American Flag Parfaits

I am so happy to share with you today my new favorite summer time treat that I have been compensated for by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  Since I tested these out all by myself, all opinions are mine alone, and I am…

May 31, 2016
Front closeup image of a blue piggy bank with copy space.


Are you getting ready to go on a trip this summer and are you short on funds?  There are several things that you can do to immediately save up enough to take a short trip with the fam without causing undue stress to yourself…

May 26, 2016


Yes, it is already that time of week again.  Time for From the Archives Friday so let’s get going!…

May 19, 2016
Young woman winter portrait. Shallow dof.

When Your Baby Hits the Road

  I am super excited to share with you today a sponsored post I have written for Collective Bias, Inc. and it’s advertiser.  All of the thoughts and impressions I share here are my own.  #DotComDIY #CollectiveBias One of the best things about being…

May 17, 2016
Young woman winter portrait. Shallow dof.

PLEASE Clean Your Make Up Brushes!

One of the things that I have noticed as I have gotten older is that my skin is changing every day.  So, not only am I starting to gain weight, my hair is kind of changing color, I am more tired than I used…

May 13, 2016


Here we are again for another From the Archives Friday and I am super excited to see what everyone has to share this week.  Do you have some cool posts to share this week?  I have been looking through some of my own old…

May 12, 2016
Young woman winter portrait. Shallow dof.

Don’t Worry, You Can’t Mess Up Your Newborn

Face it.  You were worried about how you were going to take care of your brand new baby long before you could feel him or her move around in your stomach.  You spent hours dreaming about how perfect your little baby was going to…

May 11, 2016
Young woman winter portrait. Shallow dof.

I AM a Modern Grandma

When you think about your grandmother, what kinds of things come to your mind?  Some people have memories of their grandmothers in floral housecoats, curlers with a hairnet, hunched over or trying to get around with a walker.  Well, I believe that ALL grandmothers…

May 6, 2016
Outdoor portrait of two embracing cute little girls


It is May 5th but it sure doesn’t feel like it here in Central Pennsylvania with all the rain and cloudy weather that continued to hang over our heads.  Frankly, I am tired of it.  So what do you do when you are feeling…

May 5, 2016
Young woman winter portrait. Shallow dof.

When Mom Sends You to the Basement, Put On ALL Your Underwear

The basement at our house was the place where it all happened.  We had a huge cavernous space that had all sorts of nooks, crannies and large areas where we could do everything from ride our bikes, play hide and seek, watch t.v. and…

May 2, 2016
Young woman winter portrait. Shallow dof.

Celebrate Your Teacher

Oh no!  Teacher Appreciation Week is next week and if you didn’t know about it or haven’t had the chance to pick up anything for your kid’s teachers, you had better get on it!  I didn’t want you to have to do a lot…

April 29, 2016


From the Archives Friday is a weekly post where you can stop by and drop one or two of your favorite archived blog posts to share with everyone who comes to my blog.   Each week we have a great selection of cool posts…

April 28, 2016