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 […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Panty Hose

Recently, probably on Facebook, I saw a drawing of a pair of pantyhose with wording to the effect that they were a torture device for women. Seriously? I thought. I know that pantyhose are not currently “in,” but after many decades of wearing them, I’d hardly consider them the stuff of torture. This did lead […]

How Tall are the Republican Presidential Candidates?

Image: Michael Vadon [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons The 2015 Presidential Debates (or should I say 2016?): have you been watching them? I have; debate nights are high entertainment at our place. I have always enjoyed them. I’ve anticipated each Republican candidate debate so far, and I’ve even tuned in to the Democrat […]

Menu Plan Monday 10-12-2015

How are all of you friends on this fall day? I hope you’ve had a good week and are anticipating another one ahead. For me, menu planning has helped reduce the stress of daily life. If you haven’t tried planning your dinners ahead of time, give it a try this week. I think you’ll be […]

Childhood Memories Friday: OJ Simpson

  Twenty years ago — October 3, 1995, in fact — the O. J. Simpson murder trial ended. The American football star and actor was found not guilty of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. My memories of O. J. prior to his trial are sketchy. I was never a […]

They also serve who only stand and wait

I don’t write a lot here about my three girls, at their request. All three of them have been involved in their school’s marching band. Marching band in Indiana in 2015 is not what it was when I was a member in high school. In addition to band practice during school each day, it now […]

How to Transplant Lavender

  Move Your Lavender Plant Successfully with These Easy Steps Genus Lavandula, commonly known as lavender, is one of the most popular plants in cottage and herb gardens. Its distinctive aroma and bright colors, ranging from white to deep purple, make it a stand-out herb. Considering all these positives, it makes sense to keep a […]

Top 5 Autumn Care Package Ideas

Fall will be here soon, and the kids are back in school. In my family, we now have a student in college. She lives three hours away from home, and we all miss her. We decided we’d like to put together a care package to help her know she’s remembered, and to just add a […]