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Thanks to Hallmark for an ornament to review, and for providing the giveaway ornament. No compensation was received, and all opinions are my own. Christmas — I just love it! As a child, I remember sitting in the back seat of the car, marveling at the lights on houses as we drove around town, just […]

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Thanks to Family Christian, who provided the gift card for the giveaway and one for me as well. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own. Today, I’m featuring Family Christian Stores in my Christmas Gift Guide. I love Family Christian, and am pleased to promote a store that helps further Christian […]

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Welcome to Menu Plan Monday! Such a nice week here; I hope yours was as well. The weekend brought state marching band finals, and my oldest daughter’s band finished 3rd in Class A. Their show, Dance of the Wind Spirits, is lovely if I do say so myself. If you’ve got 10 minutes to spare, […]

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I received a copy of the DVD to review; no other compensation was received. All opinions my own. With Christmas getting closer each day, it’s time to think about gifts for the kids — or maybe even about family entertainment to enjoy during the season. I can recommend Peppa’s Christmas. I don’t think Peppa was […]

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Thanks to SheSpeaks/Febreze for sponsoring this post; all opinions my own. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” I know that it’s Halloween, but let’s face it: Christmas is just around the corner. I love Christmas — the sights, the music, the heavenly aromas … and there is no better way to welcome the […]

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I’ve heard of so many people loving the “Mitford” books series that I figured it was time I check out the phenomenon. I began, of course, with the first in the series, “At Home in Mitford.” For those couple of you who haven’t read it, it details the life of kindly priest Father Tim, who […]

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With age comes wisdom — as well as a few other things. Have you ever begun an aerobic workout involving jumping jacks, only to realize that a quick trip to the bathroom was in order first? Have you sneezed and tried to quickly cross your legs? I can relate to both these scenarios, and am […]

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 Congrats to winner, Megan — thanks to all who entered! I love the story of Beauty and the Beast. And, I’m a VeggieTales fan. So, what could be more fun than a combination of the two? That’s what you’ll get in “Beauty and the Beet,” the latest VeggieTales DVD. When I watched this DVD the […]

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My daughter had a dance rehearsal about 30 minutes from home. It was a 2-hour practice, and I didn’t feel it would be a good use of my resources to drive home before picking her up again, so I needed something to do. She came up with an idea for me: she’d heard that “Frozen” […]

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You may have never heard the name Gene Stratton Porter, but if you had lived 100 years ago, that would not be so. Born in 1863, Gene was one of America’s most popular novelists and is still considered by many to be Indiana’s most famous female author. Her most famous books, Freckles and Girl of […]

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