The Big Book of Everything - and how to use it

I've been known to be a paper lover ever since I was born. That I've turned into a real notebook addict didn't came as a surprise for anyone. My love for all things that fall into the category office supplies is a genetic thingie, put there by my father who still has a thing for fountain pens and good paper to write on....more
Denise Thank you Denise. The main problem indeed is sticking with something, and I think this ... more

I will follow you

Disclaimer: the author of this post cannot be held responsible for making you hum this song for the next few months....more
FascinatedBee  Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I don't exactly know how I did it, but ... more

Square Foot Gardening for Beginners

Whoot whoot! I finally have my veggie garden getting up and growing! I might have mentioned already that my husband didn't share my enthusiasm for another try on my wildest projects: growing most of our own produce. He remembers all too well the gazillion times that I took on a veggie garden and then neglected it, even if there was good stuff to harvest. The good thing is that I do almost everything in pots, so it's fairly easy to clean up. And this year I can add to the list... ...more
TheDivineMrsM  I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised! Good luck to you! more

10 Concepts That Didn't Exist 10 Years Ago

Some phenomena of 2014—like Bitcoin and clandestine phone surveillance and 3-D printing—still feel very "the future is now!" to me, and I can hardly believe they exist … but I really have to stop and try to remember life without these 10 concepts. ...more
This really made me smile - I often wonder how surreal it must have been for my grand-parents: ... more

The Lord Looks at the Heart: When My Son Became My Daughter

I am the mom of the little girl called A.J., who was recently profiled in the Kansas City Star. As surprised as I was to find my family in the paper, I am also incredibly proud. ...more
Thank you for this beautiful post. It is good to know that you're daughter had the confidence to ... more

Two of My Favorite Things: Bullet Journaling and Some Lines a Day Journaling

Over the last few months, I've talked to dozens of people about journals and planners. Quite a few of those people have ordered planners or journals and are giving it a try. For those who are still on the fence, or those who haven't quite found their favorite journaling methods, here are a couple of techniques to try: Some Lines a Day and Bullet Journaling. ...more
It seem that I can't keep a journal AND a blog, but I do like putting everything in one book. ... more

Gardening Wisdom For Beginners or Non-Gardeners

When we bought our house I was full of gardening plans. We were going to grow all thing things! Yes! All of them. Then I realized that not only did I know very little about gardening, but it would also mean an never ending battle with the local wildlife. I settled for planting an herb garden and having a few small garden containers. This time of year I dream of large gardens and I find myself reading lots of gardening posts. At some point I may be willing to take on the challenge of gardening but for now I'm reading, dreaming and drinking in the wisdom of women who do it every year....more
I agree with Rita, although some seeds are very easy (rocket and chard always come up here, no ... more