January 27, 2021

Still Much To Celebrate...With Photos From The Archives


Happy National Chocolate Cake Day, my friends! Far be it from me to ignore a "national" holiday, right? This is a photo of our celebration of this monumental day from 2015. My Peyton was an amazing baker back then too. She will be whipping up another one for us tonight to enjoy after our simple supper of VeggieBeef Soup and dinner rolls. This little special day is just the first in a string of upcoming holidays to celebrate as lavishly or as simply as we choose. 

Here are the dates for this year, along with some photos of how we marked these days in the past. We did this not only for the immediate excitement of breaking up long winter months but also for the opportunity to make memories. Memories my children will carry on for years to come. If you choose to celebrate, be it with decorations and games or with cozy meals and cards, here are some special days to remember.

Groundhog Day
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Super Bowl LV
Sunday, February 7, 2021

Chinese New Year
Friday, February 12, 2021

Valentine's Day 
Sunday, February 14, 2021

Mardi Gras
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

St.Patrick's Day
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Happy Wednesday, my friends!
And if you feel like whipping up or buying a chocolate cake today, please share a photo! It will be fun to see!

January 25, 2021

Monday Morning Coffee


Good Morning! Welcome to a brand new week. I am sitting in my spot on the couch looking out at the frozen lake, sipping a cup of Dunkin' Original Blend Coffee with a big ole splash of cream this morning. I have listened to my morning prayer podcast, written in my daily journal, and am ready to start the day. After another cup, perhaps. Then I am going to make some homemade slaw with cabbage, cilantro, mayonnaise, and cumin for our dinner of shrimp tacos tonight. I have some laundry to do and some floors to Swiffer as well. Tonight is dinner followed by me not-at-all judging a group of young women dating the same man in hopes of being the one chosen to be his wife. I suppose I am a sucker for a good love story and The Bachelor never disappoints. : )

Have a cozy day, my friends. Thanks for stopping by! Oh, and a little reminder...

Wednesday is National Chocolate Cake Day!
You know we will be celebrating, will you?


January 7, 2021

Hey! I'm Back With More Movies!!!!!!!

 Yup, it's meeeee the Directioner.  My mom said whoever is reading this sentence wouldn't want a Fortnite or One Direction post, sooooooo MOVIES!!!! Alright, here are some movies I watched recently that I enjoyed a lot so let's goooo!