October 22, 2017

Do you smell the freshly baked bread?


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New Goodwill Store – Does my heart good…..


I was in shopping heaven yesterday, and felt so wonderfully pampered. Where else but the best of the best would offer free door to door shuttle service which aims to please? A warm kind hearted sheriff that directs traffic and… […]

Comforting Corners and Controlled Chaos…


Since you all know that I am new to the blogging world, I have been trying to find “my niche.” What is it that I want to convey with the few moments that I have to spend?As my desire for […]

When it rains, it pours……


We decided to be spontaneous and go blueberry picking. Well, not quite so spontaneous…I had gone before with the little ones, but decided one of the beauties of multiple kids is the cheap labor. So train them well when they’re […]

Arouse the senses – BEAUTY


In a garden, there is something magical about all the senses coming to life. I passionately pursue avenues to exhilarate our family’s senses, and gardening surely does that.I also experience a wide range of emotions during my daily outing in […]

Laugh out loud funny! It could have been you.


My friend gave me a great laugh last night. This came from a going away party at an insurance office. Make sure you read the little story underneath because you probably won’t get it on the first go around. Ah, […]

Character Counts…doesn’t it?


Please tell me we still all believe that, don’t we? Yet the process of establishing a strong set of character qualities in our children can seem daunting and so overwhelming, especially when we are in the midst of the pandemonium […]

The Balancing Beautician…a big reveal!


By taking the title of both barber and beautician, we have saved $1000s in our desire for debt free living. Yes, mishaps happen, but that is why I started when my boys were 2, and they had no concerns. Now, […]

The Terrible Teens? I beg to differ….


One of the things that I passionately try to address when I speak to womens’ groups are the labels we hypothetically predetermine…”the terrible two’s” (especially at Mops) , or “just wait till they’re teenagers”, etc. I have some definite feelings […]