Under the Weather

Grandbaby #5 of 6 napping on Grandma's bed.

I’ve been just a tad bit under the weather for the last couple of days. Nothing serious, I assure you, and I’m feeling much better today. I’ve been taking it easy, though, and spending a fair amount of time on the couch reading.


Summer Reading

Summer and reading seem to go hand and hand don’t they? There’s just something about relaxing with a good book at the beach, beside the pool, or in the shade of a favorite tree with a cool drink close at hand. For me, summer reading is just as enjoyable as curling up with a good […]

Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real – My Day Out With a Five Year Old

My beloved, late mother-in-love established a tradition of taking her grandchildren out “birthday shopping” for their birthdays in lieu of bringing a gift for them to their parties. She would pick them up, take them to lunch, take them to a movie or some other fun thing to do, and then they’d shop for their […]

The Books & The Parchments – Flashcards to Help in Your Study of God’s Word

A new product recently became available that I’m excited about using ! The Books & The Parchments flashcard set was recently published, and I know that it’s going to really enhance by personal Bible study time.

Typically, each card represents an individual book of the Bible. The title of each book is printed on the […]

When It’s Not Copper’s Day Off

Copper was called in for a twelve hour overtime shift early this morning. He worked those twelve hours, came home a little after seven this evening, and then started caulking the windows on the front of the house in preparation for painting the trim around them. He works hard, that guy!

We worked hard today, […]

This Week’s Menu – June 25, 2012



Boy! The weeks just fly by, don’t they? We’re wrapping up June already, and next week we’ll be celebrating the 4th of July! That’s a big holiday for my family, and I can’t wait! We have a special menu full of yummy food, treats and snacks all set for the day.

There’s […]

Let’s Stay Connected

The end of this week has been a whirlwind of summer activity. Youth hang outs at the church, a first day of summer party, my grandkids spending an afternoon and a birthday party have kept me busy. With all that happening, I’ve been scarce around here. I thought today might be a good day to […]

One Little Corner – A Gentle Approach to Conquering Clutter

There are times when we need to just dig in and conquer the clutter. That’s where I was the other day when I tackled my desk.

My friend, Kristi, left a comment on that post, and here’s what she said:

“*sigh* A semi went through the middle of my house. Then […]

Our Favorite Reads for the Fourth of July

We’re planning our annual outing to the big park in town on the Fourth of July. It’s one of my family’s favorite events of the year! I thought I’d take along a few books for the kids to enjoy during the hottest part of the afternoon, and I’m always up for a read aloud or […]

Spiders Are Great Thread Savers

Until recently, I’d never heard of using a “spider” at the sewing machine. In all of my many years of sewing, this handy little tip had never come my way.

The "spider" currently residing on my sewing machine.

I’ve often thought, and even said to my daughter or husband, that sewing wastes […]