Fun & Recreation

Hard Working Irish Boys

The following is in response to Velvet Verbosity’s 100 Word Challenge. The prompt was “Misbehavin’.” Austin & Tommy “You boys better not be up to no good!” With straight face he replied, “No mam, not misbehavin’, we’re working for Mrs. D. Honest work, Ma. She needs a path, so we’re hauling stones from the country […]

My Christmas Promise

As I fired up Face Book this morning, I was met with reminders of today’s events, along with the realization that today is December 19th. I literally asked, “What? How can it be the 19th already?” That means I have only a few more days to get my Christmas preparations done. My mind started racing […]

What’s Your Back Story?

Here it is Friday and since life has been all mixed up lately, I’ve decided to skip the Top Ten List and build off an old post from when I blogged at DollyDoormat. This past weekend, I had the pleasure of spending a few days with my sister-in-law and a good friend. While I had […]

Sweet Summertime

Sweet Summertime

The past few weeks have been filled with summertime weather and activities. I hesitate to include idyllic in my description, for there have been some interesting moments! However, all-in-all, this has been one of the best summers I have had in years. I have worked very hard for very long time, and while I enjoy […]

One Step Gratitude

Good day and many apologies for neglecting you lately! For some reason, the lazy days of summer seem to be a misnomer in my world. However, today I managed a few glorious minutes respite on my porch. It was then I realized how effortlessly I have remained in a state of nearly constant gratitude, despite the hectic […]

Top Ten Reasons to Do Something Creative

It’s no secret that I love creative endeavors. I sew, I cook, I paint, I write, and I enjoy myriad other projects. To me, creating in any form is as vital as breathing! This creative force is my source of energy. It is also the impetus for this post. If you recall, I recently mentioned […]

My Top Ten Favorite Inspirational Quotes

For me, inspiration comes in many forms and I find I am most inspired when I’m creating. However, there are times I need a little extra boost, a little more can-do attitude, and a little reminder that ordinary people do extraordinary things all the time. For these moments, I often turn to inspirational people and […]