Gymboree Labor Day Sale

** Thanks to Gymboree for sponsoring this post. Affiliate links; opinions are my own. To liven up your Labor Day weekend, how about a sale? Even better, how about a sale you can shop without even leaving home? You’ll find it at Gymboree, my favorite spot for kids’ clothing. Everything at Gymboree is 40% off […]

Southeast Vacation: Ohio History Center

Eventually it’s destined to arrive: the final day of vacation. For us, that last destination was the Ohio History Center. The morning was leisurely, beginning with one of the trip’s highlights for me — the cinnamon rolls on the breakfast bar each day at Holiday Inn Express, where we spent most of our nights. Yum! […]

Book Chat August 2015

Book Chat book reviews contain affiliate links. The Cost of Our Silence: Consequences of Christians Taking the Path of Least Resistance came along at just the right time for me. I received it in the mail to review (thanks, Aneko Press) right about the time the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage. I was so upset […]

A Letter to Josh Duggar

Dear Josh, You don’t know me, but I feel like I know you. I first came across you and your family about a decade ago, back when there were “just” 14 kids. I read a magazine article about your family. There was a photo of all of you lined up, like stair steps. The girls […]

Southeast Vacation: West Virginia State Museum

How do you top an insane asylum? Well, we just drove on down the road a ways to West Virginia’s capital, which is — do you remember? (I freely admit I didn’t) — Charleston. Charleston, West Virginia. The state capitol building was nice, although not nearly as impressive as Indiana’s (I may be prejudiced, but […]

5 Must-Sees at the Indiana State Fair

I love the Indiana State Fair! I went a few times as a child. It was such a treat to search out my 4-H projects and see all the unusual things you didn’t find just anywhere. As an adult, I go almost every year. Why not? The fair is an affordable treat (check out $2 […]

Menu Plan Monday 8-17-2015

Hi everyone! How has your week gone? It has been a momentous one here; last Friday I moved my oldest daughter 3 hours away to college. She is really mature and smart, and I know she’ll do well. It’s just an emotional time for me, thinking back to when she was born, started school, etc. […]

Little Tales: Little People Village Fire Station

It was a great Christmas the year my sister and I received the Fisher Price Little People Village. So many businesses and other treasures, all in one amazing toy! I’ve recounted Clancy’s bachelor pad, our town’s nod to diversity, in an earlier post. Today, how about a little stroll down to the village fire station? […]