• 10 Goals for 2019

    Cheers to a new year & another chance to get it right.- Oprah Winfrey
    With 2018 coming to an end quickly, I've been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish in 2019.  This past year went by so quickly that I can't even believe it's almost over.  Life just seems to be rushing by at lightning speed and I...
  • Back to Blogging

    Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
    After a three year absence, my mom and I have decided to return to the blog world.  I'm not going to lie- the last three years have been fraught with change and even despair. To be honest, I stopped blogging because I couldn't find inspiration in...
  • Ten Things my Mother Taught Me

    I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.- author unknown
    I know that everyone thinks their mother is the "best" mother in the world and that's the way it should be.   And count me in as one of those many millions of people who consider their mom to be the best mom in the...
  • A True Love Story

    True love stories never have endings.- Richard Bach

    My maternal grandparents, Jack and Dorothy Garber, have an amazing love story. All stories have a beginning and theirs began when they were just thirteen years old in the small waterfront town of Linwood, Michigan. Linwood, located on the shores of the Saginaw Bay, was a popular place to have a...
  • Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

    Every woman deserves to be handled like a princess, She just needs to find her prince.-  Mitchell Edward Page
    I know that I put up some creative Valentine's Day ideas for single girls last week so I wanted to share some fun ideas for couples today.  The idea of romantic love is precious and a bit mysterious to me.  What is...
  • Thoughts on Thanksgiving

    Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.- Oprah Winfrey
    For my mom and I, this Thanksgiving will be our third one without my dad, since he passed away, and I’ve been thinking a lot about him, as I usually do every day, and...
  • Autumn Bliss

    The Golden Goodbye

    The cool sun stripped the youthful flesh from her verdant bounty,

    And left in its wake paper thin husks that clutched crimson pearls.

    Her faded beauty hovered over the field,

    And smiled through parted rows of golden stalks.

    The cold came and icy frost filled her...