Saturday Memory: Margaret Hamilton on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

I'm going to try and dedicate Saturday posts to happy and pleasant memories for which I am thankful.As most children of the 70′s in Pittsburgh are apt, I do love Mr. Rogers. My Mum describes how I would rush pell mell home from the busstop to watch him after kindergarten each day. I don’t really remember that (I was 4 and 5) but I do have a few vivid memories of the show itsel....more

The World of Make Believe

Many times our every day lives can overwhelm us and we desperately need a break. Being a wife, homemaker, and mother can be a challenge and some days we feel discouraged. That’s the time when we would like to enter the world of Make-Believe. Perhaps after we do the dishes, change a diaper, and put our children down for a nap, we may have a couple hours to read a novel and slip into that make-believe world; a world of escape when our frustrations are high and we desperately need a break and a place to relax so we can be ready for the next go-around with our children....more

Make Believe

With three days left to go on the blog every day for the month of May challenge, I have to admit I’m looking forward to the finish line and a break.  This was probably not the best month to attempt what might seem like a simple task, but it is harder than it looks....more

Make Believe Play Dress Up Boxes

I have decided to create Make Believe Play Dress Up boxes for our 2 grand-nieces. I did this for the (now) older girls years ago and thought it would be perfect for the little girls this Christmas....more

Ginka House of Madness

This post is for you J-Bode.Once upon a time, the hubs and I were driving in the car. Or sitting on the couch. Or somewhere. I'm pretty sure it was in the car though. This was before we were married, when my last name was still Ginka.That's not really the point though.I looked at him out of the corner of my eye:Me: Did you foof?David: Did I what?Me: Foof, did you foof (Pronounced like foot, but with an f)...more



for a time such as these

Oh, for a time such as these  ere's an ol' man called de MississippiDat's de ol' man dat I'd like to be!What does he care if de world's got troubles?What does he care if de land ain't free? Ol' man river,Dat ol' man riverHe mus'know sumpin'But don't say nuthin',He jes'keeps rollin' ...more