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Hi! I'm Billie Jo, a wife to one and mother to four who loves all things home and family. During the day I homeschool, do laundry, and drink way excessive amounts of coffee. I would much rather read than exercise, and I am blessed to live the life I dreamed of.
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You Might Be Surprised To Know That

~ I don't drink evening tea anymore. I used to, but now I prefer coffee. Maxwell House International French Vanilla Cafe. But I'm not changing my blog name, because I really like it.

~ I love to sing in the car. I can't sing. At all. Ask my family. But I love to sing in the car.

~ I am obsessed with old television shows. I would actually prefer to watch The Twilight Zone, The Incredible Hulk, The Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island, The Munsters, The $25,000 Pyramid, Match Game75, and Quincy to anything on television today. Except for The Bachelor, of course.

~I order water when we go out to eat. But it has to be bottled water. And if we are at a bar, I go crazy and get cranberry juice with a slice of lime.

~I am very conservative. Except with music. My current favorites are Post Malone and Ariana Grande.

~I am turning 50 this year. I don't act like it. I am trying to remind myself that I am now my mother when I was in high school. And that I am not in high school anymore. And that I should probably act like it. Someday.

I am sure there are more. I'll save them for another day. I hope you come back to read them! 

Happy Wednesday, my friends! Thanks for visiting!

One more.
If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life?
Peyton's chocolate chip cookies.


  1. I think I should come by and pick you up for a car ride so we can cruise around town and sing Post Malone at the top of our lungs and then go back to your house for coffee and Peyton's chocolate chip cookies while we watch Match Game & The Brady Bunch! You in? : )

  2. I love the name of your blog, glad you aren't changing it :) We're the same age! I don't feel like I'm on the edge of 50 either. Think we might be very blessed in that way. The way you are about old TV shows describes the way I feel about my "old" (it's not that old right?) music from the 70's and 80's. Love to sing along with that stuff in the car. Hope you are having a fabulous week!

  3. Singing in the car is one of life's pleasures and, by the look of them, so are those cookies! Is there a recipe? 😆

  4. Ooooh my, those cookies look amazing, my friend! How I wish I had one...or three to go with my cup of coffee {{smiles}}

    How exciting that you're turning 50! I truly hope this is a wonderful and beautiful year for you. Sending hugs your way!

  5. I love this!
    And the plate of cookies at the end look scrummy.

    I sing in the house. Loudly. It's out of tune but I do not care!

  6. I could probably the whole plate of cookies. So, you'll drinking coffee. Welcome to the Coffee Club.

  7. chocolate chips + a cup of coffee....yummy
    have a great day

  8. Oh my yum! Seriously Peyton is amazing, you all are of course but if her baked goods taste half as good as they look she is so talented! I hope you're having a good day without the tea. (Though you probably still like tea yes, it's just not a daily occurrence any longer?) I love your blog name so I hope you don't ever change it.

  9. Love chocolate chip cookies. It always goes perfect with a cup of coffee. It would have to be decaf but none the less...coffee!

  10. I'll be 50 in September and while part of me is freaking out a little bit the rest of me doesn't really care. I feel good, I think I look okay and in my head I'm still 21! Those cookies look fabulous!

  11. Those cookies look SO good!! I enjoyed this meme and your responses!! I am 67 now and am older than either of my parents when they died of cancer at 63 and 65. I think about that frequently. Somewhere along the way, I did grow up a bit, I think. Hugs!!

  12. Simple pleasures...I love to sing in the car too. Those cookies are mouth watering!

  13. I enjoy this post as it helps to know you even better. I cant carry a note if I tried, but love to sing and love music of all kinds. I am 77 and enjoying every day....I cant remember when I was 50, but know it was a good time in my life. Enjoy your 50....and those yummmy cookies!

  14. Those cookies look so yummy!!! Send some fast! :) Love the oldies and have trained my girl to love them too! :) Have a great weekend! Think we are headed to a fish fry tomorrow night!

  15. The Maxwell House cafe coffee is soo good! I don't know that I would give up my evening cup of tea for it, but I don't blame you a bit for enjoying it :) Those chocolate chip cookies look amazing! What an incredible baker Peyton is, such a blessing for you I'm sure! Have a lovely weekend :)

  16. You are just too adorable - and not "really" 50. Chronological age means nothing but a number. And I think I could eat those cookies forever too. Does Peyton deliver? ;)

  17. I think I need to try some of those cookies.
    I LOVE old shows! I Love Lucy and the Dick Van Dyke Show are some of my favorites.
    Hope you have a wonderful day!!!


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