Winter Wonderland


I woke up yesterday morning to another twenty-four hours of snow and bleakness.  On the verge of the next deep freeze, I decided I could either wallow in a jar of Nutella or find something to redeem the day. I decided on pictures.  That makes perfect sense doesn’t it?  I’m not a photographer and I [...]

Insta-Friday, The Last Pumpkins

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins and Milk

Insta-Friday is all about the pictures. They are a pretty good summary of my week. I took this picture on Thanksgiving morning. I loved the way the light was spilling brightness all over. My mother made fun of my little pumpkins. So I took another picture. I still have the pumpkins. I know we’re a [...]

Instagram: Life in Photos

Instagram: Kid's Scarecrow costume

Friends, I’m short five posts for my 31 Day Cheap Tricks series. I’ll catch up, but I’m not stressing over it. I’m giving myself permission to breathe and to get it done when I can. Hope you understand. Now, lets take a look some Instagram pictures.  If you’re not following along, please do! This is [...]

Insta Friday: Finding Paul Bunyan

Insta Friday: Paul Bunyan

It seems we found Paul Bunyan. He’s living at the water park we visited. I love that my daughter will still pose for fun pictures. My son just walks away and when I do get a photo, he’s terribly picky. He wants retakes. This is what happens at thirteen. Heaven help me when my daughter [...]

Insta Friday – We’re Like the New Duck Dynasty

mother and daughter night out

  I think I may have overdone the “insta” pictures this week, but I just couldn’t help myself. It’s so easy to snap away with a phone. These were the best blueberry muffins. Even FringeMan, who is most certainly not a muffin man, liked them very much. You can find the recipe here. Except I [...]

Summer Fun in Photos & A Bonus Pep Talk

flowers by the river

Since I upgraded from a flip-phone to an iPhone, I’ve had fun with the photo feature. I think my phone takes better pictures than my camera. I feel like I’ve been silent here for a long time. It’s a strange feeling. Although I’ve been posting quite regularly, I don’t think I’ve been saying much. I [...]

Floods of Central New York


They say a picture is worth a thousand words, let’s see.     The towns that surround us were hit much harder than we were.  Please keep the people of Central New York in your prayers.  We have more rain in the forecast.  

What I Did in 31 Days

Old house in field - Fall

October was weird for me. I blog day-to-day, about life and the stuff that is stuck in my head.  October was different.  I told stories everyday and wrote about one topic – Living by Faith. Since I tend to be a fly by the seat of my pants kind of blogger, I thought I would [...]

Trending: Oxblood

Entire fall outfit from Target dress and sweater and leggings

I feel I must redeem myself after my last fashion post  – The Skinny on The Jean.   It is my most-shared post to date.  Part of me thinks – Fabulous!  The sane part of me thinks -  Everyone  and their neighbor was laughing at me and my not-so-skinny bottom half. Maybe you were just identifying [...]

Shaving Cream Wars

How to throw a low cost party you will never forget - Shaving Cream Wars

  Shaving Cream Wars – A Party Your Kids Will Never Forget   Warning: Heavy on photos.  Allow a moment to load. As the last day of summer vacation approached, I told FringeMan I wanted to do something special for the kids – summer’s last hoorah. We decided on shaving cream wars.  So I baked [...]

Pay it Forward

lake on a sunny day

About seven or eight weeks ago, before we left on our long trip, one of my husband’s customers went to an Amish auction and stopped by our house to share his haul with us.  We tend to develop friendships with many of my husband’s customers.  No reason you cannot be friends with the people at [...]

Hello Monday – One Day at The Beach

Pensacola Beach at night

Hello Monday! I’m liking you today, mainly because I got to sleep in my own bed last night.  After three and half weeks on the road, there’s nothing like home. Hello sand between my toes. We very unexpectedly spent twenty-four hours in Florida last week.  Most of those hours were at night. Our trip was [...]

A Picture A Day

Vintage Car

In the beginning of July, I set out to take a picture a day.  Unfortunately I kept forgetting to grab my camera and snap a photo, so I only made it a few days.  I’ll try and do better in August, but for now, here is a quick picture of July. July 1 My husband [...]

DIY Canvas Photos

DIY Canvas Photo tutorial

Today I’d like to welcome Alissa from The Illiterate Author.  We go way back to the long-ago days in Maine when I had teeny little babies.  Alissa is an inspiring young woman who has bouquets of good things to offer blogland.  I’m so happy she’s here to share this DIY project with us. Welcome Alissa! [...]

A Two Slushy Kind of Day

a trip to the zoo

Today is a two-part post kind of day. First part is What I Wore Wednesday and the second part is our trip to the zoo.  Since I’m only showing one outfit, I thought I’d combine the two; however, I did get dressed more than once this week.  I promise! Dress:  Target (too long ago to [...]