10 Reasons to Choose Optimism Today 28

This past weekend, I was given the opportunity to speak about optimism at a women’s conference. Optimism is believing that things will work out in the end. It is having hope that even in the dark times, things will look up, and the light will come. Optimism is a skill that can be developed. It […]


Snickerdoodle Sunday 8

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Sunday! I haven’t had much time to write on the blog this week as I have been busy with other projects, but it has been a good week! I came up with one quote for this week that I think applies to us all. The more I learn about Thomas Edison, the […]


Snickerdoodle Sunday #68 8

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Sunday! Happy Valentine’s Day!! Do you have big plans? It has been a very busy week, so I am looking for a little down time! This is what I have been up to this week on the blog. I would be pleased if you stopped by for a read:    If you are new […]


16 Inspiring Love Quotes for Valentine’s Day 2

With the month of love upon us, and with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I thought to share some of my favorite quotes on love. There are so many types of love in this life. Love of a spouse. Love for a child. Love for a parent or a friend. All the different types of […]


28 Tips for When You Don’t Fit In 16

In my teen years, I was shy. It was difficult for me to extend myself and make new friends. I remember early on, my mom had a talk with me and encouraged me to be a friend first. I had to stop waiting for others to come to me, and I needed to approach them. […]


Snickerdoodle Sunday #67 with Cookie Dough and Frozen Features 8

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Sunday! Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us? Do you have big plans? What is your favorite Valentine’s tradition? We don’t really have a tradition, but I do make an effort to have a date with my hubby – even if it is pretty simple.  This is what I have been up to […]


Valentine’s Day Roundup: food, kids, decor, love 3

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us! Are you looking for a few ideas? Here are several ideas to cover the bases for this Valentine’s Day! Food, kids, decor, and – of course – love! Enjoy this Valentine’s Day Roundup! Are you ready? Let’s start with a little decor: 1. Valentine’s Banner by Balm to My Soul […]


Carmelitas – Oh my delicious! 13

This recipe has been floating around Pinterest for a while with the promise that it is the “best dessert on Pinterest”!  After that introduction, who wouldn’t want to try it? So, I had to buy a few ingredients, but it was worth it! These Carmelitas are so moist and delicious. It is like an oatmeal […]


Snickerdoodle Sunday #66 4

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Sunday! One day before the big game! Are you excited? Do you have your Doritos ready? This is what I have been up to this week on the blog: 12 Super Bowl Recipes that Won’t Leave You “Deflated”!   If you are new to the party and would like a cookie, here’s one […]


12 Super Bowl Recipes that Won’t Leave You “Deflated”! 2

Are you looking for some great recipes for the big game? Are you hoping for show-stopper recipes that will not disappoint? Then, you are in the right place! You see, 12 out of these 12 recipes have been checked, measured, tasted, and secured at “Game Standards”.  No worries, you are sure to not leave this game […]