Blogging

On a More Personal Note

On a More Personal Note

Blogging has been a personal journey for me. I started because I enjoyed writing and sharing my home and hobbies, and also because I wanted to become more “techy.” Can an old dog learn new tricks? Well, sure she can! (And who are you calling an old dog?! LOL!) At the point of my life …

Rockport Revisited ~ Rebuilding from Disaster

Rockport Revisited ~ Rebuilding from Disaster

How does a community survive a direct hit from a class 4 hurricane such as Harvey? How long does it take to rebuild and restore? The day after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, my husband left our home in Missouri to go to Rockport, Texas, to check on our business. He didn’t know what he would …

Stitch Fix Giveaway ~ The Celebration Continues

Stitch Fix Giveaway ~ The Celebration Continues

I have a surprise! (Don’t you just love surprises?!) We aren’t done celebrating yet! Stitch Fix wanted to help celebrate, too, so they donated a $50 gift certificate to be given away!!! If you’ve been wanting to try Stitch Fix then this is your big chance. If you’re already a Stitch Fix customer, you’re eligible, …

Mid-Life Blogger’s First Anniversary

Mid-Life Blogger's First Anniversary

It’s hard to believe, but I’m celebrating my first anniversary of Mid-Life Blogger already! When I think back over the past year, I’m amazed at how much I’ve learned and the new experiences I’ve had. To help me celebrate, Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company generously donated a $30 gift certificate. You can learn more and …

Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

My husband and I are still adjusting to the changes brought on by our kids reaching adulthood but I think we’ve made good progress. We don’t seem to be as depressed and worried. Our evenings are usually pretty quiet, and since its just the two of us, every night seems like date night. My husband …

Looking Back, Looking Forward ~ 2016 in Review

Looking Back, Looking Forward ~ 2016 in Review

The new year is a time when many people make “New Year’s Resolutions,” but I quit doing that a long time ago. For me, that term has become synonymous with “January goal,” because not many of them make it past the end of the month. They’ve become a bit of a joke, don’t you think? …

Show Me Your Christmas Tree ~ Powell

Show Me Your Christmas Tree ~ Powell

Welcome to Powell! I was excited about participating in Show Me Your Christmas Tree, a blog hop featuring Christmas trees from around Missouri, and made sure ours was decorated in time to share. I want to thank our hostess, Terri Steffes, of Our Good Life, for organizing this fun holiday event. We have an artificial tree …

3 Mistakes I Made as a New Blogger

Self-hosted WordPress blog

Before I started blogging I researched whether I should start with a WordPress.com (hosted) or a WordPress.org (self-hosted) platform. Being brand new and feeling overwhelmed by all the terminology, I decided to play it safe and start off with WordPress.com which is the free, hosted platform. Although my learning curve was steep I learned quickly …

Learning How to Learn…And Loving It!

Learning How to Learn...And Loving It!

When I retired as Homeschool Teacher, I started blogging because I enjoyed writing and wanted to learn more about using the internet. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, but that was right before the internet came to be, so my education didn’t include anything about it. I haven’t always enjoyed writing, either. I went to …

Save Your Memories with an Easy Email Journal

Save Your Memories with an Easy Email Journal

I’ve kept an “email journal” since my children were born. Periodically, I would write an email to my parents and sister about my family’s activities, then I would print it out and keep a copy for myself. It’s hard for me to believe that so much time has passed, but I’ve put over twenty years …