• Inexpensive Display Shelf

    Ever since we rented a booth at an Antique Mall, we have been looking for inexpensive ways to display small items we’re selling. We’re working on several pieces of furniture to put our space, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of time or money on something we’re only using as a display shelf. So, what to do…? I had a couple of shutters I picked up at Habitat Restore years ago. I don’t even remember my reason for buying them at the time. Because I can’t remember how much they cost either, they are technically “free” in my mind. See how that works?? I removed some of the…

  • Birthday Bras

    I took a friend of mine out for her birthday. A day of shopping and lunch. Where did she want to go? To Kohl’s and shop for bras. BRAS! Shopping for bras is as mood sucking as shopping for swimsuits or trying to find a pair of jeans that fit. Usually leaves me feeling like crawling back into bed less than happy with myself. But as the great friend of the birthday girl, I shopped for bras too. We were going for lunch afterwards. Lunch has alcohol. So, until lunch, I would make the best out of the situation. To my surprise, the bras had some very helpful tips and amusing…

  • Wednesday Wisdom – Quiet Please, I’m an Introvert

    My daughter is a quiet girl at school. She is polite, listens well, follows directions and respects the teachers. Sadly, kids at school think she is “weird” (her word) because she doesn’t talk. I feel her pain. In school, I was thought of as “stuck up” because I was quiet. And that so wasn’t true. Yet having been in her shoes when I was her age, I don’t know what to tell her. Why is it okay to be loud, talkative and outgoing, but it’s “weird” to be quiet, reserved and thoughtful? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. But should be thought of as having equal value. This post came…

  • Real or Artificial Christmas Tree?

    Last week, walking out of church, I over heard a conversation about a Christmas tree being infested with bugs. Poor things. (the family, not the bugs!) I felt for them. The horror of creepy crawlers emerging from a Christmas tree is something I won’t forget anytime soon. So I’m re-blogging this post for anyone who had to put their Christmas tree by the curb before the presents were even opened. Question.  Real tree or artificial tree? I grew up in Florida, so Christmas trees were usually bought at Lowes or Home Depot. For the longest time, that’s where I thought Christmas trees came from. 😉 On the couple of occasions when we…

  • There’s No Choking On Ice Cream

    There’s not too much my kids and I disagree on. I know I’m lucky that way. But the one thing we do have problems agreeing on is eating hard candy, or anything round for that matter. When my daughter was little, she had a few choking incidents. Nothing life threatening. She could breath. I know this because she was screaming her head off. But nonetheless, it scared the heebee jeebeeys out of me. (And her!) She’s in middle school now. And to this day, I panic whenever she eats hard candy, grapes, cough drops, etc., I cut them in half. If we are not at home, anything I deem as…

  • Not So Southern Manners

    I’m not a “Southern” girl.  I lived all but the first nine years in Florida and North Carolina, but I was born in the North, and that’s who I am. While driving to the “Southern Christmas Show” with my friend Crys today, we got on the subject of manners. I told her about the time when I invited my fairly new, and very southern neighbors over for a cookout for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. It wasn’t really “planned” party, more of an impromptu. It was early summer, so everyone was out on the deck chatting and eating. While being the good hostess, making sure everyone was happy, I overheard a…