It’s Time to Get Cozy

Are you familiar with the word hygge? It is pronounced hue-guh and is a Danish word. Hygge is about the feeling of being cozy. It involves words and feelings such as warmth, comfortable and safe. It is about the art of creating intimacy for yourself or others by doing simple things such as lighting a […]

My Home – My Heart

A Word Like No Other Quotes and phrases have declared it for generations. We all long to find and dwell in the perfect one. Most people yearn to return to this place of comfort, security and familiarity when away. HOME, a word that brings a feeling of warmth and longing. Home sweet home. There is […]

The Best Ways to Create Warmth

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.” An early chill has rushed in to central Indiana. One day it was 87 degrees and the very next day my aching joints were screaming, “What happened to autumn?” Our region is famous for bipolar weather but a one day 50-degree shift is […]

I Want You to be Happier

If I told you to think of five people right now, who comes to mind? The five names that leapt into your mind most likely are those most important to you or those you’ve had recent contact with. Of those five who came to mind, it is very likely that one has hidden sorrows. One […]

Time Travel and Tradititions

The aroma of burning campfires is my portal to time travel.  Yes, time travel is possible. I slip through the space time continuum every third weekend in September.     I close my eyes and take a deep breath. As I open my eyes I gaze through the lingering haze of encampment smoke being pressed […]

10 Reasons to Love Detours

I love getting from point A to point B as quickly as possible. I want to reach my destination on the quickest route with no lolly-gagging allowed. However, this past weekend my husband accompanied me to a writer’s conference in North Carolina. As I took this trip I was fraught with purpose and determined to […]

10 Autumn Activities to do with Your Kids

1.       Visit a pumpkin patch. Find a pumpkin patch near you that offers a true fall experience. Let them run through the pumpkin fields or the piles of already harvested pumpkins. Find one just their size and let them be the one to make the choice. 2.       Carve or paint a pumpkin. Let your child […]

10 Ways to Feel Like a Kid Again

The end of summer is nearing. Soon we will leave behind outdoor dining, the squeals of children playing in the pool and the feeling of freedom we enjoy just like when we were kids enjoying everything summer had to throw at us. Firefly nights will soon fade into crisp campfire nights and green will give […]

The Last School Bell

23 years! I barely remember the time in my life when I wasn’t homeschooling. 23 years is a long time and its all about to end. At the end of this 24th year my twin daughters will graduate and so will I. No longer will I search each fall for the best curriculum. No longer […]

10 Amazing Memories to Make Before Summer Ends!

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of                            June and August.” Jenny Han The start of school is right around the corner, but wait! There’s still time to make some lasting memories with your kids. Before you begin packing up those […]