The Quiet

It’s 7 AM here, and I’ve been up since 6. I’ve had time to take a long, hot bath, enjoy my coffee and read blogs at my leisure. I’ve seen the sun rise into the sky on this bitterly cold morning. My hair is air-drying, I’ve had breakfast, and pretty much have taken my time […]

Lazy Days- Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Ours started out with a celebration of fireworks all around our house. The neighbors across the street were celebrating in style last night, and we reaped the benefits of watching. It was cold and rainy, so being able to look out the window and watch was a bonus! E.B. and I have […]

Frugal Blogs

Just a quick question for my readers: Do you read any frugal blogs or blogs about saving money? If so, would you leave a comment and tell me which ones are worth a look? Thanks!


Jo-Lynn at Musings of a Housewife (one of the best blogs around, in my opinion) is hosting a blog carnival where you sum up your blogging throughout the year of 2009 by posting only the first sentence of the first post of each month. Sounds easier than trying to do a detailed recap of my […]

A Different Kind of Christmas

I hate to admit it, but I was really dreading Christmas this year. Not the reason for Christmas and all that it means, but just the fact that I knew things would be different this year. From Thanksgiving on, things just didn’t go as planned this year. Normally, our Christmas tree is up the day […]

Musselman’s Apple Sauce

Musselman’s, proud growers of the highest quality of apples (grown in the USA) for over 60 years, recently sent my family a jar of Original and Cinnamon Apple Sauce to use for making a declicious holiday treat. We looked through all of the fantstic recipes located here and decided to try the Apple Sauce Oatmeal […]

New Years Resolutions

I’m completely aware that it’s not even New Years yet, but it’s getting close and for some reason my mind is transfixed on making New Years resolutions. I honestly can’t tell you why I am so gung ho about this because if history is any indication whatsoever, the only resolutions I am actually any good […]