Is that a nail in your shorts, or are you just happy to see me?”Tall, Dark and Ice Creamy” shot with an iPhone outside the Pink Elephant Antique Mall off I-55 near Staunton, Illinois. Just one of the many sights, stops, and photographic opportunities along Historic Route 66. Note: I find myself wondering where this… Continue reading Antinques, Vintage, Retro
I wish I had purchased this apron when I found it in an antique store while traveling last month. I always know when I really want something, because I can’t stop thinking about it after I’ve made the decision not to buy it. That doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I know in my… Continue reading Retro Aprons and Regrets
I hate the word diet: too many connotations to it.From being a process where you give up certain foods to lose weight, or eat only certain foods to lose weight, to describing what it is you consume in a day, as in, “What foods comprised a caveman’s diet?” I find myself wondering how one, four-letter… Continue reading Diet Is Just a 4-Letter Word: Day 4
Thursdays are always long days for me and 8 out of 10 Thursday nights, I end up at the grocery store or Target picking up just a few things. Just a few things typically translates to milk, eggs, bread, toilet paper, trash bags, toothpaste and the like, but last night…last night was different.Last night we… Continue reading Reality Check: Beyond the Bullseye and Bathroom Scale
While out gallivanting, we came across this unusual sight: a narrow but tall mound of soil sprouting a lone tree, set in the middle of a field. I mean, I know what it is, but why is it there? Smack dab in the middle of nowhere.Anyone? “What Is This?” taken with an iPhone and enhanced with… Continue reading Sightings: What Is This?
Far from his glory days of shooting high-budget international shows like 1997’s handover of Hong Kong and China’s 1991 Women’s World Championship, to shooting all-American shows like Alton’s Mississippi River Fireworks Festival and private shows in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, my husband now revels in shooting fireworks shows closer to home—some especially close—like those at the… Continue reading The Perils and Perks of Being Married To a Pyrotechnician
Our family has a new obsession hobby: geocaching! If you haven’t heard of geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing), no worries—I’m about to fill you in. (If you’ve heard of geocaching and tried it, then you probably already understand our obsession hobby.) Either way, let’s explore how a tech-friendly mom got her family on board to join an… Continue reading Geocaching: How Tech-Guided Treasure Hunting Turns Into Family Fun