How to use time efficiently.

Have you had one of those days where time gets away from you? Before you know it, it’s time to wind down before bed, but the dishes are still in the sink, or there’s still a load of laundry in the dryer, waiting to be taken out and folded. Where did the day go? DoContinue reading “How to use time efficiently.”

August

The corn is tall, the vegetable garden is winding down but still keeping me hopping, it’s hot and humid, and the flies are obnoxious. It’s August! Every time I open the door it’s a battle to keep the flies from getting in. I don’t think I ever win that one. I actually broke a flyswatterContinue reading “August”

Declutter Your Life

Have you ever uttered the exasperated phrase, “there’s too much crap in this house!”? I have. Usually after I’ve been looking for something for hours…and I’ve had to dig thru boxes of stuff I’m keeping because it may come in handy some day…you know what I mean? As a boomer, possibly your parents (as kids)Continue reading “Declutter Your Life”

Interior Design for Non-Designers

Creating a pleasing room for the rest of us. I’ve never been that good with decorating, but I want my home to look nice and reflect who I am now. So I decided to do a little research into Interior Design. I wanted to find out the basics, so I can make the rooms inContinue reading “Interior Design for Non-Designers”

Ways to Ignite Joy in Hard Times

When things are bad, whether huge like a global pandemic, or something smaller in scale like, say, winter, with it’s shorter days and bad weather, or just anything that gets us down, it’s hard to keep our attitudes positive. It’s hard to keep going sometimes. We get weighted down, depressed, and then we kind ofContinue reading “Ways to Ignite Joy in Hard Times”

Dinner for Two (or One)

For most middle-aged country women, we’ve grown used to cooking for a family, maybe 4 or 5 (or more) people. But there comes a time when the kids grow up and move out on their own, and it’s down to you and your hubby, or maybe just down to you and you are now cookingContinue reading “Dinner for Two (or One)”

Heading into a New Year

The magic of Christmas has come and gone. The presents have been exchanged, the turkey eaten, and the family has gone home. The presents lay under the tree waiting to be put away. In the next few days, depending on how long you like to leave the tree up, you’ll be taking down the tree,Continue reading “Heading into a New Year”

Enjoying Christmas on Your Own

Many of us are facing the Holidays alone this year, with COVID restrictions and trying to keep gatherings to a minimum. But that doesn’t mean we have to give up and spend the day hiding under the covers in our jammies. There are plenty of ways to enjoy Christmas. Gatherings may be smaller, people mayContinue reading “Enjoying Christmas on Your Own”

DIY Christmas Pillows

I love changing out my couch pillows for the season. Don’t you? There’s so many fun and pretty Christmas throw pillows out there, we could easily have too many pillows…in fact, last year my sister looked at my couch, and said, “that’s a lot of pillows”. Sisters…right? I love this pillow. It’s on Kohl’s website.Continue reading “DIY Christmas Pillows”

Outdoor Christmas Decor you can put up yourself

Are you tired of waiting on a man to put out Christmas lights? Whether it’s your husband, boyfriend, brother, or friend, do they promise to make time for you, then never make time? Oh, most times their heart’s in the right place, they just have too many projects for the amount of time they haveContinue reading “Outdoor Christmas Decor you can put up yourself”