Thrift shops are not just for shoppers.

I’m not fond of shopping but I’m crazy about thrift shops.  When I visit a new town, it’s one of the side trips I always take.  I ask locals to point me in the direction of as many thrift shops as I can fit into a schedule.  I’m not a good retail browser.  Here’s my idea of shopping for new items: 1) Need a thing. 2) See a thing. 3) Ask do you have that thing in my color, size, price? 4)  If yes, I’m out of there in minutes. 5) If not, I can live without it.    ...more

It's really habit forming, isn't it?  Exciting to fall in love with something and ...more

Redecorate & Reclaim The Master Bedroom ASAP After Divorce

Redecorate and Reclaim The Master Bedroom ASAP After Divorce ...more

Dealing with Darkness in Sweden

During the wintertime, the northern latitude countries experience snow, cold, more cold, and darkness. It is the darkness that affects most people. Seasonal weather changes can have such a large impact on people that there is an official term: seasonal affected disorder, SAD....more

Today and Yesterday  Thank you, Erin...more

Christmas Calenders 3 more designs out the nativity hand painted so pretty....more

Over The Meadow And Through The Woods

In this story I am the grandmother and it’s my house that’s in the woods.  But that wasn’t where I headed for Thanksgiving.  I drove away from my northern California redwood forest, as I often do, to spend Thanksgiving in the city with my daughter and granddaughter.   ...more

Ovarian Cancer Patients Under 30 are choosing to freeze entire Ovaries

62% of Ovarian Cancer PatientsUnder 30 are choosing to freeze entire ovaries or strips of ovarian tissue.Women diagnosed with early-stage ovarian cancerremoval of one ovary has become a real option. This conservative surgery greatly increasesthe chances of preserving fertility.There is a 12 percent Chance that the patient will have a recurrence in their remaining ovary and subsequently may die.Most women resumed normal menstruation or had a successful pregnancy.   ...more


My husband left this morning for work leaving 3 open ladders in our kitchen we are remodeling. Why on earth we need 3 ladders is beyond me. I took 2 of them out to the porch and kept the shiniest, newest looking one to use. I assumed that since it didn't look like it was built out of wood in the Mesozoic Era or bent aluminum that it would be the safest. I was wrong. I climbed up the rungs and the top suddenly bent over at the hinges smashing my fingers in the sides. I couldn't get down, because my fingers were stuck way up at the top. ...more

here's to the long journey to consistency

Wow-First Entry-it has been a while coming- the whole idea of this blog is to have a place where ideas and people can connect-i am hoping that i will be able to make myself through and through a more consistent person-- ...more

A great first post - congrats on entering the blogging world!

I think as women we often ...more

Blueberry Cobbler

Secretly, I'm four and need shoes that light up in the dark to keep monsters away. They (tm) do not make shoes in my size that light up, not even tennis shoes. I am taking matters into my own hands. I started with a cute pair of Steven Madden wedge sandals that were pretty comfortable but just a little high for my tendency to take my sandals out for long hikes. I bandsaw'd a triangle out so that my wedges became stacked heels. After some sanding (lots of sanding), they looked like nice shoes again which felt a little futile but I had bigger plans. ...more