30-Day Blog Challenge: Day 21–What Are You Afraid Of?

FEAR. It’s horribly powerful, for such a tiny little word. I think the power of fear has held sway over all of us at some point in our lives.  If it hasn’t ever gotten hold of you, well then, you are a lucky one. Fear is a defense mechanism that should keep us safe, but the problem with it is that it grows.  And when fear grows, you can’t.  It has the ability to keep you from doing good things.  {Read More}

30-Day Blog Challenge: Day 20–Hobby? That’s What People Do For Fun, Right??

If someone had asked me ten years ago what my hobbies were, I would have a whole list of fun and relaxing things to give them.  I would say things like reading, scrapbooking, crafting, listening to music (and sometimes singing along), decorating, organizing, and trying new recipes. Although I still do all of those things from time to time, they have become less of a fun thing and more of a chore.  And if it’s more like a chore, than {Read More}

30-Day Blog Challenge: Day 19–Remember That One Time?!?

Blog Challenge 19 is to talk about a fun memory.  I could actually talk about a lot of fun memories.  Number one, because I really like to talk and number two, because I try to find fun and happiness wherever I can.  It doesn’t always happen that way, but at least I try!!! Truthfully, most days with my children are going to be some kind of fun.  I say most, because none of us are perfect and we get hateful {Read More}

30-Day Blog Challenge: Day 18–How Do I Love Thee…

First, let me say that I have come to the conclusion that I must be the least organized person on the face of the planet!  I started this blog challenge and really thought it would be a breeze to finish in 30 days.  Well, that deadline has come and gone! In truth, I never really laid out specifics.  So I guess if I was trying to write something every day for 30 consecutive days or write a set number of {Read More}

30-Day Blog Challenge: Day 17–My Pretty Little Family

  This blog challenge actually asked for a family photo.  Well, guess what.  I don’t have one. Technically, I think I have two snapshots with just the five of us altogether at one time.  There are no professional ones.  None.  There are photos of me and the Super Trooper.  There is one of me, him, and Funny Bubby when he was a baby.  There are portraits of both my boys together, of them with their little sister, and of all {Read More}

30-Day Blog Challenge: Day 16–What’s Your Favorite Food? (Seriously??)

Asking me to pick a favorite food is almost like asking a four-year-old to pick just one toy out of a Christmas catalog.  I’m just not sure it can be done!! I think it’s easier to tell you what I don’t like.  I don’t like raw oysters, mushy brussel sprouts or asparagus (I’ll eat them otherwise), mayonnaise on cold sandwiches, soggy corn tortillas, and some kinds of lasagna (mostly because I’m not in love with most marinara sauces).  I don’t {Read More}

30-Day Blog Challenge: Day 15–It’s Just a Little Crush…

The 30-Day Blog Challenge question of the day:  Who is your celebrity crush? Ummm.  Yeah.  I’m too old for crushes. What I have is actually a deep and meaningful appreciation of fine things. So if I think Sean Connery is still beautiful, no matter how old he gets, and if Liam Neeson’s voice soothes my soul, it’s perfectly acceptable. If the Hemsworth Brothers, Zac Efron, Robert Downey Jr, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and Channing Tatum make me lose my train of {Read More}

30-Day Blog Challenge: Day 14–Oh, I Love It!!

Hello!  I’m still trying to play catch-up with my blog challenge.  I’m trying not to be too hard on myself for getting behind, because I feel like the things I was doing instead, were important!  I would also like to take this opportunity to tell everyone that this is not all my blog is about.  I know this challenge contains a lot of stuff about me and I promise that there are more recipes, stories, and projects coming.  I just {Read More}

30-Day Blog Challenge: Day 13–Don’t Care How, I Want It Noooooowwww…

If you’ve ever seen the original Willy Wonka, you totally get that title… Day 13’s challenge question:  What is something you really want?? Do you know what I really, really, really, really, really want right now? I want to go to the beach. I would say, it’s that simple, but that might not be exactly true! What I really want is to go to the beach–preferably on the Gulf side of Florida–for a week with my little family and not {Read More}

30-Day Blog Challenge: Day 12–Buy, Buy, Buy…

I’m way behind on my “daily” blog challenge!!  I like to think I have a good excuse.  There has been a LOT going on around here and the Super Trooper was out-of-town for two weeks.  He missed a Senior Prom, Spizzie’s Birthday, Mother’s Day, AND our 19th wedding anniversary!!  I’ve kind of been running around like a chicken with its head cut off just trying to keep up with everything.  Plus, I was a little bummed that he was gone {Read More}