A Weekend In Paris

It was a Monday morning, I received a text from a good friend saying, “Notre Dame is burning, weren’t you just there?” I immediately turned on the news with much heartbreak that the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was Read more…


A 75th Birthday Surprise to Vegas

This year for my mom’s 75th birthday, her girlfriends wanted to surprise her with a trip to Vegas. The big kicker was that my sister and I were also flying in from Indiana. We had booked our flights in early Read more…


Why I gave up trying to lose weight

I am sick and tired of trying to lose weight!! It seems like I have spent over twenty years trying to lose weight.  I am sick and tired of being sick and tired! Sick, tired, sick, tired, sick, tired! It Read more…


My Favorite Things

This is a quick and easy post that has some of my favorite things. I will update regularly, so check back often. All of the items posted will have links to purchase from Amazon, I may earn compensation for anything Read more…


New Year or All Things New?

Each start of a new year, I always take the time to reflect on what I have learned the previous year; the areas I have grown, the areas I have failed, the areas that need improvement. It has always been Read more…


Returning to the Nest

My youngest son moved home after two months of flying from the coop. He realized his mama isn’t so bad to live with. Actually, he moved home because it took two months of living away to find a direction. This Read more…


12 Great Gift Ideas for Your College Guy

College kids can be difficult to buy for, especially boys…or men I should say. I’ve compiled a list of ideas in a variety of price ranges for those special people in your life. Many of these came from my own Read more…


Delicious Italian Meatballs

I love keeping meatballs in my freezer for a quick and delicious meal. They’re easy to defrost and put with my homemade marinara sauce to serve over spaghetti, zucchini noodles, or serve on a sub roll topped with melted provolone.  Read more…


Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken

A few years ago, I invested in an Instant Pot. Yes, I jumped on the crazy-train, my husband swears I am a kitchen gadget junkie and need a self-help group, but this one has been well worth the money. I Read more…


Michigan Winery Tour

An important aspect of empty-nesting is keeping the spark alive in your marriage.  My husband and I like to take short weekend getaways to reconnect and relax together. One of our favorite fall destinations is along the west coast of Michigan. Read more…