Stitch Fix #1 Review


Have you gotten your fix? Your Stitch Fix that is....

Stitch Fix is a service that shops for you. I was skeptical, but after receiving just one shipment, I am very impressed. The first step was to go to their site and fill out some information. They wanted to know the basics like my sizes, but also asked questions about my style preferences. They even had pictures of several groups of clothing and asked what I thought of each group so my personal stylist could determine my likes and dislikes. Yes, I did say personal stylist, she picks out clothes for me. Wootwoot!

Snow & Ice 2015


We rarely get snow here, maybe once a year or so, so its a major event when we do. Even a sprinkling will result in school closings and delayed workplace schedules. People are even advised to stay off the roads if possible. We really don't get freezing temperatures often so seeing things like icicles and snow covered yards is a short treat for us.

How I Stop Canine Seizures with Essential Oils


My little Italian Greyhound, Sadie, is epileptic. Fortunately her seizures have never been severe enough for her to need medication. Still, it's heartbreaking to watch her go though one.

I read on Camp Wander that Caesar Millan uses essential oils for canine care (not cats!) and that one of her friends had used Frankincense and Lemongrass to control canine seizures. I had both of these essential oils so I put them both where I could quickly get to them and waited.

Fog on the Water


Hi everyone, today I'm taking it really easy and just posting some pictures I took today. After what the weather people called a "polar blast", aka unreal cold spell, we are having a wonderful weekend and enjoying temps in the upper 60's.

Stitch Fix #1, My Personal Review


I kept seeing this thing called Stitch Fix on social media pages like Facebook. I just passed it over thinking it was just one more ad or endorsement I didn't need to see. But finally I decided to take a closer look and I liked what I saw.

So Easy Lemon Meringue Pie with Ritz Cracker Crust


"Pie, Pie, Me oh my, I love pie", or so sang John Travolta in the movie "Michael". Most everyone does seem to love pie and everyone seems to have their own favorite. My husband loves apple, my fav is pumpkin. No matter what your favorite is, pie is always a hit.

How To Make Fabric Strips From Sheets (In One Continuous Strip)


Ever thought about making rag rugs? Well, to be honest I hadn't, until I actually saw some! I thought they were very pretty and quite practical! Did I mention how easy these are to wash and dry? They are made from old sheets after all, that have already been washed a million times so you don't have to worry about shrinking or fading.  Anyway, after changing from a queen size bed to a king size, I had a couple of sets of sheets that I no longer needed...tada! Little light comes on...rag rugs!


Basic Homemade Granola Bar Recipe (With Variations)


Do you love granola bars but hate buying prepacked ones because your not sure how healthy they really are? Do you also hate how much those things cost? Have you been thinking about making your own but haven't found the time or just the right recipe? Or would you just like to be able to make a healthy snack for your kids that won't take up your whole day? If you answered yes to any of these then this post is for you.

Creamy Potatoes and Ham Au Gratin


We had a wonderful Christmas dinner. Lots of great food and wonderful laughs with family. Cleanup even went quickly with lots of helping hands. But then we are always left with the inevitable leftovers. This year I needed a fairly quick, but still wonderful, recipe to use with leftover ham. Ree Drummond to the rescue! I found this easy recipe on her site Pioneer Woman and also on Food Network. Of course I had to make it. I mean, how can ham, potatoes, and cheese not be good, right?

Simplest Cranberry Sauce (with pictures)


What kind of Thanksgiving meal would it be without cranberries? For years I used that jelly blob looking stuff that comes in a can as my Mom fully expected some sort of cranberry sauce on the table. But then I discovered how wonderfully easy it was to make my own from fresh cranberries, and it is soooo much better tasting!