Marigolds And The Flowers Of Summer

So this year, after many seasons of non-gardening, I decided to buy some flower seeds and add a little summer color. After much deliberation, I settled on marigolds.

Why? I’ve never particularly liked marigolds. I like zinnias and nasturtiums and daisies. Zinnias were too tall for the area I was planting. I’ve done nasturtiums over and over. Daisies were not to be found on this particular seed rack. So I plucked a packet of marigold seeds off the display and thought how sunny and lovely the orange and yellow hues would be for myself and Continue reading

Goodbye Abby Roads

Goodbye Abby Roads.

Abby The Tabby Pretty Girl Might Change. Abby Pretty Girl. Abby Girl. Abby.

You were such a good girl. You saved me when my heart was broken. I spent nearly 18 years preparing myself for this day so I wouldn’t feel such pain again. But it didn’t work. My heart is broken again.

Goodnight sweet Abby, the best kitty in the world since my last best cat in the world. I hope you knew how very much you were loved. I hope I was a good fur mom to you. You were such a good girl, even when you were bad. I will love you forever.

Abby Girl | Born August 1, 2003 | Adopted December 4, 2003 | Died June 8, 2021

Father’s Day Personalized Gifts For Dad

Father’s Day is fast approaching once again. What are you going to get for dear old Dad? Another tie? Yet another gift card to his favorite hardware store?

Help has arrived! Personalized gifts for Dad are a unique way to celebrate the most important man in your life on Father’s Day and are fun for his birthday, Christmas or Hanukkah too. Add Dad’s name and/or initial to something useful or decorative that embraces what he loves for a one of a kind custom gift. Continue reading

Graduation 2021 Ideas

Will there be in person Graduations in 2021?

Early reports say sometimes yes, and sometimes no. But there are still ways to celebrate your graduate and show them how proud you are of their accomplishment no matter the state of the world. Continue reading

Goodbye 2020 Don’t Let The Door Hit Ya

Goodbye 2020.

We are done. I am over you. I will never look back on you with fondness. I’m breaking up with you forever… 2020 you were the worst year ever! Okay, that might be a stretch. I’m sure there were years that were seriously terrible in comparison. How about… 2020 you were certainly the weirdest and most annoying year ever. Continue reading

Promises Kept

It’s been 14 years. I’ve kept my promise. It’s important that once you swear to something that you stand by your word. Promises kept. I keep my promises.

Remember a long time ago, before technology, when it wasn’t easy to be traced? When a snow day meant gathering at your friend’s house, the friend where both parents worked, and drinking hot chocolate while making really stupid crank phone calls? It was great! Continue reading

Covid-19 Masks You Are Doing It Wrong

Covid-19 masks – you are doing it wrong!

“The average person touches their face two or three thousand times a day… three to five times every minute. In between that we’re touching doorknobs, water fountains, and each other.” Dr. Erin Mears | Contagion

Stop. Touching. Your. Face.

Look, I get it. I don’t think there is a single person who actually enjoys wearing a face mask, whether it be a homemade reusable washable cloth mask, a disposable medical style mask, a super duper N95 mask or a simple two layer bandanna wrapped around the head. Nobody likes it. Continue reading

Sparking My Joy With Marie Kondo

I admit it. I don’t own any Marie Kondo’s books, not even the original The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing that changed the world. But thanks to the internet, I have been reading the tidying journeys of others, drinking the KonMarie Method koolaid and it is indeed a life changer. It sparks joy. Indeed.

But even joy has it’s downfalls. Or, better put, it’s struggles. Continue reading

Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie Palooza

Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie Palooza

Thanksgiving is still a week away but already I am fighting the urge to put up my Christmas decorations. Normally I am the first one to mock Christmas displays going up in stores before Halloween and the last two years they have been sneaking in at the end of Continue reading