Heavenstobetty Receives the Real Neat Blog Award!

Thank you so much for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog Award! This is such a huge compliment coming from one of my favorite bloggers, National Parks with T. Be sure to go over to her blog for a visit. When you do, you will be delightfully transported somewhere beautiful, amazing and inspiring! Real … Continue reading Heavenstobetty Receives the Real Neat Blog Award!

The Decade Tag

First of all, I want to send a big "thank you" to my friend, Jenny from Of Progress and Purpose for nominating me to participate in this tag. I've never participated in a tag before, so here goes nothin'... I celebrated my 40th birthday this year so I thought this tag was perfectly timed, though … Continue reading The Decade Tag

Zoom Birthday 🎂 for Kids

My youngest son recently celebrated his 6th birthday. We had been planning a trip to Legoland, California to celebrate but COVID-19 disrupted that plan. I felt bad for my little boy who had been looking forward to his big birthday celebration for months. He took the news really well, but my mama heart still felt … Continue reading Zoom Birthday 🎂 for Kids

Shelter at Home Chunking

I recently read an interesting article on “chunking”. In psychology, chunking refers to grouping small chunks of information so you can remember larger pieces of information when you put the chunks together. The most common example of this is phone numbers. While it is very difficult to remember a 10 digit number, most people can … Continue reading Shelter at Home Chunking

Goodwill & Thrift Store Shopping Tips

I’m a big fan of shopping at thrift stores. Some of my top reasons to shop at Goodwill and other thrift stores are: Saving money as we replace our book, game and toy collectionsReducing our carbon footprint Giving back to our community Finding books and games that are retired, out of print, or no longer … Continue reading Goodwill & Thrift Store Shopping Tips

2017 Winnebago Vista For Sale

The police just came to our front door to inform us that we can’t park our RV on the street in front of our rental house. Apparently, someone complained about it, and there is a city ordinance we were unaware of. We have 24 hours to move it. This was our home for 10 months … Continue reading 2017 Winnebago Vista For Sale

Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ to all 100 Followers!

Happy Valentine's Day and thank y'all so much for following our Camp Fire displacement adventure! I'm honored that 100 people have found my blog interesting enough to follow! It's a great joy for us to share our journey with you. I've found writing and photography to be very therapeutic and it means the world to … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ to all 100 Followers!

Monday Mention: Returning to Paradise

My good friend and fellow Camp Fire Survivor, L.R. Just launched her blog today! Returning to Paradise I highly recommend checking it out! She is a Christian homeschooling mama with millions of fabulous ideas. She and her husband are planning on rebuilding their home in Paradise.


Tranquility is seeing a rainbow after a storm, Snuggling in the fuzzy blanket way too late in the morning, Gliding in a kayak across a lake as smooth as glass, or Driving up to the garage door after a long day at the office. *This poem was inspired by fellow blogger, Other Mary at: https://othermary.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/rain-song/Continue reading Tranquility

Idaho Tall Tale

Rain, lightning, thunder! The storm came out of nowhere. One minute the kiddos were happily drawing with sidewalk chalk in the warm, yellow sunshine. The next minute, the wind was blowing fiercely and black clouds were looming in the northwestern sky. I managed to get the kiddos, all their toys, and the awning in before … Continue reading Idaho Tall Tale