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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…


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…


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…


Flying the Coop and Empty Nest Grief

I’m going to be real and honest with you. An opportunity came up last week for my son to move to an apartment on a college campus 45 minutes away, and I’m not ready. Notice I didn’t say that he’s Read more…


Reunions and Homecoming

My husband had his 30-year class reunion last weekend, it was also Homecoming. For us, it wasn’t really an option whether or not we would attend. We both graduated from the same high school, still live in the same town, Read more…


How to Host the BEST Bunco Night!

Do you want a fun way of reconnecting with your girlfriends? Start a bunco club! My club has been meeting on the second Monday of every month for over 15 years!  This is one night of the month you just Read more…


An Old-Fashioned Barn Raising

DIY Barn doors are a great way to bring neighbors together to work on a project and build relationships that last. this post may contain affiliate links and we may earn compensation when you click on the links at no Read more…


Helping college kids prepare for a summer internship

Over the summer, my oldest son, Bailey, had the opportunity of a lifetime.  By what would seem a random fluke to the outsider, I know was a divine appointment of God in establishing my son’s path and journey to adulthood.  I Read more…


Toward the Western Sky

As my oldest son was heading into his senior year of high school, I was grasping at time to try to slow it down. My husband and I wanted to plan a last hurrah vacation before the canvas of our family Read more…