virtuous and ordered a veggie sandwich (before you […]

Book Chat October 2015

Book Chat book reviews contain affiliate links. I borrowed Making the Rounds: Memoirs of a Small-Town Doctor from a friend. Her husband’s mother had been Dr. Miller’s head nurse for several years, and Dr. Miller’s daughter recently worked with him to write this memoir. They live in the county where I taught for 8 years, […]

Lunch at La Dolce Vita in Roanoke

A friend and I recently had lunch at a new place in Roanoke, Indiana — the little town where I used to teach. We ended up at La Dolce Vita, on Main Street. I hardly recognized the building. Last time I had been in it, it had been Village Mercantile. It has been entirely renovated […]