Let’s Talk Turkey

You know what I am talking about!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner and all thoughts turn to turkey.  Well---maybe not ALL thoughts but a great deal of my thoughts recently have been revolving around travel plans for Thanksgiving and what we will be cooking and eating during that fabulous holiday.   We will be in North Carolina for Thanksgiving this year---Aaron has graciously agreed to host us in Raleigh once again and since we are all coming from 4 different states it will be extra nice … [Read more...]

Confessions Tour

I am thrilled today to highlight one of my favorite authors---T.B. Markinson.  You might recall that I have featured her on It's Just Life before and you can read those posts by clicking here and here.  I first "met" her when I found her somehow (that is still a bit hazy to me how I first found her!) and started following her travel blog and we forged a friendship across the pond.  Today I am thrilled to offer a little interview as part of her Confessions Tour.  Please join me in welcoming T.B. … [Read more...]

Bug Out—Er–Bug Over to Cole’s

What do I love? I love seeing young people who have great ideas. I love seeing young people who put those great ideas into action. Enter one Cole Ruscitti, a senior who attends Chicago Waldorf School.  I met Cole through his mom, Katybeth, who writes one of my favorite blogs over at Odd Loves Company. Cole had to have a senior project.  Like many seniors these days these projects can take on many forms from doing a community service type project to, as in Cole's case, modifying … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

Oh hey, by the way, what do you say?   I am the featured blogger over at Sincerely, Jenni today.  Check out her blog! She is an amazing Iowa blogger who is featuring other Iowa bloggers every Wednesday.  She has a really great blog so why not pop over there and check her out???  Show her some It's Just Life love, will ya????   Click here for the post  or on her blog name above to go to her site! … [Read more...]

Comments Pave the Way for Both Research and Global Arts Therapy

I never dreamed when I started doing Comments for a Cause in April 2011 that I would get so wrapped up in the causes that I discovered.   It has been such a blessing to both my husband and myself to be able to support some wonderful people and causes along the way.  Every month the new "cause" presents itself and I have no doubt that it is God-guided.  The other neat outcome is that others have joined in and if you check out the right side of my blog you will find a spot where I list other … [Read more...]

Guest Post by T. B. Markinson

Today I am thrilled to have T. B. Markinson do a guest post about her newly released second novel---Marionette.  This blogging world is a big and wonderful place and I found T. B. awhile ago and started following her personal blog at 50 Year Project and have totally loved it. When she broke the news that her first book, A Woman Lost, was coming out I jumped on the bandwagon and cheered her on.  Now she shares a bit about her latest novel and I could not be happier to share my blog with her … [Read more...]