Chick-Fil-A Salad Container Upcycling

One of my favorite online partnerships is with Chick-fil-A. I love the company’s friendliness and its Christian values. Oh, and its food is pretty good as well 🙂 Recently, the Chick-fil-A moms group I’m part of issued a challenge: take a used, washed, Chick-fil-A salad container, and use it for something else. Chick-fil-A salads are […]

Menu Plan Monday 5/16/2016

Welcome to another menu plan Monday! We’re having unusual spring weather here in the midwest — freeze warnings overnight 🙁 and several inches of rain in the last week. I’m hoping the coming weeks will bring some heat and drying for the sake of my plants outside. My annual spring recital was held over the […]

Play the Piano in One Day

Play the Piano in One Day … hmmm. Is it possible? The answer is yes, according to an ad from the 1948 vintage comic book “Gangsters Can’t Win” (I recently sold several old comic books that had belonged to my mother-in-law, but I couldn’t resist paging through them first). The first thing that amused me […]

ModCloth for Mother’s Day

*Thanks to ModCloth for sponsoring this post, which contains affiliate links. All opinions mine. Mother’s Day is coming up quickly. I always see these articles about what moms really want for Mother’s Day. How about you? I can see the appeal of a heart-felt art project from your child, or of an afternoon of peace […]

Menu Plan Monday 4-18-2016

Happy Menu Plan Monday to all, and I’m happy to report that the weather has been wonderful here this week. I hope yours is as well! This was a busy week as usual. I had fun helping host a writer’s night at the high school here, where seniors in the AP language composition class read […]

How Do Kate Middleton & Princess Diana Compare?

Even before her engagement to Prince William, Kate Middleton had people wondering: how does Kate compare to William’s late mother, Princess Diana? Let’s look at Kate Middleton & Princess Diana. Background Princess Diana came from an aristocratic background. Her father was an Earl, and when she was a child she played with Prince Charles’s younger […]

Being a Caroline in a Catherine World

I’m a political junkie; always have been. I love learning about the candidates, sure — but also about their wives and kids. Ted Cruz’s girls piqued my radar particularly because I love their names: Caroline and Catherine (I have a child with one of those names; the other belongs, of course, to a world-famous duchess. […]

Book Questions

Several weeks ago, Barbara at Stray Thoughts tagged me to answer these book questions. Here goes: Do you remember the first book you read or really liked? Hard to answer, since books have always been part of my life. When I was really young, I enjoyed a dog book called “Jiggers.” When I was in […]

Menu Plan Monday 2-29-2016

Welcome to a spring-like Menu Plan Monday! Yes, it’s still February, but just barely. Being leap year, this is our “bonus” February day. Here, it’s in the mid 60s today and I am loving it. I played for a violinist at state ISSMA contest yesterday and we didn’t even need our coats. I am ready […]