How about a FREE trip to a museum near you?

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Looking for something fun and "easy on the wallet" this weekend? You can thank my sister for this heads up!     Just click on the image to find a participating museum near you—wherever you'll be this weekend! You can get two FREE tickets per household. Isn't that nice?   If your Saturday is already full...  I did notice that some museums closed on Saturdays are observing Museum Day on Sunday, September 28.   I've got my tickets! When you get yours, leave a comment and tell me where you're headed.   What kind of museum is your favorite? What's the last museum you visited? ... Keep Reading...

Starting over…

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It's Monday—and the first day of Fall.   A brand new week—and season—stretches out before us like a blank canvas...   What project will I start—or finish?   What reset button do I need to hit?   What neighbor will I love?   What picture will I paint on this blank canvas? What will I do today—this week, this season—to change a trajectory? To make a new ending... for myself—or someone else.   What will you do?   ... Keep Reading...

Weekend Wondering: Can you barter with a pinecone?

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  Well, can you?  Barter with a pinecone?   I honestly don't know. I've never tried. Have you?   I've filled baskets with pinecones, used them in tablescapes, hung them from Christmas trees... I've even shown you how to clean them!   I haven't ever tried to bleach them, but some of you have. In fact, it's quite the craze here in Blogland in case you haven't noticed.   For me, pinecones signal a change of seasons, bringing thoughts of steamy-hot soup, snuggly-warm throws, and early-dark nights.     They've always held happy memories; serving as an unexpected symbol of security.   Until ...   The investigation began when the child showed up at a ... Keep Reading...