Traditionally, Americans celebrate Memorial Day as a kickoff to summer with family gatherings, cookouts, camping and backyard barbecues. But, Memorial Day is supposed to be a time for us to remember those military men and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. I hope as you enjoy this day with your family, that you take just a moment to honor those who have
There’s something about seeing just a boy and his dog that makes you think all is right with the world. Owen is the baby of the family and he will be graduating from high school in just a few short days. Amazing! Remo is our German Shepherd. We think he’s adorable. He’s recently started growing gray little whiskers, which, in our opinion, just makes him
I know most parents think their children are special, talented, gifted, beautiful and/or handsome. I’m no exception. Lenny and I have seven children and although they have some similar traits, they are each uniquely and wonderfully different. I talk a lot about Kristen these days because she’s the youngest girl and she’s off serving her country in the United States Navy. I received these beautiful
I am all the time telling the kids that I’m going to run away from home with their dad. So, this past Spring break, that’s exactly what we did. We ran all the way to beautiful, sunny, relaxing and welcoming Puerto Morelos, Mexico! Located in the Yucatan peninsula, midway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, you’ll find Puerto Morelos to be the perfect tranquil spot.
You may be wondering why a DIY blog is posting the “USS Essex Prepares for Deployment.” Well, it’s because the very best little sailor in the world is on board the USS Essex and preparing for deployment in the next week. Lenny, her brothers and sisters and I could not possibly be prouder of her and I just had to take a moment to brag
I was recently perusing the Midwest Living website when I ran across these “Midwest Moments” captured in photographs from various people from across the midwest. First up is this beautiful photo from Iowa: Then there’s this beautiful field of tulips from Illinois. And this lovely barn from Minnesota. I love this picture of the barn!
I was sitting on our enclosed porch this morning getting a tutorial ready on my laptop when I noticed a male Cardinal had just flown into the front yard. He was a surprise visitor and such a treat on this cool Spring morning! I just had to share a picture of my little surprise visitor with you: Isn’t he beautiful? I don’t know what birds
You may not hear much from me over the next few days because our super-fabulous daughter is home from the US Navy and I will be taking some time for family. I haven’t forgotten you, but my family is so very dear to me and I just don’t want to miss a moment. Kristen is our youngest daughter and she will be leaving for deployment soon,
I’m really not making this stuff up! We have THE best dog ever. I know, I know…. every dog owner thinks their dog is all that, but ours really is!! 🙂 He’s been especially adorable today and I just thought I should take a moment to share a few pictures of our three-year-old German Shepherd named Remo. We take Remo with us just about everywhere
It may sound like a cliche’, but changing just one thing about my morning routine has literally changed my life. But, before I tell you about how changing my morning routine changed my life, I’d like to talk to you about “habits.” There’s a saying that’s been going around for a long time that states if you do something for 21 days, it becomes a
For a little over a month now, I have been practicing yoga every morning. I have suffered from sciatica flare ups for years now and I was looking for a way to add an exercise routine to my daily life that would help with the prevention of sciatica. I knew that whatever I did, I would need to include core strengthening, so I found a
Starting a blog can be pretty intimidating, but one of the best tools and motivational resources I have found was Abby’s Building a Framework: Everything I Learned My First Year of Blogging eBook. It’s taken me some time to gather my thoughts and build up enough courage to take the leap, put myself out there and begin my blog. But here I am! Abby Lawson is