Shopping Wisely for a New Car as a Single Female

Cars are a topic I normally don't talk about on my blog, but since I've been blogging for 10 years now, most subjects are fair game around here.  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you'll know that I recently bought a new car, the first in over 11 years. Let me start out by prefacing this post with how much I love cars, which is probably something you may not know about me.  I have been … [Read more...]

Parker’s Third Birthday in New Orleans

It's been a whirlwind time lately of traveling and doing all sorts of fun things and at the top of the list was a couple of weekends ago when my family (my sister and brother-in-law) and I headed down to New Orleans to celebrate Parker's 3rd birthday.  She is finally getting to the age that she is understanding birthdays and all the festiveness that goes with that event in  life and she had a … [Read more...]

Dad’s New Hearing Aids from Costco

Today's post is an update on my dad, since I know all of you love to hear about him and want to see what he and my mom are up to.   I haven't really shared that much since Christmas as nothing really exciting has been happening lately, but this is a timely post that I knew you all would enjoy hearing about. And by the way, I asked Dad if he would be OK with letting me share this story on my … [Read more...]

Scenes from Christmas 2016

It's so hard to believe that Christmas has come and gone this year! I seems to arrive before we know it and it's over before we can blink. This year I was determined to slow down and really enjoy the season and I accomplished that, taking time off and not getting into the hustle and bustle of busyness. It was a peaceful week before Christmas and our family enjoyed a wonderful day together on … [Read more...]

Turning 60

1956 was a very good year. At least it was for me. This mid-century modern girl was born this day in 1956 which means that today is a milestone birthday for me and I turn 60. Sixty! It just seems so unreal to me that I am 60 years old, but I thought I'd share my thoughts for those of you in the same boat, or older or younger but with similar feelings of what happened???? There are a lot of Baby … [Read more...]

A Family Gathering in the Mountains

It was a beautiful Fall day just over a week ago and my sister and I drove up to the mountains to spend the afternoon with our parents, a family friend, and my mom's brother, sister-in-law and their 3 daughters.  As time passes, I'm continually reminded of how grateful I am for this family of mine.  Time keeps marching by and as we have these family gatherings, we all remark on how much longer it … [Read more...]

Preserving Family Memories

You all know that I'm close to my family.  It happens naturally, I think, as we get older to appreciate our family heritage more than ever. At least it's been that way for me.  I so appreciate the parents I have and having family pictures and memories to hold on to is just priceless. My family was not wealthy at all when I was growing up.  We still aren't, but we are blessed with much more than … [Read more...]

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