holidays

Celebrating Christmas in North Little Rock and beyond!

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Part of the joy of Christmas is heading out, seeing the sites, and enjoying the festivities and sheer beauty of this magical season. While on a hosted trip to North Little Rock, Keith and I had a chance to take in some of the sights and sounds of the area and you still have time […]

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Wrapping up the Twelve Days of Christmas - Gifts From Ann Arobor

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Recently I went on a press trip to Ann Arbor Michigan and visited this sophisticated city with small town charm.  I also visited some of the nearby areas and was so charmed that I have been sharing gift ideas with the theme  Twelve Day’s of Christmas in Ann Arbor! On the first day of Christmas […]

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The 2nd Day of Christmas, Gifts from Ann Arbor -a play at the Purple Rose

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  On the Second day of Christmas my true love gave to me… You know the words!  What you may not know is just what to get your beloved.  On a recent press trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan I experienced several wonderful experiences that make the perfect gift, an adventure in Ann Arbor and a […]

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The 1st Day of Christmas -Gifts From Ann Arbor - A Stay at the Graduate!

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Today it’s December 1st and I am calling it the first day of Christmas just like the classic Christmas song, The Tweleve Days of Christmas. For your true love, you may want to consider a stay at the classy Graduate Hotel.  Traveling here on a hosted trip I have had a chance to see how lovely […]

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If you love southern rock, blues and Americana music or just plain love the Kentucky Headhunters consider adding their 12th album On Safari to your list for Santa.  The album is an eclectic mix of music that speaks of their southern roots and the connection to the man the album is dedicated to, James Howard […]

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Thankful for the memories, of family and friends during Thanksgiving.

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With the holiday season officially up on us, its time to think back and remember friends and family, and make new memories as well.  Looking at this picture makes me think about the great fun we had when my cousin came to visit.  She is far away, in California, but never far from my mind. […]

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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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Happy Halloween wherever you may roam

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The leaves they are a skittering Falling like a dervish to the ground. The trees are sighing loudly It’s Hallowed Eve all around. My black cat is on his porch swing His yellow eyes aglow Little ones are donning their costumes Gathering candy to and fro. I gave my love a card now A silly […]

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Tips for Trips in Your Backyard!

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Every day we read about the benefits of local, shopping locally and dining at independent local establishments.  Being married to a farmer and having a son also that has joined us in the farming operation in the last few years, I know what it is like to run a small business.  I have always had […]

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  For years I have stopped at Peases Candy Shoppes.  For years I stopped at the Laurel location in Springfield and would buy penny candy and put it in paper bags for the kids when they were young. Later I would buy candy apples for my husband Keith when he was in the fields. and […]