Happy Holidays, House and Home

Merry Christmas in the Mailbox

When I was about 3 years old, my dad very gently hammered two tiny nails into the wood paneled wall of our dining room. He tied a length of string between those nails and Voila! We had a holder for the first of our Christmas cards that had arrived that afternoon. It was fun to… Continue reading Merry Christmas in the Mailbox

desserts, Recipes: Only the Best!

Old Fashioned Hershey’s Cocoa Fudge

Growing up in the 1950's, my mom, aunts, and female cousins were all making fudge. It didn't require fancy and expensive ingredients like chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, or marshmallow cream that those West Virginia farm girls didn't have. It was made with basic ingredients they found in their kitchens. If the too soft candy… Continue reading Old Fashioned Hershey’s Cocoa Fudge

WhackyShack on Etsy

Currently in the WhackyShack Shop…

What gal doesn't love a notebook? We use notebooks for all sorts of things. We write our thoughts into journals and diaries, draw our ideas onto the pages of sketchbooks, save mementos in scrapbooks, take notes in classrooms, and perhaps, even use them to document our business data. WhackyBinders are my newest product. They give… Continue reading Currently in the WhackyShack Shop…

Fast Fix, Main Dishes and Sides, Recipes: Only the Best!

Fast Fix Steak with Mushroom Gravy

Even those of us who like to cook, don't like to cook all of the time. In the middle of doing other, more important things, the need to stop what we're doing to prepare a meal can be a bother. I'm always excited to find a new "from scratch" recipe that is both tasty and… Continue reading Fast Fix Steak with Mushroom Gravy

desserts, Recipes: Only the Best!

Grandma’s Fresh and Easy Peach Cobbler

Most of our grandmas were not fussy bakers. They didn’t have the time. Household and farm chores kept them busy through much of the year. When peaches came ripe, grandma took advantage the surplus by canning quart jars of the sweet summer fruit to be enjoyed through the winter. During peach season, Grandma's simple cobbler… Continue reading Grandma’s Fresh and Easy Peach Cobbler

Parkinson's Disease

A Decade With Parkinson’s Disease: What’s With All The Artists?

On all of my "Decade with Parkinson's Disease" posts I have selected a feature image of original artwork. There is a reason for that. It's because art is such an important player in the lives of many with Parkinson's Disease. Betcha didn't know that, did ya? Neither did I. And it sounds sort of crazy.… Continue reading A Decade With Parkinson’s Disease: What’s With All The Artists?