Amish Community Cookbook

I am just like my grandmother, I love cookbooks.  Granny used to sit in the evening and read cookbooks just like she was reading a novel.  I do the same thing and love marking recipes that I’d like to try. I recently had the opportunity to review a newly released cookbook, Amish Community Cookbook:  simply […]

Leather Chair and Ottoman Makeover with ReLuv

  How many of you have a piece of leather furniture that has seen better days?  That was the case for a leather chair and ottoman that we purchased nearly 20 years ago. This King Hickory set has had daily use in our family room and while still quite comfortable, it looked worn and shabby.  […]

Sherman Update and Natural Balance Delectable Delights

It’s been a long while since I gave you a Sherman update.  If you are new here, Sherman is our 3 year old dog that we adopted from the Humane Society as a puppy. As you can see, Sherman is quite content living with us.   I did not like dogs until Sherman came into […]

Lunch in Under a Minute with Progresso Soup Bistro Cups

  When you are a teacher,  there is no such thing as a lunch hour.  A 25 minute lunch break includes walking the kids to the cafeteria, heating lunch in the microwave where there might be a line, getting in a quick bathroom break, and then walking back to the cafeteria.  In reality, by the […]

Jord Wood Watch Review

Disclosure:  I was provided with a complimentary watch for this review.  All opinions are truthful and my own. When Jord watches approached me about reviewing one of their wooden watches, I knew from the minute that I opened their website to investigate that the answer would be yes. I had no idea that a wooden […]

Rocksbox for June (My 4th box!)

  My fourth Rocksbox arrived last week, just in time for me to wear one of the pieces to school on the last day with kids. If you aren’t familiar with Rocksbox, after taking a style survey and completing a jewelry “wish list”, three pieces of jewelry are sent to you to wear for a […]

Container Gardening with Monrovia Plants

This past weekend I had one goal, to make my deck and patio look nice for summer.  I’m really late planting my containers this year, but I did manage to get them all planted before May was over.  The fun part of getting my deck and patio looking nice for summer was selecting plants for […]

Tuscan Urn Sneak Peak

Next week I’m joining 23 blogging friends for a Welcome Home Summer Tour featuring beautiful products from Balsam Hill. Today I’m giving you a sneak peak of the Tuscan Urn Planter Pots that I’ll be filling with flowers for decor on our deck.  It was so exciting to come home from school one afternoon to […]

Are You Ready for Pitch Perfect 2?

I enjoy watching movies at home but rarely go to see one in the theater.  Pitch Perfect 2 is coming out May 15 and I want to see it on the big screen.  In fact, just Friday night, my friend Elsie and I discussed going to see it.  You can click on the picture to […]

Smooth Skin with St. Ives® for Spring

This past weekend it felt like summer even though it was only the second weekend of May.  After a long week of teaching and tennis, I was more than ready for a day of relaxing at the lake.  (I’m playing on two USTA teams and had four matches this week, two of which started at […]