Spring Break 2017- Kiawah Island, South Carolina Part 1 of 3

  This was an odd Spring Break for us this year.  We spent Easter weekend traveling to Iowa to visit relatives, we were home for a day, did laundry like a mad woman and then hopped a plane to South Carolina on Tuesday!  Because we usually had kids on high school athletic teams in the […]

Movie Review- “The Shack”

In 2007  William P. Young wrote a book called “The Shack.”  It became wildly popular as a religious novel and then again in 2017 made a resurgence in anticipation of the movie version of the book coming to theaters. I’ll admit that I tried to read the book (at my husband’s recommendation) but became pre-occupied […]

No official blog this week….

Hello friends! There won’t be an official blog this week due to the fact that I have a cold (thanks to hubby- he likes to share!) I’m resting this week and I’ve gone through way too many boxes of kleenex, but I’m on the mend!! Next week I will be writing about what keeps our […]

The Power Hour

THE POWER HOUR…..doesn’t that sound majestic and mighty??  Maybe even magical!! I have something to confess…..I like to watch cleaning videos on YOUTUBE.  Embarrassing, I know!  Somehow and in some way it motivates me to clean!  Watching Hoarders on tv does the same thing to me- only I gag a little just watching that show!!! […]

Starbucks “Secret Menu” Frappuccinos!

Did you know that Starbucks has a secret menu??  Well, it does!  As usual, my kids keep me up on the latest trends and sayings- I love that!  One day my daughter ordered a Cotton Candy Frappaccino at Starbucks and I just looked at her and then looked at the menu and then looked back […]

Christmas: Stress Less- Part 3 (December)

Well, we’re getting down to the knitty gritty…it’s December!! If you’ve been following along, I’ve been guiding you through a slow journey to get ready for Christmas- hopefully it’s been helpful!!  Here are your assignments for this month! Week 1 Draft Christmas letter Print letter & photo Write down Holiday activities on your calendar Check […]

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    Hi and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!  No blog today- I’m spending the day with family!  I’m so thankful for all of you who take the time to read this blog!!  Your comments and emails encourage me to keep sharing!  Enjoy your day and remember to count your blessings!!!

Ask Ms. Jilly- 5 Ways to De-stinkify a boy’s room

A friend on Facebook recently asked me how to get that bad smell out of her son’s room.  I thought about it and came up with some strategies that I use to help with the smell- and there is a SMELL!!!   Keep shoes outside- Because my son doesn’t like to wear shoes in the […]

DIY Dog Treats

I love my dogs SO much and I want to give them treats, but I worry about the ingredients in the treats.  As you saw last week on my blog, one of the items on my Summer Bucket List was to make home made dog treats- so I DID IT!  They turned out well….the treats […]

My 5 “Must Have” Kitchen Appliances

I’m one of those weird people who actually like to cook!  Now don’t get me wrong, I won’t refuse a chance to have a break and go out for dinner or let someone else cook!  My kids have actually been asking to cook dinner once in awhile….I think they’ve caught “the cooking bug.”  As much […]