You Might Want to Reconsider Who You are Currently Dating or Married to IF …

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You might want to reconsider who you are currently dating or married to if you ever hear these words or phrases uttered: “If your sister was older I would have dated her.” -um thanks that should have been an early red flag. When pregnant with a second child, if your husband purchases you a treadmill […]


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All Things Grow with Love Or Do They?……..

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All Things Grow with Love Or Do They?…….. When I was in second or third grade, I recall standing in the cafeteria line waiting to get my lunch. I remember as if it were yesterday. I was standing in front of another little girl that was in my grade. Her name was MaryBeth, her skin was […]


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Homemade Venison or Beef Jerky: DIY

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  Homemade Venison or Beef Jerky: DIY Every year if my boys get a deer or so besides ground burger, tenderloins, and stew, we make jerky. It is a favorite in our home; even my daughter looks forward to it.  We use a meat grinder,  and a . These are Amazon links, but wanted to […]


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Max and Ruby: Where are Their Parents?

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Max and Ruby: Where are Their Parents? Now before I get going,  please realize that I don’t normally look into children’s cartoons. My husband did daycare for 12 years so I would occasionally watch Max & Ruby with them..  Then in this past 7 months I have watched this show with my now 3 year […]


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Grandma Ryan, I Had A Dream Last Night….

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Grandma Ryan, I Had A Dream Last Night…. Dear Grandma, I had a dream last night, that you were here. It only makes sense since its been 3 years. Today you would have been 93, I always called you, on your birthday you see. You left us on Christmas Eve, 2010, so much has happened […]


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DIY: How to Make Your Own Rag Tie Garlands/Wreaths

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Rag Tie Garlands/Wreaths If you are anything like me, it is always great to figure out a decoration that is not only inexpensive to do, but can either be used all year long or put away with your Holiday decorations. At the time of this photo I hadn’t yet […]


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DIY: How to Dry Your Own Orange and Apple Slices

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DIY: How to Dry Your Own Orange and Apple Slices With the holidays fast approaching I wanted to share an easy way to add a little decoration to your tree or even a center piece. Drying orange or apple slices isn’t something everyone thinks about. If you do see them in a store you are […]


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DIY: Cinnamon Cut-Outs

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DIY: Cinnamon Cut-Outs If you would like some easy decorations for your tree, or in a bowl on top of cedar tips or small pine boughs. If you make them larger before they dry you can put a hole in the top with a straw to hang them from your tree or a swag. DIY: […]


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Avoidance is the Enemy When Planning For Your Future #GenworthHoliday

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Avoidance is the Enemy When Planning For Your Future *Information for this post is sourced from Genworth Financial all opinions are mine.*   Avoidance is the Enemy With the holidays upon us wouldn’t it be a great idea to face avoidance of planning your future?  What a gift it could be to you and your spouse, […]


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What Will it Take to Inspire you? My Husband’s Weight Loss Journey Continues

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What Will it Take to Inspire you? My Husband’s Weight Loss Journey Continues UPDATE:   I’m no longer concerned with the scale! I’ve went down another pant size, and changed my workout routine, as I now work out with Ralph’s class. It’s really cool witnessing my body react to something that it’s not used to! […]


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Use of Seat Belts on School Buses?

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Use of Seat Belts on School Buses? I know this question will differ person to person, state to state but it is something that I have thought about more than once. In our school district our buses have seat belts. In our New York State Law it requires any person under the age of 16 […]


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Bipolar Disorder Doesn’t Define Who You Are

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Bipolar Disorder Doesn’t Define Who You Are I have struggled for a few months to write this post. For fear of losing some friends, for fear that people will think I am weak, for fear people will not look at me the same.  I know that being diagnosed bipolar doesn’t make me weak.  But that […]


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