Arts & Culture

Adventure Santa Strikes again!  Holiday fun with this awesome Christmas planner.

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    On November 13th I introduced my first adventure with my grandchildren and Adventure Santa.  I received this fun toy to review for my blog and have had great fun thinking up activities for me and Adventure Santa to do with the grandkids. The first time Adventure Santa made his appearance to Cade and […]

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Farm Layouts from the National Farm Toy Show-Check out other farm scenes during your winter travel!

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If you like farming and travel, you will love farm layouts that are part of some of the farm toy shows that are rife all over this winter. I must say, farm layouts are probably my favorite part of the National Farm Toy Show. Every year I love to go and see what the designers […]

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Edgar Lee Masters Home, a Petersburg, Illinois literary site

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Petersburg Illinois is a beautiful town with some Abraham Lincoln roots.  Not far from New Salem, where Lincoln spent years before moving to Springfield, it was there that he met the famous Ann Rutledge.  Young Ann passed away before their romance (which historians have not confirmed) ever got off the ground. Although she lived in […]

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Holiday Adventures with Adventure Santa

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Adventure Santa was hiding out in the rocking chair in the living room when my grandkids came in looking for him. With his green shirt, red pants and backpack Adventure Santa is on a mission to help families enjoy the holidays and most important of all, spend time together.     I told my five-year old grandson […]

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Pedal Mania at the 2016 National Farm Toy Show

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Almost everyone has a farm toy pedal memory. For me since I didn’t grow up on a farm, my memories tie in with buying, a Farmall newer model pedal tractor when my son Jason was little.  Pedal memories also coincide with my husband and his farm toy collecting hobby. Keith has a variety of John Deere and some Graham […]

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