Easy Christmas Treats You Can Make Today!

If you’re anything like me, this holiday season is jam packed and busy! My whole family performs in The Nutcracker Ballet every year so rehearsals take up lots of time! If you need to make some impressive treats in a little time, have I got the treats for you! Basically, get a bunch of stuff to dip […]

Devotion: How is Carving a Pumpkin Like Being a Christian?

I used to be completely against acknowledging anything about Halloween. When I learned the true origins based in Paganism, I was convinced that by joining in any of the traditions, I would be condoning paganism, and opening myself to demonic activity. (I do feel that, at this time in my life, I gave way too […]

Cheap and Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas

Do you need cheap and easy holiday decorating ideas? These projects will take you 15 minutes or less and look great! This post contains affiliate links so you can just order the stuff today on Amazon! I love decorating with grapevine wreaths that can be hung on the wall or door, or used in various […]

Orange-Beet-Carrot Juice That Actually Tastes Good

  My husband and I were so excited to start juicing when we finally decided to buy a juicer. My husband immediately started experimenting with different fruits and vegetables and was able to drink the juices with no problem. Some tasted better than others, but he was able to get them all down. I, on […]

“I’m With the Band!” Festival Disney’s 10th Anniversary

My husband will tell you there is one reason he made it through middle school, high school and college. It wasn’t his interest in math, or reading.  It wasn’t the cute girl who sat next to him in science class. Or maybe it was, a little. Math and reading are essential skills that every child […]

Is Facebook a Place for Narcissism and Self-Aggrandizement?

Self Aggrandizement: the action or process of promoting oneself as being powerful or important. It’s a place where we put on masks to hide our true selves. We always present ourselves in a good light, and hide our flaws from others. It’s a place that fosters jealousy, when others can’t measure up to the rosy image […]

Peppermint Oreo Cookie Balls or Pops

If you need an excuse to make decadent desserts, the Christmas holiday provides the perfect opportunity. And, of course, you must practice and taste test several times before serving your creations to guests, neighbors or teachers. I promise if you make these Peppermint Oreo Cookie Pops for your next office party, teacher gifts or just […]

Fun With Google Search

I love it when I start to type my search on Google, and it suggests several phrases to assist me. Sometimes it makes sense. For instance, when I type “Taylor” it suggests “Taylor Swift” or Taylor Lautner.” Totally plausible. Other times, Google’s suggestions defy common sense, and leave me in a puddle of my own […]

Crocheted Slouchy Beanie with a Puff Stitch

I have been getting into crochet lately. I find it easier for me than knitting, and I can easily make such interesting stitch patterns. What I don’t have these days is the patience to do a huge blanket, or even a long scarf. So hats have been my fad for the past few months! I […]

In Which I’m Embarrassed About My Weight

The average American woman weighs about 162 pounds and wears a size 14. Average. According to that statistic, I am slightly below average (1-2 sizes to be exact). I am on the high side of normal BMI, but by no means am I significantly overweight.  Of course, I would love to be in better shape, […]

Easy Super Bowl Cake for ‘Real Life’ Bakers

I got a call from a local newspaper reporter, who asked about ideas to save money on your Super Bowl Party this year.  After blubbering for just a few seconds, I came up with a couple of suggestions for her.  Our conversation got my mind going in a million different directions with ideas for parties! So, I […]

Family: Wordless Wednesday

At first I thought I looked old in this photo…

But then, I realized it was something else. As I looked at it, I could hear myself say: “I know some things that you young women have yet to learn. See those wrinkles between my eyes? I earned those.” I don’t say that to be snooty, but as an encouragement. You see, when I was […]

{Infographic} History’s Hottest Holiday Toys

I was looking at BlackFriday.net, (I do love my Black Friday shopping) and found this really cool infographic showing the hottest toys throughout this century. My 10-year-old daughter and I spent a while looking at it, as she asked me about the toys I loved as a child.  I hope this brings back as many […]

The Heart and Soul of Breast Cancer Awareness: I Am Pink

Ah, the colors of Fall: Deep orange, bright yellow, fiery red, soothing brown… and hot PINK. Yes, that’s right- pink– bringing to mind the fact that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer at some time in their lives. (source) This truth has been made real to me, as I’ve watched […]