Category Archives: Holidays

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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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day – Photo Essay

This was two years ago at the Los Angeles County Irish Fair and Music Festival, L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona, California. It was a blast! Entertainers and visitors alike wore kilts. Color this day green!  In the fountains, in the beer,  on … Continue reading

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Bathroom Bling For The Mother Who Has Everything!

Are you stumped as far as what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Last March I found the perfect gift for the mom who has everything. It was at the Spring Boutique in Brea, California. Can you guess what … Continue reading

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Easy Prank For April Fool’s Day

Okay, April Fools pranksters, this one’s for you. Warning: Please don’t pull this on anyone with heart problems. We don’t want anyone to get hurt, just a little startle, a scream, and lots of giggles. I need to find my … Continue reading

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