Craft a fake rock cave basking spot for a reptile cage

Reptiles love rock caves, as they are the perfect hiding places and they can climb on them, using them as basking spots. Bringing them a rock cave is the best thing that you could do. Reptiles have a natural instinct of climbing and their favorite activity is sitting and enjoying light and warmth. If you […]

​Coordinating and Planning A Sweet Candy Buffet Inline With Your Event Decor​​​

By now you have experienced a candy buffet. Candy buffets are very popular and have made their way to parties, celebrations, weddings, and events everywhere. They are impressive, beautiful, fun, and easy to make. If that last part made you gasp, let me repeat it. They are easy to do. You do not need any […]

The 1st Anniversary: The Paper Gift

A Greek myth related to followers of Plato tells us the first human beings were creatures with eight limbs and four eyes. It had two mouths and two noses, and the mighty God Zeus abhorred the sight of them. Like his father before him, Zeus believed these beasts held power beyond their understanding, and that […]

Tomisms: Funny things my son posts on Facebook #1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]