Well, the temperature has dropped and the hot beverage intake around here has increased. You know what that means… time to clear a little spot on the kitchen counter for a hot beverage station. You can see our past ones here, here and here. As usual, I kept it simple…using items I already had on hand. I dressed up the jars with red and […]
Summertime in our kitchen means blue and white. I’m not a big “holiday decorator” but love to change things up seasonally. I’m very fickle when it comes to decor, but one thing that I never tire of is blue and white. It’s so classic. The fun for me is finding and collecting it. Every single piece I own has come from thrift stores or garage […]
Like everyone else, Christmas holds so many random memories for me. Anytime I hear Alvin and the Chipmunks, I’m instantly transported back to my first year of teaching. Circa 1991. 25 first graders. Yikes, I know. So it’s the last day before Christmas break… the day of the class Christmas party (back when you could still call them that). I’ve got 25 mutant 6 and […]
Tomorrow we are headed to the Big Apple for Thanksgiving week. We’re trading in turkey for Times Square, Black Friday for Broadway, and Pumpkin Pie for the Macy’s day parade! So it’s a little early, but I’m wishing you and your loved ones Bountiful Thanksgiving blessings!
To the brave souls past and present… thank you for your service, your sacrifice and for our freedom. God Bless You!
You know that joke about old people hiding their own Easter eggs? Well, it used to be funny. Let me set the stage for ya…this morning before any of my PEEPS were awake, I went out in my pj’s and hid about 6 dozen eggs. I don’t care how old you get…Easter egg hunts are fun. Sensing that my three teens might not share my […]
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