I have such fond memories of watching Abbott and Costello movies with my Dad when I was young. As goofy and corny as they were, they were also just plain fun to watch. And they still are. I now have the collection of all their movies on DVD and pull them out every now and again just to enjoy their simplicity. These are my favorite 10 (listed by year released): Buck Privates (1941) Directed … Read more
This weekend the weather was so lovely. It reached the high 70’s. We spent one day hiking at a local spot with our dogs. Then Sunday we picked up some lovely pansies and dressed up the tree at the end of our driveway. Pansies just seem to say “Welcome, Spring” don’t you think?
Like so many other family’s, we enjoy a good corned beef and cabbage dinner for St. Patrick’s Day. I came up with this crock pot version last year and it has become a favorite of ours and we don’t save it just for St. Patty’s Day any more. Ginny’s Crockpot Corned Beef and Vegetables 1 medium onion, cut into wedges 4 large potatoes, cut into chunks 1 pound baby carrots 3 cups water 3 garlic … Read more
Anyone who knows me knows that I love planners of all kinds, but I especially love the ones that can be found for free around the internet. As a member of the Mosaic Reviews team, I was pleased to have the opportunity to review a free blog planner. The hardest part was selecting one that I thought would work with my little idiosyncrasies. Enter Infarrantly Creative’s free, simple, downloadable, blog planning forms. It felt like a … Read more
As an important part of our studies of American history, we not only read and discussed the Gettysburg Address, but I required my children to commit it to memory. Considered one of the most infamous speeches from America’s history, the Gettysburg Address was given by Abraham Lincoln on November 19, 1863 at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Below is the black and white Copybook of the Gettysburg Address. This book … Read more
Growing up in Massachusetts we took snow for granted and considered it part of living in the north. But here in South Carolina, it snows probably once or twice a year (if that) and because of its rarity, we feel the need to photograph it every time. This past weekend we had about 2-3 inches of a heavy, wet snow. The snowflakes were large enough that the camera caught them as they fell. These pictures … Read more