Tomisms: Funny things my son posts on Facebook #1

Tom-BW-Selfie-May2014

So, as  a mom of older kids, I don’t get to share adorable photos of them blowing spit bubbles and running around with chubby cheeks and pigtails. I do however have two amazing and funny human beings hanging around that I’m lucky enough to call my children — one in middle school and one who […]

Throwback Thursday : Storybook Land #tbt

Storybook Land - Three Men in a Tub 1980's

I found these gems from the 1980’s and thought they would be perfect for Throwback Thursday. I’m fairly certain this is a place called Storybook Land and I “think” it’s one that is/was located in South Dakota. Since I’m wearing the same lovely outfit from our visit to Dinosaur Park, also located in South Dakota, I […]

10 foolproof plants for kids to grow this summer

10 foolproof plants for kids to grow this summer

We have always encouraged our kids to love the outdoors, and one way to get kids interested is by letting them grow a small garden of their own. Whether they want to grow flowers, vegetables or fruits — kids love playing in the dirt! My favorite Bird & Garden Magazine, Birds & Blooms , just […]

Wordless Wednesday – Deer in the woods #ww

deer in spring Northwestern PA

I forgot to share these photos in April! Across the road, there is a long oil well driveway that goes back into the woods. A lot of deer cross through it, especially in the morning and at dusk. It was so sweet to see this herd with the youngsters in tow! Now that the trees […]

Keeping blog stats from becoming an obsession

ahensnest.com visual.ly infographic

If you are a blogger, you might be obsessed with looking at your blog stats. It isn’t hard to get into a daily habit of refreshing your Google Analytics page or obsessively checking to see if anyone clicked on one of your affiliate links. But, it gets old. And, if you have a random no […]

{almost} Wordless Wednesday – Sunglasses & Easter #ww

cool sunglasses grandbaby

Our son bought some stylin’ new sunglasses for his daughter a few weeks ago and she just loves wearing them. I think we have the coolest little granddaughter around! We spent Easter Sunday at my Mom & Lee’s house with the extended family. We haven’t seen my step-brother and his family for almost a year […]

25 Family Fun Easter Recipes & Crafts

Fun Family Easter Crafts and Recipes

With less than a week left before Easter arrives, we’ve been searching for delicious and fun ways to spend some of our Spring break together. From orange rolls to book page bunting and Bunny tails to Easter cheese balls – here is a list of 25 great recipe and craft ideas for a very hoppy […]

Wordless Wednesday – She can do it herself! #ww

Granddaughter-eating-by-herself

So, these photos are super blurry, but I had to share Grandbaby’s silliness. She was such a cutie last Sunday! Instead of using her spoon to eat her peaches, she was scooping them into her mouth with her plate. She caught Gramma giggling at her and thought that was pretty funny, too. We had such […]

Fun Finds // Upcycling with glass DIY project ideas

upcycling-with-glass

We always seem to have a ton of glass bottles around here! From wine bottles to sauce bottles , light bulbs and empty candle jars – what in the world can you do with them instead of just tossing them into the trash? This Upcycling With Glass Infographic from Terrys Fabrics is a great starting point for recycling glass […]

{almost} Wordless Wednesday – Grandbaby Smiles #ww

granddaughter-march162014

Our granddaughter is growing and growing! When she comes for visits on Sundays, her favorite activity is following her aunt around the house. If aunt goes into her room – grand baby will try to follow, or she’ll pound on aunt’s door until she is allowed to enter. She loves looking at her aunt’s posters […]

Throwback Thursday : Cousins #tbt

best cousins - throwback thursday

I may have shared this photo on the blog before, but it is one of my favorites, so here it is again! This is the perfect Throwback Thursday photo of my cousin and I! I’m fairly certain we were wearing our Gramma and Grampa’s coats, hats, earmuffs and gloves and just being plain silly. I […]

Dad and The Giant Dinosaur :: Throw Back Thursday #tbt

Dinosaur Park 1988 - Rapid City, South Dakota

I have wanted to participate in Throwback Thursday for a while now, but I always forget! Not today! I dug out some old photos and hope to remember to share one, if not weekly, then at least once a month.  I adore this photo of my Dad and I with the giant green dinosaur statue […]