The Brutal Truth Behind the Real Life 50 Shades of Grey

    Dear You Who Fantasize about Christian Grey, What I am about to write isn't easy for me. Actually, it's a topic that I feel is better left in my past and until now I've been okay with doing just that. I purposely don't reveal too much about my past on this … [Read more...]

How to Preserve Eggs for Longterm Storage

  Last week or so, I happened upon a local woman selling fresh, organic eggs for a great price. $2.00/dozen and since I pay $1.79/dzn normally? I jumped on it and brought home a few dozen. Once I got home, I was thrilled! They're big, beautiful, brown eggs! These eggs are … [Read more...]

Why Bother to Prepare for an Emergency

I know what some of you are thinking, “It Can't Happen To Me.” and you may be right. Then again I'm pretty sure some of the residents of New Orleans said that in 2005,  resident's of Southern Florida probably said that in 1992, I know for a fact that some resident's of Bastrop, … [Read more...]

An Open Letter to My Daughter on her 10th Birthday

  Oh little girl...I remember the first time I saw you. After a pregnancy filled with more stress than I needed and a couple of scares as well, you came into this world screaming your tiny little head off, tied to a cord with a pretzel knot in it. A knot that by all rights, … [Read more...]

How To Dehydrate & Preserve Fresh Mushrooms

  So the other day when I did my January grocery trip, I managed to find a really decent deal on fresh button mushrooms. They were marked down to just .99¢ each which in my experience, is a fairly decent deal. Enough of a deal for me to grab them.     As you … [Read more...]

Baby Freebies!! 9 MUST HAVE Baby Freebies For Baby & New Moms! Great for Yourself or as Gifts!

  Having a baby? Just had a baby? Heading to a baby shower? Check out these 7 must have baby freebies!! You just pay shipping! You can get all 7 shipped for less then the price of a diaper cake and gift basket! These would also be FANTASTIC Christmas gifts for the new … [Read more...]

2012 Kia Rio Review – Kia Rio vs. Public Transportation Bus

2012 Kia Rio Review   So that ^^^ up there is what the 2012 Kia Rio looks like. We had the opportunity to drive one for a week and I have to say, it's a sharp piece of machinery. She's slick, smooth and rides well. She can also absorb an impact better than anything I've … [Read more...]

2012 Kia Sorento Review

    2012 Kia Sorento Review   Kia gave us the opportunity to once again, test out and review one of the autos. This time, we had the pleasure of driving the 2012 Kia Sorento. That's it ^^^ up there, after I decided last week that I needed to go camping. So off we … [Read more...]

2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

      2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Review     There she is...sitting in the parking lot of our complex, waiting for the Kia guy to take her far, far away. I seriously wanted to cry. Why? Because I ADORE the 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid! Yes. Adore. I adore the blasted … [Read more...]

To My Daughter: Ten Things I Want You To Know

  Dearest Emma,   I sat at my desk tonight and I took a hard look at you. It's so strange to me to look at you and see you almost 8 years old. I can still feel you, 6lbs 12 oz, as they laid you in my arms that first time. You've grown into a beautiful child and I'm … [Read more...]