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An Empty Nest … literally

An Empty Nest … literally

A few weeks ago, I noticed that a bird had created a nest in an artificial tree on our porch, within 2' of our front door. Every time we went out the front door, the mama bird would fly away. She would sit on the porch railing and chirp until we were far enough away...

Nearing the Empty Nest

Nearing the Empty Nest

Life in your nest may have been the same for a while. Maybe even years. You were used to your weeks filled with school and sports schedules, doctor’s appointments, and family laundry. But after your last child heads off to college, gets married, or moves out on their...

A Mother’s Instinct

A Mother’s Instinct

Last Saturday, our son and daughter-in-law (Brian and Melissa) welcomed Asher, their 3rd child, into their family. I was staying at their house, awaiting Asher's birth, as I was going to be the caretaker of their other 2 children, Owen and Ella, while Asher was being...

MyMemories Blog Train – April, 2021

MyMemories Blog Train – April, 2021

Are you ready for some fun today?  Join the designers at MyMemories in our April Blog Train! Never participated in a Blog Train? It's easy, just follow the links provided and hop from blog to blog, where each designer has a small FREE sampler mini-kit just waiting for...

Waiting for Asher

Waiting for Asher

Our son, Brian, and daughter-in-law, Melissa, are expecting their 3rd child, whom they have named Asher. Although Melissa's official due date is April 18th, on Monday, the 12th, Melissa's doctor examined Melissa and predicted that Asher would arrive that day or the...

What do You do with Your Great Ideas?

What do You do with Your Great Ideas?

Have you had a great idea for a product that wasn't on the market,? Did you later see that product on a store shelf, having been manufactured by someone else? This is my story. I have been creating paper scrapbooks since I was 11 years old. I used a 3-hole punch on...

Cooking Isn’t My Thing

Cooking Isn’t My Thing

After I was married, I confided to my Mom that I didn't really like to cook. It wasn't so much that I didn't like coming up with a weekly menu or going to the grocery store, although that was part of it. But the main thing was I just didn't like the cooking itself. I...

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