Girls Only

Ok, this isn’t a “Girls Only” area – sometimes the husband is involved – generally these are things I actually do without kids. Feel free to check out the latest in each category or scroll below for the latest in Girls Only! (Boys can look, too!)

Book *Wine* Club:  We started reading as a group because our kids had to read in school, so why shouldn’t we?  Because of said kids, we get to have alcohol while we “discuss” said books.

Genealogy: I have been using for years and have a handful of family members also participating (doing a much better job than I am!).  We have analyzed our DNA with Ancestry.  Sad to report my Irish heritage is not as high as I would like it to have been.  Amazing to research your families past mainly because almost all ancestors have skeletons in their closets.

I Feel Pretty: Highlighting the latest and greatest items that I find & use – almost always at a discount.  Love to shop for clothes & finding new ways to buy at a low cost is always a fun challenge.  Of course, I am always willing to pay for quality.  I’ll let you know if I find anything worth the price.

Creative Side: Scrapbooking, photography and crocheting are my craft weaknesses.  When my oldest started 8th grade I hadn’t started his Preschool – 8th Grade Album.   Many sleepless nights occurred but the book was ready for his graduation celebration.  Told myself I would be prepared when the middle boy started junior high.  Guess who starts 8th grade in the fall.  Oops.  Then there is my 2017 project of my crochet daily temperature blanket.

Book Club Recap 2019

For a busy year of kids, traveling, work and everyday madness - we certainly squeezed in quite a few books ...
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Sunshine Award

Blogging can be a handful of things. Fun pastime. Side hustle. Adventure documentation. An unexpected side effect of blogging are ...
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Five Fabulous Finds: Few of My Favorite Things

Sometimes you just find a product or website that helps you look and feel your best! What good would it ...
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Mystery Blogger Award

Some days I sit here and type and wonder...does anyone even look at my blog? I, of course, enjoy the ...
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Book *Wine* Club 2018 Recap

Another busy year for Book *Wine* Club. Considering a handful of members had some major life events this year - ...
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Mystery Trip: Destination Unknown (Part I)

I still can't believe I agreed to this. In three short months, I will be dropped off at O'Hare International ...
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Ireland: Family history atop Nephin mountain

Sometimes an adventure can take you far beyond your wildest imagination. In 2017 we took a driving adventure around Ireland ...
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Irish Ancestry: Addergoole Cemetery, County Mayo

Exploring an unknown country by car for 12 days can be an adventure, especially when you're 40-ish years old driving ...
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Daily Photo Challenge 2015 & PastBook Success

I knew 2015 was going to be a big year for me.  I was finishing my nurse practitioner degree program, ...
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Daily Challenge: 2017 Crochet Temperature Blanket

Christmas. 1986.  This was the year my Aunt Sheila gave me a homemade orange crochet bag filled with yarn, crochet ...
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