Original Elf on A Shelf Before It Was Popular

The Elf on a Shelf Craze The Elf on A Shelf craze seems to be everywhere, but Santa’s little helper isn’t new. My grandmother gave me a small knee hugger elf to hang on the tree in the 1960’s, it Read More …

It’s Sugar Coma on Day 4 of Christmas

Sugar coma anyone? It’s a cookie marathon at my house during Christmas, and I love every minute. I give tins to friends, co-workers, and my Marine Corps sons. Read More …

Season Of Christmas Continues, Day 3

When two sons are away from home in the Marine Corp during the holidays what is a Mom to do? Send a massive care package of course. Read More …

#9/52: Shamrock Shake, It’s That Time of Year

The tradition of the Shamrock Shake from McDonald’s continues with my yearly St. Patrick’s Day treat Read More …

Day 312: Cinnamon Rolls

Normally I like the Pillsbury cinnamon rolls in a tube, you know the ones found in the dairy case. Homemade cinnamon rolls can be too sticky and sweet for me, I like the bread texture. Now I have found a Read More …

Day 311: Prepping For Thanksgiving

How to Prepare for Thanksgiving Dinner One of my joys during the year is planningĀ Thanksgiving dinner. My kids love eating my moist delicious turkey wrapped in bacon. You can find the recipe here. I start shopping for Thanksgiving several weeks Read More …

Day 297-298: Honoring my Dad on Veterans Day

Today on Veterans Day I honor my Dad, who served in WWII and Korea, his Army Airborne wings and badges in the shadow box are very dear to me. Read More …

Where Poppies Grow, In Flanders Field

Veterans Day is a time for everyone, including our schools to thank the servicemen and women for their service. Flanders Field is sung by the high school choir in Nebraska just for that reason. Read More …

Day 288-290: High School Football

High school football in small town Nebraska is the highlight of the week. It’s sports and socializing all wrapped up into one. Read More …

Day 277: Red Door, Nebraska City Church

Found another red door on a church in Nebraska, my first was in Connecticut Read More …