10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Christmas or Anytime

I am sharing 10 thoughtful gift ideas for Christmas or anytime today. My hope is to help you give more than just a gift card this time. Now, who doesn’t love a great gift card? Everybody does, but I want to encourage you to include one in one of these gifts that have more meaning … Read more

Should You Travel to Israel Solo for an Amazing Trip of a Lifetime?

The grand finale, should you travel to Israel solo? Wouldn’t you want an amazing trip of a lifetime? YES, and yes! One year after this life-changing journey, it has been hard to put it together for others to get what it meant to me. You probably won’t, because it was intended just for me. Therefore … Read more

How Is This Summer Life Changing For You?

How Is This Summer Life Changing For You How is this summer life changing for me? Well, where to start… There is some personal business I need to attend to. I must get back on track to feeling healthy and fit again. I’ve been stabbing at it, but not totally committing and getting it accomplished. … Read more

Israel Should Not Be A “Bucket List”

Don’t make Israel a “Bucket List” trip, make it a “now” trip. November 2017 was my first trip to Israel. It changed my life forever.  My only regret was not going when I was in my 20’s. There is so much you will bring back in your heart, soul & spirit that America needs. What … Read more

Annual Christmas Family Bake Day #6 at the Welch’s

Our annual Christmas family bake day #6 at the Welch’s did not disappoint. I seriously cannot figure out how I want to write/layout this post. Do I want to do it chronologically or just throw all the pictures on it and let you embrace what it feels like trying to find the bottle of vanilla … Read more

Jerusalem Day 1 – Israel – Day 5, Part 2 ~Redneck Rhapsody

Looking for shekel’s & the Via Dolorosa I asked for directions for the money exchange & Via Dolorosa…many were willing to help, just not sure HOW well I interpreted it…hahaha! Finding the exchange, where I could change cash for shekel’s was getting real… Not everywhere wanted American dollar’s. The places that you do the exchange … Read more

Fearless Friday – Greer

Greer & GO If Greer appears then it’s definitely go time. She is like the energizer bunny, except faster! She loves water, therefore all the grandparents that keep her, have pools stay on high alert. We have just about become automatic with keeping a life vest handy, if she goes out to play. Swim lessons … Read more

Fearless Friday… Didn’t happen till Saturday!!! SR. Prom

SR. PROM Sr. Prom is finally here. Where has the time went? The reason I picked this to be “fearless” is because not only is my “sonsational” being brave and going without a date, but he is also wearing his own tux, that is not the norm. Be Brave – Prom Can Be Scary Every … Read more

Wednesday’s Word – Shalom

HIS WORD in MY LIFE Shalom – Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness. completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility and can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye (Wikipedia). If your life happens to be a roller coaster ride like mine…full of ins & outs, ups & downs, twists & turns; Jesus is the … Read more