Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday! So, I don’t particularly like mushrooms, but these were sprouting up in a nearby park next to a walking path I was on and for some reason they just called out to be photographed.  Random, I know!  So…other miscellaneous stuff:

Stuff I’ve read lately: Daddy Long Legs.  A short book written by Mark Twain’s great niece.  I’ll admit to skimming through some of the middle…just to get to the end.  Nice story idea, but kind of old-fashioned writing style.  It was published in 1916 (I think), so that’s to be expected.  I didn’t realize there was a movie too…with Fred Astaire.  I’ll have to watch it and see if I like it better than the book.

I listened to this book on CD:  Washington’s Six Spies.  It was interesting to learn more about the intelligence aspect of the Revolution.  You know, to me, it use to seem like 1776 was ages ago…but now, 250-ish years ago doesn’t seem that long ago.  Its all relative.  Countries across the pond have oodles more years of history than we do. Does that make me really old?  Of course, the book referenced Benedict Arnold quite a bit and I was trying to remember a few details from The Traitors Wife that I read about a year ago.

I bought RainX to try a window cleaning hack that I saw on Pinterest.  I’ll let you know how that turns out! :o)

Lastly, I made Turkey Cranberry Enchiladas this week.  Who knew turkey and cranberries went so well with cilantro, salsa and cumin???  Try it with your turkey leftovers next month!

Well, have a great day!  Do or learn something NEW!






a NEW family history find


Happy Tuesday!  I just had to share this NEW family history find that I absolutely LOVE!  (Now I know that the love of learning new things must run in my family :o) This Deborah Doty is my 3rd Great Aunt and she learned to ride a bicycle at the age of 100.  So Cool…You GO Deborah Doty Girl!

Have a terrific day!  Do or learn something new…no matter your age!

a NEW taste Tuesday


Ah, it’s been a while since I’ve had time to spend in the kitchen; but I tried a NEW taste this last week:  Pumpkin Snickerdoodles.  It sounded like a delicious, and…fall-ish new twist on my favorite type of cookie.  They were VERY yummy!

Here’s where I found the recipe: Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Have a great Tuesday!  Learn or Do, or Bake something NEW!


a NEW photo of my week and a short Sunday sermon


Happy Sunday! I thought this path that I photographed this week would pair nicely with this great talk, The Three Rs of Choices.

Here’s a sneak peek: “First, the right of choice; second, the responsibility of choice; and third, the results of choice”…but go read the rest of the talk if you have time, because its fabulous!

Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!

Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!  (Oops, where did the time go?  I guess this post is getting published a day late…Happy Miscellaneous Tuesday!)

Well friends, I have some major, time-consuming projects in the works and I need to apologize in advance that posts may be sparse in the next few months.  Nevertheless, today I’d like to share these miscellaneous items with you:

  1. I found a great NEW family history blog with, what looks like, some of the lines I need to research further.  I’ll be contacting the blogger soon to see if we can collaborate. Anyone else looking for Thornton genealogy?  Check it out! {HERE}

2. I’m SO excited that it’s peach season! I think the peach is my all-time fav fruit.  I just searched ‘peach’ on pinterest, and now I’ve gotta make Peach and Mustard Glazed Pork Chops, Grilled Peaches, Peach Jam, Fresh Peach Pound Cake, and a Rustic Peach and Strawberry Tart!  OH YEAH, YUM!  I’ve got to get to a farmers market soon!

3. Lastly, our (well…my) NEW favorite game to play which was introduced to us by our DIL is SPOT IT.  It is SO frustratingly fun to play!  I like games…although, my male-dominant household…not so much.  But sometimes I get lucky and get to play a few hands, yeah!

Have a great day!  Learn or do something NEW!