5 Things: Book Bear Dance Edition

Happy Friday and Happy (early) Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Hope you all had a great week like the 82-year-old Walmart employee who is now able to retire thanks to the kindness of strangers. Such a lovely story! Well, even if you feel like you should retire but are only 35, it is Friday, myContinue reading “5 Things: Book Bear Dance Edition”

5 Things: Happy 2023!

Happy Friday and Happy New Year! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and are looking forward to an even better 2023. Maybe you can take some tips from the intrepid Jess Mell! Well, even if you’re not feeling that adventurous, you’ve made it to the first Friday in 2023, friends. And you knowContinue reading “5 Things: Happy 2023!”

Advent 2022: Day 21

Good morning! Halfway through the week. Woo! Beryl Shereshewsky put the call out to her viewers for holiday desserts and they did not disappoint. I especially want to try the “emperor’s mess” because it sounds delicious and amusing at the same time. I’m feeling inspired. One of these years, I’m going to take a coupleContinue reading “Advent 2022: Day 21”

Advent 2022: Day 16

Good morning and Happy Friday! We’ve made it to the weekend with just under 10 days left to Christmas. Oh, my! You might be thinking at this point that I must have been hungry in the week when this Advent series was written. You would not be wrong! Every phone conversation this week seemed toContinue reading “Advent 2022: Day 16”

Advent 2022: Day 15

Good morning! Hope you all are having a great week so far. Sort of like those of us who found, hilariously, that the SPAM brand makes Figgy Pudding! As an American, my “pudding” experience growing up was limited to eating Jell-o chocolate pudding cups and the mention of “figgy pudding” in a Christmas song. AndContinue reading “Advent 2022: Day 15”

Advent 2022: Day 14

Good morning and Happy Hump Day! Fun fact: I send my family the camel emojis every Wednesday morning. Because I’m a dork and a fan of GEICO commercials. But I digress! Today, come down a rabbit hole with me about plum pudding. In the research for this year’s Advent series, the topic of plum puddingContinue reading “Advent 2022: Day 14”

Advent 2022: Day 13

Good morning! Hope you all are having a great week so far. A staple of our family Christmas celebration is usually the annual cookie baking. Namely, Martha Stewart’s sugar cookie recipe! The baking harkens back to the days when my siblings and I would join our own sweet grandmother to bake dozens upon dozens ofContinue reading “Advent 2022: Day 13”

5 Things: Spooky and Sweet Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the Kentucky coal miner who got much more than expected when he took his son to a University of Kentucky game. Well, even if you weren’t able to make it to a basketball game this week or anything as fun, it is Friday! And youContinue reading “5 Things: Spooky and Sweet Edition”

5 Things: Heroic Goose Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a good week like the family who was rescued when an Amazon driver was in the right place at the right time. Having spent enough time watching Ring doorbell footage on YouTube this week, I can say that not everyone would be so helpful. It looks like a lotContinue reading “5 Things: Heroic Goose Edition”

5 Things: Just Enough Minions Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the folks who found out that their student loans will be wiped out. As one of that category, I’m still a little shocked. Also, there’s still a little feeling of “I’ll believe it when I see it.” To be continued! Well, even if there isn’tContinue reading “5 Things: Just Enough Minions Edition”