St. John Island Frozen Lemonade Recipe

Many years ago my husband and I went on vacation with my parents, my sister and her husband to the US Virgin Island of St. John. views from St. John We had a fabulous time and discovered an amazing little lemonade cafe near our rented villa. The recipe below is the best version I’ve managed … Continue reading St. John Island Frozen Lemonade Recipe

Homeschool Summer ☀️ School Incentive Store

Since my kiddos were less than thrilled about my Summer School plan to get caught up. I decided to up the ante on our incentives with a super-fun Summer School Store. I decided that we would make our own play money to earn and use to make purchases, I’m calling them “sun coins”. I’ve seen … Continue reading Homeschool Summer ☀️ School Incentive Store

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Summer Traditions – Recipe for Haystacks

This week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge comes from Sandy at The Sandy Chronicles. If you would like to join in this fun photo challenge please visit her site for the rules. The theme “Summer Traditions” was fun for me to think about. I had already started a post about one of my favorite summer recipes, … Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Summer Traditions – Recipe for Haystacks

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Unusual

This week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge comes from Amanda at Something to Ponder About. If you would like to participate please visit her site for the rules. These photo challenges are lots of fun! The challenge this week is to post photographs that have captured something usual. Amanda has several examples of strange things that … Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Unusual

Happy Father’s Day! & We Sold the Winnebago!

In honor of Father’s Day, I’ll begin this post with something that my dad recently told me, “the 2 best days of owning a recreational vehicle [be it a boat, motorcycle, or class A motor home] are the day you buy it and the day you sell it.” 1982 – my parents, my younger sister … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day! & We Sold the Winnebago!

Family Room Renovation

We recently bought a home built in 1978. We are so excited that we were able to do some renovations to our new home before we moved into it. The first room that I’m able to show you is the family room. It is adjacent to the kitchen and dinette with access to the backyard … Continue reading Family Room Renovation

(almost) Wordless Wednesday

“Thank you” to fellow blogger, Scott (PhD in Forestry) from Raven About the Parks for identifying these “pokey balls” or “sputniks” as fruit from the American sweetgum tree in my Wordless Wednesday post a few weeks ago. We recently found some green ones on a walk around the neighborhood.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – In Transit

This weeks Friendly Friday Photo Challenge comes from fellow blogger, Sandy at The Sandy Chronicles. If you’d like to participate in the challenge please visit her blog for the rules. To me, “In Transit” means traveling from one place to another. I feel like I’ve had a bit of experience in this area both literally … Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – In Transit