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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Family Tradition

Family Tradition

There are all kinds of family traditions. We might have the same meal on a particular holiday, or visit family members on another. We can choose to always stay home on a certain holiday, or always go out! In our family, one of the traditions we had when our children...
Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun

It has been a long, cold winter. Who is ready for some sunshine? Here Comes the Sun is a digital scrapbook collection by Karen Schulz that will help you say goodbye to the rain, puddles, and cloudy skies and say hello to sunshine, birds, and butterflies. In this kit,...
DIY Shelving

DIY Shelving

My office is small. It is 12.5 feet long and 6.5 feet wide. The width has always been a problem when it comes to furnishing my office with what I need. I’ve had several cabinets on the wall behind me, but they weren’t suiting my purposes any longer. I...