In Closing — Recounting Another Year and the Ending of a Decade

Dear Friends, Somehow we find ourselves here, propelled to the end of a year that still feels in so many ways to be just beginning. It is December; a month of celebration, gratitude, and reflection. It is a little special this year because not only is it the ending of a year, but the endingContinue reading “In Closing — Recounting Another Year and the Ending of a Decade”

Welcome, Fall! Here’s What I’ve Been Up to Lately

Dear Friends, Hello again! As much as I enjoy organization, structure and planning, now that Get Healthy Month is over I admit it is really nice to have a whole month ahead of me with nothing specific planned for the blog. The one thing missing from the month of sharing health and diet information wasContinue reading “Welcome, Fall! Here’s What I’ve Been Up to Lately”

How We Spent Our First Summer Weekend + Natural Sunscreen and Bug Repellent Reviews

Dear Friends, We’re still a little more than three weeks from the official Summer Solstice, but the unofficial start of sweet summertime is here! If this past weekend is any indication of what’s to come this summer, then I am over the moon excited for the upcoming 10-12 weeks. I truly can’t remember a moreContinue reading “How We Spent Our First Summer Weekend + Natural Sunscreen and Bug Repellent Reviews”

Thanksgiving Wishes to My Friends and Family

Hello Friends, Today is Thanksgiving, and I wanted to write a special holiday note to let all of you know how thankful I am for YOU! Writing is my passion, and this blog is my creative outlet. Without you, my readers, I would not have anyone to share that passion with. So I want to take a momentContinue reading “Thanksgiving Wishes to My Friends and Family”

Family Trip to the Lake, My Next Crazy Situation, and…Spider!

Hi Friends! There are two kinds of spiders in my area that creep me out: the Black Widow and the Brown Recluse. The latter of the two much more than the former, because the Black Widow tends to know its place here in Southeast Missouri–inside hollowed-out logs in the woods! The Brown Recluse, on theContinue reading “Family Trip to the Lake, My Next Crazy Situation, and…Spider!”