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…


5 Ways to Rediscover Yourself Once The Kids Are Grown

Your last child graduating high school can send you into all kinds of mixed emotions. Has the thought gone through your head, “Now What?” You spent the last 18+ years giving your whole being into raising your children to be Read more…


My Bookshelf

I love to read!! This post will continually change to give you the latest books I have read, or my monthly book club reads. Feel free to check back often for updates. You can click on the book image for Read more…


The BEST Irish Stew recipe

It has been raining nonstop for the last week in central Indiana. With the falling temperatures, good old Irish Stew sounded good to warm up the bones. I’ve made this recipe for years and I don’t know the original author, Read more…


Easy Irish Soda Bread

This bread is so easy and delicious try not to eat the whole loaf! It compliments a warm bowl of Best Irish Stew perfectly. Print Easy Irish Soda Bread This bread is so easy and delicious try not to eat 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…


My Super Easy, Creamy Coleslaw

My husband loves to cook food on the smoker, and what goes better with bbq pulled pork than creamy coleslaw?  Our family loves this creamy, tangy recipe, and I think we have tweaked the recipe until it’s just right! The best Read more…