Royal Purple Amethyst

Don't you love February? It is the month of love with an entire day dedicated to those we love. It is the shortest month of the year (a great treat for all kids in school!). Of course, it is also the month of my birth!...more

What Is Your Favorite Age?

Let's start by saying there is absolutely nothing wrong with our current ages. I am loving my current decade! But from time to time I do think about the "perfect" age. Now, for some it might be the 20's because you are young, healthy, discovering the world of independence. If I had one age to "do-over" it would be my early 20's. We're not talking about do-overs though. We are talking about the age you would choose to live forever. Because I can't speak for an age past my own I can only look back at the years I have lived to choose from....more

Resolutions are Meant to be Broken Goals are Meant to Achieve

New Year's is full of exciting, new opportunities for many people. It is a fresh start; like a freshly painted wall waiting for pictures and decorations. I love the invigoration and re-commitment when the new year comes around....more

Photo Friday Blog Image Tips

Welcome back to one of my favorite features of the week -- Photo Friday!  This week I chose a favorite photo to show you how to edit a photo for sharing on your social media channels and make it blog worthy. Photography is becoming a major hobby in my life.  I find myself keeping a camera with me to capture spontaneous images.  This hobby is also translating into helping grow my blog by sharing great images....more

Blog Business Plan Worksheets

Blog Business Plan Series Day 5 [This is post is not a sponsored or affiliate post.  I did not receive any compensation to write this post.  All the opinions shared are my own.] [caption id="attachment_2075" align="alignleft" width="300"] Think big, plan, ideas, be creative....more

Watching Seeds Grow Review

[This is a sponsored post. I received a free copy of the book to review for this post. It has affiliate links – clicking on the link may mean I earn a small commission. The opinions and comments are my own.]...more

Blog Business Plan Series

Blog Business Plan Series Day 4 [This is post is not a sponsored or affiliate post.  I did not receive any compensation to write this post.  All the opinions shared are my own.] [caption id="attachment_2265" align="alignleft" width="200"]...more

My First Car

My First CarI bought my first car at 16.  I paid for it myself, paid for maintenance, and even paid the insurance.  My parents were firm in the idea of responsibility at a young age. ...more

Travel Dreams

My Travel DreamsI haven't traveled much during my life.  I've been to Florida once, the Bahamas for 3 days, Hawaii for a week, Oregon for a few days, Nevada, and Arizona. That's it.In fact, I haven't been on an airplane since 1993....more

Finding Courage with Type 1 Diabetes and Inspiration from Miss Idaho 2014

Courage Inspiration Type 1 Diabetes and Miss Idaho 2014 Miss Idaho 2014 is amazing.I don’t know her personally but I believe she is an inspiration to other young people (especially young girls).  Why? Of course, her manners, character, and intelligence go without saying.  She is Miss Idaho after all and those are important attributes....more
That's really cool that she did that.  Kids with Type 1 diabetes need good role models and it ...more