This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Bring Your Brave campaign for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Stupid cancer! I hate it. In all its forms… I hate it. My boys lost their father to colon cancer, and I lost a sweet friend to […]
I will not be seeing 50 Shades Of Grey
I might very well be the only person on the planet who has not read the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy and has no plans whatsoever to see the movie. (Actually, that’s not true. My husband has no plans to do those things either, so there are at least two of us.) ew. Opening on Valentine’s […]
The best letter of recommendation in the history of the world.
My son asked his high school principal for a letter of recommendation. What he received was the best letter of reference I have ever seen.
“The good, the bad, and the something” – 4th grade fiction.
This time last week, I was in Salt Lake City attending the SNAP Conference. I enjoy being with “my people” and learning new information about blogging and social media. I had the privilege of helping teach a class on writing and storytelling at the conference with KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms and Vanessa from At the Picket Fence. […]
Instagram’s negative affect on my blogging.
I love Instagram. I love to check out the photos in my home feed. I love to quickly post a photo and see who liked it, and engage in comments back and forth. It’s fast and easy to pop up a fun photo and be done with it. However, I have recently come to realize […]
Hamster shenanigans and a 10 year old’s building plans.
Last night as I was preparing to go to bed, a quick, scurrying movement caught my eye. Hamster. On the loose. Oy. Grant often takes “Speedy” out of his cage for play time and on occasion does not get his cage properly closed up again. Handsome Hubby was already asleep, and I did my best […]
Love, loss, and how my boys taught me about grace & forgiveness.
My ex-husband died this week. I’m going the serious route today: love, life, divorce, death, and what I’ve learned about grace, forgiveness and strength of character. If you’re here for a craft tutorial, a funny story or a DIY project, I’m afraid you’ll have to come back later or peruse the archives for them. If you want to know what I learned, read on…
I went to a charity fundraiser with my friend Jodi last night. We got dressed up… we put on make-up… I spent more than an hour actually drying and styling my 45 pounds of hair… We were lookin’ good. Upon arrival, we headed (immediately) to the bar and each got a glass of wine. We […]