Money Saver – Sewing

Whatever your situation in life, people like to save money. I grew up without a lot of extras. We did not have much, but my mom sewed most of our clothes, and that helped a lot in the money department. I’m always surprised when someone doesn’t know how to sew. What? How is that possible?Continue reading “Money Saver – Sewing”

Pumpkin Spice Cake

What is better in the Fall than a piece of spice cake? I have been making this pumpkin spice cake for years. I have made it gluten-free and it is wonderful. There is also a vegan option that I used to use, but unfortunately, my oldest became allergic to flax seeds, so I don’t useContinue reading “Pumpkin Spice Cake”

Five Things You Might Not Know…About Me

I thought this sounded like a fascinating idea. I am fairly new to blogging (about five months) and I thought you might be interested in learning a bit more about me. So here goes: Before COVID-19, I was the choir director at my small, Catholic church. I loved the music I picked, even though weContinue reading “Five Things You Might Not Know…About Me”

Wondering Waffles

Tonight, we had breakfast for dinner. It’s a fun way to shuffle up a menu change and the kids love it. It was child #3’s night to cook and she wanted waffles in the worst way! (See my lovely alliteration! An English person to the core! Diagramming, anyone?!!!) So, although I did not mind whichContinue reading “Wondering Waffles”

Remember Always

I keep forgetting that we are here for only a short while. It seems to take an eternity for things to come as children. Christmas must take at least three – five years to come. Easter, too. But once it happens, the day goes so fast and we are left to wait another three –Continue reading “Remember Always”

A Second State Park Trip

Today we managed to get in a second trip to the state park that children #’s 1 & 2 and I visited about a month ago. This time children #’s 2, 3, & 4 were with me. We also took our dogs, #’s 1, 2, & 3 – all of them! That is not usuallyContinue reading “A Second State Park Trip”

Autumn and a Quinoa Dish

Today we cleaned and put up our Halloween decorations. Cheerful jack-o-lanterns, Snoopy, orange dressed birds, owls, and pumpkins were the order of the day. I even had some spider-web table runners that I got on clearance last year to decorate the glass doors of the cabinet with the kids’ movies, the mirror beside the frontContinue reading “Autumn and a Quinoa Dish”