My Beloved Homemade Dollhouse: A Tribute to My Mom

To my mom … Happy Birthday! My mom is one of the most creative people I know. She can take an ordinary box, jar lid or toilet paper roll and turn it into something magical. With a little paint, scissors and pipe cleaners, an egg carton was turned into a bouquet of flowers for my […]

The Summer of Heartbreak

This was inspired by the Red Writing Hood writing prompt over at Write on Edge this week. The topic: romantic heartbreak using a fictional character or non-fiction experience. ***** While I was never one that believed in “love at first sight, ” something drew me to this guy the first time I saw him stand […]

Thumbtacks vs. Nails (Or Marriage and Home Décor)

Everyone has heard the expression, “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that this same sentiment can be said about Bryan (my husband) and my approach to home improvement projects. But with us, it’s more about thumbtacks versus nails. Let me start with my approach. I’m a simple […]

One Marriage: Two Checking Accounts and Varrying Bedtime Routines

When my co-workers and I go to lunch every so often, the conversation eventually ends up on an issue related to our spouse or significant other (probably because that’s something we all have in common). I’m always fascinated to learn how similar or different our relationships are from each other. Let me give you an […]