Deal ALERT:FoodSaver Starter Kit W/Vacuum Sealer

Ok, peeps. This is an excellent deal. If you are into saving money, and have the freezer room to buy in bulk, you NEED a FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer. I have had mine for years, and use it religiously. I buy meat cheap. I check the ‘mark down bin’ and whatever sales and buy the cheapest […]


I know its not Wordless Wednesday, but when my daughter posted this picture on her Facebook, I couldn’t resist. I told her I was stealing it and posting it. She knows this is one of the hazards of being the daughter of a blogger. This is my grandson Cha-cha (nickname!). He had just eaten that […]

Wordless Wednesday D’s Concert

This is D giving a concert for the family. This was for a major grade in his band class. He had to make a program and have everyone who attended sign it so he could take it back to the teacher. He played three different songs, and did a really good job. The picture is […]

Blog review: A Concord Carpenter

If you (or your husband) are a ‘Do-It-Yourself’-er or, if you like working with wood, A Concord Carpenter is a good blog for you to follow. Robert’s blog is about all aspects of home improvement and remodeling. He has product reviews on tools that will help you choose the right tool for the job you […]

Have You Heard of Mabel’s Labels?

I have been using Mabel’s Labels for a while now, and I have to say I am very impressed. I use the labels on my grandkids cups. These labels stay stuck, through numerous dishwashings. I think what impressed me most was finding one of those cups floating in a greasy pot I had filled with […]

Childrens Book Review: The Dragon and the Turtle

If you have small children you need to find the book The Dragon and the Turtle by Donita K. Paul and Evangeline Denmark. The book has beautiful illustrations by Vincent Nguyen. A little red dragon named Padraig with a big appetite, learns that sometimes it is good to put aside what we want in order […]

Merry Christmas…

  I am sitting here, in the dark, watching the lights on our little Christmas tree. I have been up since 4:15 because I get up with my husband, to get him off to work. I see the sun is just starting to lighten the sky over the trees in our pasture. The rooster is […]

Wordless Wednesday Christmas Concert

My youngest son’s school choir concert was last night. They all did such a beautiful job, I had to share. They call themselves the “Singing Stars” from Lone Star Elementary. Enjoy!

Entering (and winning!) Sweepstakes and Give Aways

I know, it has been a solid week since I posted last. I need to work on my consistency. I have been following other blogs this week, trying to win give aways to pad my Christmas list. I have six kids and ten grandkids, and unfortunately I don’t have a ‘Present Tree’ growing in my […]

Wordless Wednesday – William

This is William, my newest grandchild.