Where Is Eden? — Grumpa Joe’s Place

Dear Diary: Aug. 12: Moved to our new home in Illinois. It is so beautiful here. The scenery is wonderful. Can hardly wait to see it with snow covering the landscape. I love it here! Oct. 14: Illinois is the most beautiful place on Earth! The leaves have turned all colors with shades of red […]… Continue reading Where Is Eden? — Grumpa Joe’s Place

Hello! — Cindy Rice Designs

Hello from soggy northern Illinois! How are you? I hope your week is moving along nicely. I am keeping busy with a few different projects. Over the weekend I finished my cozy and snuggly Bobble Cowl. The pattern is by Joji Locatelli and can be purchased on Ravelry. It uses one skein on sock yarn. […]… Continue reading Hello! — Cindy Rice Designs

Unsettling — One Woman’s Quest

Have opted for a minimalist existence – efficiency dependent on accessibility – still suffering the effects of disease, age. Used to dwell in the sarcasm of fixed roots, keep-up-with-the-status-quo, thought that swapping furniture equated with renewal Now the only fitting-in we do relates to rig size and whether or not the next stop on the […]… Continue reading Unsettling — One Woman’s Quest

Investing in Real Estate — FREEDOM 101 : The most valuable currency is time – choose how you spend yours

Real estate is an excellent way to diversify your investment portfolio and build income streams. The problem is that people are often drawn to real estate investing based on misconceptions of quick returns with minimal capital investment or effort. Those situations do exist. Much like the stock market there is an endless line of people […]… Continue reading Investing in Real Estate — FREEDOM 101 : The most valuable currency is time – choose how you spend yours

Dear Hot Mess Mom: To me you are perfect. — WONDEROAK

It’s tempting to pretend that there aren’t ritz crackers hidden deep inside my shag carpet, along with some other things I probably don’t want to know about. It’s tempting to pretend my four-year-old doesn’t rock the same “favorite” dress three days in a row, and that I don’t currently smell like men’s Old Spice deodorant. […]… Continue reading Dear Hot Mess Mom: To me you are perfect. — WONDEROAK

5 Ways to Use Circle Stamps! — The Frugal Crafter Blog

Hi friends! Sometimes it’s fun to see what you can make with a simple supply, in this case, circle stamps! Circles are fun shapes. Think bubbles and beach balls, they just scream “playtime!” You can go bright with confetti colored circles or use a soft palette for a gentle friendly pastel card. In today’s video […]… Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Circle Stamps! — The Frugal Crafter Blog