Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Breaking my own rules

SOC Sunday 2015

It's Sunday and whether or not you attend some sort of worship service, I think Sunday is the ideal time for quiet reflection and a time to release a lot of what's jumbled up inside our heads. Sometimes it's a release. Sometimes it provides clarity. … [Continue reading]

Using only two words to describe my Ford Experience at the North American International Auto Show

SheBuysCars in Tin Lizzy

Word #1: History.   What's a trip to Detroit with two things? Henry Ford and cars. Arguably the birthplace of automobiles, you couldn't but feel like a part of history stepping into the service elevator at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, … [Continue reading]

Blogmas 2014: The Best of the Rest

Blogmas 2014

If Blogmas seemed small to you this year, it's because it was. I had a much smaller selection of entries but I loved all of them and I'm always so honored when people submit their posts for me to read and feature. I usually read everything once … [Continue reading]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: What’s a gallbladder for anyway?

SOC Sunday 2015

In case you missed it last Sunday, I decided to resurrect my stream of consciousness series on Sunday mornings. I started it a few years ago and then turned it over to someone else who isn't doing it anymore. I don't know if I needed permission to … [Continue reading]

Blogmas 2014: Families and Heart and Soul

Blogmas 2014

There's usually at least one day of Blogmas that requires tissues. This might be that day for you. But don't worry. They're not all tearjerkers. In fact, none of them made me cry but they all made me feel, which is one of the best things a blog post … [Continue reading]

Blogmas 2014: Funny is as Funny does

Blogmas 2014

Although I'm totally off schedule this year (January has been complicated), I'm slowly working my way through the Blogmas posts featuring the best of 2014 that you probably never read. I like to think of them as hidden gems because chances are I've … [Continue reading]

Blogmas 2014: The First Posts of Blogmas

Blogmas 2014

It was the best of years, it was the worst of years... That pretty much sums up my blogging year for 2014. I wrote consistently and steadily and my traffic grew. People seem find me through a million different unexpected Google searches these … [Continue reading]

Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Indulgence and Deprivation

SOC Sunday 2015

Yes, it's back. It's Stream of Consciousness Sunday. Two things I've been missing in blogging lately: the ability to freely write and the sense of community. I had both of those when I hosted my weekly link-up, Stream of Consciousness … [Continue reading]

A Blogger’s New Year’s Resolutions

Top 20 Blogger Resolutions

1. I will keep my inbox fully read every day. 2. If I move emails to a folder indicating that email requires action, I will actually look at those emails and take action. 3. I will not get annoyed at invitations to write a post about a … [Continue reading]

How to Have the Best and Worst Kids’ New Year’s Eve

NYE noisemakers

The year was 1978 (or so, but that sounds about right). My parents were headed out to a party on New Year's Eve. It was one of the very few times I remember my parents going out together as adults. My dad was dressed in a suit, probably his … [Continue reading]

100 Good Deeds in a Weary World

A Good Deed Brightens a Dark Work #DeedADay

There are a few movies with which I can quote almost every single line. Some are funny, some are poignant. All are memorable. The title of this post, for example, comes from "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." The original, starring Gene Wilder, … [Continue reading]