I don’t know about you, but I love a homemade gift! I especially love funny and inspirational quotes. A few years ago, for Christmas, I made most of my family a mug. I searched Pinterest for images that reminded me of each person, and I drew those things on the mug.Continue reading “Budget-friendly DIY Father’s Day Gifts”
I am in the process of reading Ruth Soukup’s book, How to Blog For Profit Without Losing Your Soul, and there is so much great information in there. One thing in particular that is impacting my blogging productivity is the concept of an editorial calendar. Here I will explain the concept and its benefits.Continue reading “What is a Blog Editorial Calendar and Why It’s a Game-Changer”
“It goes by so fast”. Everyone says it. I’ve said it, people have said it to me.Continue reading ““It Goes By So Fast””
I had one of those days today. Let me tell you about it.Continue reading “Kind Strangers, Weeping, and Morning Surprises”
I just finished reading “Entre Nous” by Debra Olivier. It’s described as “A Woman’s Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl” As you may have noticed, I am a total Francophile. (I even took French in college!) There is much I admire about French culture. Their lifestyle of walking everywhere, the food, the appreciation for style and leisure and routine. Extra-marital affairs? Not so much. You take what you like, leave what you don’t, non? One thing is certain, the French know how to enjoy the small pleasures life.Continue reading “The Importance of Leisure”
My husband graduated from Grad school. I am so incredibly proud!
I was reflecting on this and I realized that he had been back in school for 6 years…6 YEARS! Wow! In the midst of getting his Master’s, he:Continue reading “It’s A Wonderful Life”
You may have noticed that I posted about week one and I stopped. I realized that I prefer to weigh myself once a month. I’ve tried everything. Weigh once a week, weighing everyday. But psychologically I do better when I don’t think about my weight everyday. The downside, I am unable to tweak my eating habits midweek and get back on track.Continue reading “5:2 Update”
I’ve been reading the book, “Entre Nous”. It’s about how French women live their lives and their secrets of good living.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and there was a quote that stood out to me in the chapter on leisure. You see, the French are not obsessed with time management and efficiency like we Americans.Continue reading ““Who Would Want to Be All Things to All People?” She scoffed.”
Recently, my husband stumbled upon a family selling all their furniture. The son was helping his 80-year-old mother get rid of everything in time for her wedding that weekend. (Marrying at 80? Wow!) We were able to purchase a table, two recliners, some decorative items, a bed for a great price, and more. What a blessing!
But also, what a mess!Continue reading “When Life Gives You Piles (A Survival Guide)”