Homeless Veterans Infographic

Homeless Veterans Infographic

Today is Veterans’ Day and I appreciate anyone who has joined our military. I say this as someone who hates war. Just because I hate the politics of war does not mean I do not value anyone who has been a part of our military, voluntarily or involuntarily. What really angers me is that the military recruits people to join touting the benefits, of which there are many, but yet … Continue Reading →
Holiday Gift Guides – What do you love and/or hate about them?

Holiday Gift Guides – What do you love and/or hate about them?

As a blogger I get a ton of emails this time of year from brands and PR people wanting me to include things in holiday gift guides. I also see a lot of random things as I surf the internet myself, see and hear commercials, and the like. What I want to know from you is what you love and/or hate about holiday gift guides on blogs. What kinds of … Continue Reading →
Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns, Tips and Ideas for Halloween

Free Pumpkin Carving Patterns, Tips and Ideas for Halloween

Pumpkin carving is one of my favorite things about Halloween. Growing up we always had pumpkins to carve and it was always so much fun. While most of us can create a classic jack-o-lantern face without any help of a pattern there are plenty of great ideas for other types of pumpkin carving that patterns are helpful for. I’ve gathered up some free pumpkin carving patterns and ideas for you … Continue Reading →
Halloween Photo Booth Frame Project

Halloween Photo Booth Frame Project

As you all know, my mom is amazing at creating so many different things. Halloween is her favorite holiday to create things for especially now that she does an annual Halloween party for family and friends. At this years party she created a super fun Halloween photo booth frame. Everyone was thrilled with this because it was just too cute! When I asked Mom about it she said that she … Continue Reading →
October Holidays and Observances

October Holidays and Observances

Happy October! This is the first truly full autumnal month of the year here in St. Louis. While almost all of us think of Halloween for the October holiday there are plenty of other unique and fun holidays to celebrate or observances to help us learn and explore our world. I’ve pulled together a few of the more interesting or fun ideas to help you have a reason to celebrate … Continue Reading →
Save Your Photos Day – Infographic and Photo Deals

Save Your Photos Day – Infographic and Photo Deals

Today in Save Your Photos Day. In this day and age such a reminder day is really important since most of us rely on digital photography only and we do not automatically get prints of all of our photographs. For this week’s infographic I found a great one that shares why you should always print out your photographs, at least your favorite ones. I’ve also include some deals for when … Continue Reading →
National Seat Check Saturday – Information and Resources for Child Passenger Safety

National Seat Check Saturday – Information and Resources for Child Passenger Safety

Today is National Seat Check Saturday (September 23) as part of Child Passenger Safety Week. The purpose of this day, and week, is to remind those of us with children in our family (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) that many deaths and injuries of children can be prevented by proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. This week’s infographic provides a lot of useful and important information … Continue Reading →
National Suicide Prevention Week September 10-16, 2017 #NSPW17 – Tips, Resources, Facts, Hotlines and More to Help

National Suicide Prevention Week September 10-16, 2017 #NSPW17 – Tips, Resources, Facts, Hotlines and More to Help

National Suicide Prevention Week 2017 is September 10-16. Please take some time to learn the facts about suicide and the warning signs of someone who may be thinking about suicide. Reach out to those you think are at risk. Share this information on your social networks. And if it is you that is in crises please know there are people who love you and can help you. This week’s infographic … Continue Reading →
What to Celebrate in September – Holidays and Observances

What to Celebrate in September – Holidays and Observances

Welcome to September! While it is not officially autumn until later in the month, I tend to just leap into fall mode at the beginning of the month. Below are some holidays and observances to celebrate this month. I’ve include a bit of history, interesting or useful links, and tips on celebrating for many of these. September 1 – National Food Bank Day A food bank is a charity organization … Continue Reading →
Happy National Dog Day! Fun Facts and Cool Dog Products

Happy National Dog Day! Fun Facts and Cool Dog Products

Today is National Dog Day! Woof, woof! Annie is celebrating today here at home. She is our rescue adopted dog who is part Old English Bulldogge and part Boxer – and probably a few other things. She is about 7 or 8 years old, but we have only had her a couple of years. Annie said she wanted me to share some fun facts about dogs with you all to … Continue Reading →