Category Archives: Holidays

Holiday Air Head Moments – You Just Made the List!

Busy holiday preparations make for lots of air head moments. I do some pretty ditzy things when I’m overtired, like putting eye liner on my lips, pouring coffee into an upside-down mug, and paying the service station cashier for gas, … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffers on the Cheap – Great Haul from the Dollar Tree

If you’re on a tight budget like we are and need some stocking stuffers on the cheap, here are a few items my husband George bought at our local Dollar Tree. There’s a video below, but here are some photos … Continue reading

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Favorite Childhood Toys Part 3 – Vintage 1930s Toys

Welcome to Part 3 of Favorite Childhood Toys. If you’d like to catch up, you can go here for Part 1 (Rebel on a Pink Scooter) and here for Part 2, Chatty Kathy, Millennium Falcon, and Derringer Belt Buckle. As I … Continue reading

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Favorite Childhood Toys Part 1 – Rebel on a Pink Scooter

Do you remember what your favorite childhood toy was? For Christmas 2009, I made an altered art book for my mom and dad, and inside one of the pockets is a list of our family members’ favorite childhood toys. I … Continue reading

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How to Barbecue a Turkey on a Weber Kettle BBQ – So Easy and Yummy

Lucky me. Ever since George learned how to barbecue a turkey, I haven’t had to cook one. It’s perfect since he enjoys barbecuing and I don’t, plus we all love the moist, smokey flavor. I asked George aka Gramps to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – Family, Fun, Poems, and a Gorgeous Talented Turkey

It’s been 19 years since George and I hosted a big Thanksgiving dinner. Belly Stuffer Thanksgiving always brings a terrible chore, ‘Cause I’m forced to eat and eat some more. If I don’t eat it up right down to desert, … Continue reading

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How to Make a Therapeutic Heating Bag – Wonderful Idea for Christmas Gifts

Are you looking for ideas to make for Christmas gifts? My friend, Maria Cisneros Toth, just uploaded this video tutorial explaining how to make a therapeutic heating bag. They’re something everyone will like, and if we use colorful, fun fabric … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Strange Ticking – A True Story in Honor of My Mother

So much has happened in my life the past year, so I’ve been MIA from this website. Sometimes life events trump keeping up with blogging, but I hope to write about it soon. For now, we’ll keep this post on … Continue reading

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Dance of Life and Girls Just Want to Have Fun – #BOAW16

I’m thrilled to be able to take part in this year’s Beauty of a Woman blogfest. I’ve done tons of reflecting back on my life since I turned 60 in March. Funny that no matter how old we get, we still … Continue reading

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The Gift of Health

Years ago, Dr. William Sears, world-renowned pediatrician and father of eight, was talking with other parents about what they could do to help their children succeed in life. “A good education” was mentioned, along with money, self-discipline, and other things … Continue reading

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