Who Is The Baby Jesus Anyway?

Up until this year, Christmas, for my daughter,...more

The Holiday Tradition Nobody Likes

I was standing in line at the post office the other day, several packages stacked on my arms, balancing as if I were holding a serving tray with very expensive drinks for very important guests. I looked around at all of the sad faces in line before and after me. The post office is a holiday tradition nobody likes ....more

Things I Wonder While Watching “Sex In The City” Season 3

1. Do women in their 30’s still obsess about getting married? I keep reading people don’t want to get married anymore ....more

10 Almost Free DIY Gifts For Any Occasion

Nothing beats a DIY (do it yourself) gift around the holidays, especially if you have someone who says, “I don’t want anything” when you ask them what they want (those people are SO annoying, aren’t they?), or someone who seems to have everything they could possibly ever want or need, or when your bank account is beginning to dwindle and you have time, but not much money. These are the instances when I say step away from the store and step into your own mind and heart. Think about what might be truly meaningful to the person you are making the gift for ....more

Surrender

Surrender. Just surrender to it all. Even if it is hard ....more

Pink Alcohol Ink Art Necklace Giveaway: November Gratitude For My Readers

It’s the last Saturday of November 2014! Where does the time go? Doesn’t it seem like November just started? ...more

Where I Am From When I Am Homesick.

I am from the wind whistling through tree branches and the soft, green grass damp with fresh dew, from rusty, red wagons, and from mud pies decorated with leaves, sticks, rocks, and wilted flowers. I am from a boxy, greenish-gray house built by Grandpa’s hands with a hot, wood stove and a deliciously dark, cool basement filled with treasures, cousins, and canned pears. I am from wild raspberries, red tomatoes, freshly sliced cucumbers, and from apple trees filled with over-ripe fruit so noisy with the endless buzzing of bees ....more

When You Feel Like Giving Everyone the Middle Finger

Yesterday, on the way to the post office, my daughter and I passed two guys walking down the street. As we parked our car the two men stopped on the sidewalk in front of us. We had ring-side tickets to their performance as they thrust their middle fingers into the air and waved them at all of the cars passing by on the road ....more

Ceramic Art Tile Giveaway – Gratitude For My Readers

I am so excited today because I am giving away a ceramic art tile! I’m celebrating each Saturday during the month of November with art giveaways for my readers. I hope you are having as much fun as I am ....more

Bungee Jumping Off The Laundry Pile

Ever have a laundry pile so high that you contemplated bungee jumping off of it? I have. I mean, not to brag or anything, but my laundry pile is so tall right now that bungee jumping could be a possibility ....more