We Have a Winner!

As promised today I announce the winner of the signed copy of "Home" by Clear Lake author, Rachel Smith.  I am happy to announce that Becky Miracle is the winner.  Congratulations!  I hope that you enjoy the book!!!! … [Read more...]

“Home” with Rachel Smith

I have had the extreme pleasure to meet a lot of great folks in the past year or so in Iowa.  It is funny that it has taken this long for me to find some really great people but what it all boils down to is social media and my blogger friend Sara from It's All in An Iowa Mom's Day and Travel with Sara.  Sara wanted to get people in our area talking and connecting through various social media platforms and she has now built her own business (Social Connections, LLC) around what she has learned. … [Read more...]

World Book Night 2014 Is Here!

It is April 23rd and that signals two important events.  First of all it is the 29th birthday of my sweet son, Micah! Happy Birthday to an amazing son!  The other event is a world wide event. Back in February I shared the wonderful news that I was one of the chosen ones meaning that I was selected to be a book giver for World Book Night on April 23, 2014.  You can read here how excited I was to be chosen. If you are not aware of what World Book Night is all about it is an amazing opportunity … [Read more...]

Come on –Get Happy

I have been obsessed with this song lately but then yesterday I stumbled across this video and I became even more obsessed!  It was made in honor of World Down Syndrome Day (March 21) and is so fun I had to share it.  I was a bit disturbed that the spelling of syndrome was incorrect until my friend, Susi, told me it was the German spelling and that it was obviously filmed in Germany.  I was clueless and thanks to Susi now I know!!!  By the way, today is Susi's birthday so show her some love by … [Read more...]

My Little Ecosystem

We have quite a little ecosystem here in our yard.  As you can see we live in a neighborhood--there are houses fairly closely--no fences and we enjoy a quiet life here.  But with my love of all things animals we have developed quite a little ecosystem and I wanted to share just a few visitors that have come to our yard. First of all --the picture below is of our deck.  I moved a bird feeder up close to the house so that at least one feeder would not be ravaged by the deer.  As you can see … [Read more...]

It’s Teapot Tuesday, Cupcake!

A tiny little teapot to serve a cup of tea with your cupcake!  When I bought it I thought it was going to be larger than it actually is but no worries---it makes up for its size in cuteness.   Buddy once again wanted to get into the act and decided to sample my tea while I was away from it…..suffice it to say I did not finish that cup. “Dad was at his desk when I opened the door, doing what all British people do when they're freaked out: drinking tea.” ― Rachel … [Read more...]