Hello friends!  I was not intending to talk about decorating and celebrating the 4th of July.  We usually mark the day with gathering with friends (maybe) and end the day with a fireworks display.  There are plenty to choose from around our town.  Don’t get me wrong.  It’s not that I’m not patriotic.  It’s just that by July 4th, it is H.O.T. around here and we tend to either be in a pool or inside.  There’s never been much of a point to go to a lot of trouble decorating.  However, now with son #2 on his way to the Navy, it is very fittingRead More →

Good morning friends!  Happy hump day for those of you who are still doing the work thing.  I am basking in the glow of having NO schedule.  That’s right, I have no place I must be and nothing pressing to do.  Well, except for laundry, cleaning, and hauling kids.  I never said life was perfect. 🙂  Anyway, it’s time for the weekly link up with From This Side of the Pond for some random Hodgepodge questions and answers.  Enjoy! 1. The first day of summer rolls in later this week. What are ten things you’d put on your list of  quintessential summer activities? Will youRead More →

Good morning & happy Monday!  I should have already had this post ready to go, at least according to my posting schedule.  However, for some reason I cannot seem to get myself on top of things.  Weird, right?  I’ve been at this blogging thing for 6 months and doing it while working full-time.  Now, it’s summer break and I have more time on my hands.  Oddly enough, I cannot get it together.  I have a lot of irons in the fire and am not completing any of it.   So, though I had planned on working this out a little more, I am going toRead More →

Living room refreshed for summer.

Do you ever feel like you need to change things up a bit?  As the weather is warming up and we are full-on summer, I decided to make a change.  I wanted to refresh our living room.  Make it feel a little brighter and lighter.    One quick and easy way to bring a little new life to a space is through the use of color.  So this past week, I decided to insert a little color into our space and give it a quick refresh. In case you don’t remember what it looked like, here is a picture of our living room when IRead More →

Hello & happy Thursday!  I am so happy you’ve decided to visit my little corner of the world here.  If you’re a regular visitor, you will have noticed a ‘slacking off’ around here.  I will admit I have been a tad lazy with my posts lately.  It is summer and the beauty of down time has been more than I can resist. However,  I am working on some new ideas to share soon.  In the meantime,  I am joining up with From This Side of the Pond for this week’s Hodgepodge questions.  Enjoy! 1. The Hodgepodge lands on June 14th this week, Flag Day inRead More →

It’s summer!  Hooray!  That means we have a little more down time.  Our schedules ease up a bit and we allow ourselves time to do the things we enjoy.  And, if you’re like me, you don’t have any set schedule.  In other words, you are free as a bird.  So, if you like lounging and reading all day, you do it!  With this mind-set in mind, I have come up with my top 20 binge worthy shows and the books that have made my summer reading list.  Maybe one or two of these will appeal to you too. So, here’s my top 20 shows thatRead More →

Father’s Day will be here before we know it.  It’s time to start planning a wonderfully, unique gift for your dad or for Hubs, dad to your kids.  Now, I know that Pinterest abounds with gazillions of ideas for handmade cards and craft projects that the kids can make for dad.  Those are wonderful.  However, I also like to give a gift that is useful or something that he would really want.  In addition, most men are not super sentimental.   So, while I am sure they love the cute little hand print art, they would also love something awesome.  Lucky for you I’ve roundedRead More →