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Coming Up Roses

Coming Up Roses

In case you haven’t noticed, the price of roses just jumped higher and faster than the national debt.  Yep, Valentine’s Day is approaching and the florists are rejoicing.  Things being…

Start Seeds Now!

Start Seeds Now!

We’re learning to save money at the gas pump and at the grocery store.  We’re going to thrift shops for inexpensive treasures, and cutting back on some of those activities…

Pondering 2017

Pondering 2017

Sitting in my old ladder back chair, fingers on the keyboard, listening to talk radio before the sun comes up…listening to the discussion about “these jerks in Washington D.C.” and…

C8H10N402

C8H10N402

No, the title of this article is not a case of having fingers on the wrong keys. If you can’t identify it, perhaps you are not the aficionado or fan…

Think Tropical

Think Tropical

It’s cold. Think warm, think tropical, think citrus. If you can’t pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and just go south, you could bring some lemon yellow…

Start the New Year with Your Hands in the Dirt

Start the New Year with Your Hands in the Dirt

In a small effort to keep the printed word from becoming a thing of the past, I bought a new dictionary last week. I know what you’re thinking: that’s what…

The Power of the Christmas Rose

The Power of the Christmas Rose

One of the sweetest stories told at Christmas is the legend of the Christmas Rose. It is an English legend that says that a little shepherd girl of Bethlehem followed…

Ready, Set, Go! It’s Christmas!

Ready, Set, Go! It’s Christmas!

Ladies, you know you’re busy, frantic even, this time of year. Just in case there’s someone who has no clue how much you accomplish (husband and children), let’s take  a…

DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

DIY Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Electric candles with clear or white bulbs in each window. Green wreath with a red bow on the front door. Or maybe a tacky blow-up Santa or snowman that will…

Oh, Christmas Tree

Oh, Christmas Tree

My favorite childhood Christmas picture was taken outside in front of my Grandma Allie’s house. I’m standing with an older girl cousin, both of us dressed in our Sunday go-to-meeting…

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