What do your glasses say about you?

glassesThis past week, I got new glasses.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like them. Like always, at the eye doctor, they prefer to put those little drops in your eyes. You know the ones. The ones where you’re pupils get as big as your head and the once glorious sun is now a blinding mass of white glare? Some people know them as the dilation drops. My migraines and I prefer to call them drops of pure evil.  Continue reading

Quilled Flower Mother’s Day Gift

This shop to highlight Mother’s Day with my mom and the gift of some amazing stories and memories has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
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Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it gets me to thinking about how I spend my time with my mom. Usually, when I’m visiting her we’re either driving around the country side and she’s telling me stories about what it was like when she grew up, or we’re going through old family possessions talking about the history. I love hearing her stories. I could sit for hours and listen to them over and over again.  Continue reading

Easy Family Dinners Can Fit into Hectic Schedules


Quick Dinner Recipe and Quality Family Time Ideas
I always thought once the kids became a bit more independent my life would get easier. Guess what? It’s not that simple! Now that the kids are older, they eat more, so I spend more in groceries, and they have more activities, so we’re on the run more. Pair that with a crazy military schedule for my husband and my massive amount of work to do while working from home, and we run into some major clashes with dinner time.

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Procrastination: Time to Take Control of the To Do List

ProcrastinationIt’s no secret that I’m in love with my to do list. I’ve written about it several times, sharing my daily lists and raving about my obsession with the list.

Today’s Thoughts on Thursday video for the vlog link up over on JVKom Chronicles takes on the true form of the topic, procrastination, by me waiting until last minute to get my video completed causing everything to get done on Friday. That’s right, your viewing pleasure of Thoughts on Thursday occurs on Friday this week. Sorry about that. It’s been a crazy busy week. Finally I get a breather (which sort of relates back to the vlog I did on Breathing a couple weeks ago.) Continue reading

Easy Flip Flop Creations: Polka Dots and Ribbons

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Easy Flip Flop CreationsLast weekend I spent some time browsing craft stores for the kids to get some ideas on things I can make. Browsing always acts as a method of inspiration because I’m always finding new products I didn’t know existed, plus I get a chance to see what current themes and colors are popular right now.  Continue reading

5 Spots to Clean Quick in the Kitchen

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We all get busy and our piled plates sometimes stay dirty a little longer than we’d like. Ok, maybe that’s not the greatest metaphor, but for me it works. Especially in the kitchen. I know I’ve been talking a lot lately about how busy I’ve been. I’m not complaining, just letting you know what’s going on with me right now. So, right now I’m thinking about getting the most out of my kitchen cleaning routine. Continue reading