Boredom: Gateway to Creativity

Bird Drawing by Margaret Curren on Mid-Life Blogger

“Mooooooommmmm, I’m booorrred!” Believe it or not, I was happy to hear those words from my children. It wasn’t my responsibility to constantly entertain them, and when they got to the point that they were bored, that’s when their creativity took over, if I didn’t rush in to rescue them. Learning Environment When we made …

BBQ Station in Cassville, MO – Worth the Drive

BBQ Station Truck by Mid-Life Blogger

About eight years ago, my husband, Scott, came across a building for sale in Cassville, Missouri, that seemed like a good deal, so he bought it not knowing for sure what he would do with it. At first, he considered opening a flea market, but ended up deciding to open a restaurant with his younger …

Albert Brumley’s Memory Valley

Mike's Creek Valley by Mid-Life Blogger

I’m blessed to live in a naturally beautiful area of southwest Missouri, in a region known as the Ozarks. I love everything about it; the hills and valleys, the rocks, the trees, and the crystal-clear creeks. There is also a lot of history here. Our most famous resident was Albert Brumley. Claim to Fame If …

The Well Armed Woman

Eight Bulls-Eyes by Mid-Life Blogger

I had a scare recently. We live in the country and I’ve hardly ever felt frightened, but one night near 10 pm our dogs started barking and I heard the roar of a loud engine. I went out on the porch to see who it could possibly be that time of night. A truck came …

What’s Blooming Today

Water Lily in Garden Pond

Ivory Edges Daylily  

The Profit of Park Days for Homeschool Moms

The Profit of Park Days for Homeschool Moms

Do you give park days a high priority? Have you ever felt guilty about taking the time to attend them? Have you ever skipped them to finish school work, or to punish your children? When my kids were young and we were still new to homeschooling, my favorite day of the week was Park Day. …

Stitch Fix June 2016

Stitch Fix June 2016 Preview by Mid-Life Blogger

What will your personal stylist send? How will you choose what to keep or return? This is my first Stitch Fix since I started my blog so I get to share it with you right from the beginning. As soon as you schedule your Fix, the anticipation begins, wondering what your stylist will choose for you. When …

My Mini Garden Pond

Several years ago at an auction I admired an old water pump and my husband, Scott, bought it for me, but it sat in the workshop for a year or more before I figured out what I wanted to do with it. One day I was sitting on my front porch, looking at a patch …

Spiritual Corridor Daylily

Spiritual Corridor Daylily

This is the Spiritual Corridor daylily.  I bought it a few years ago from Breck’s.  I buy plants through catalogs quite a bit.  Especially in the winter when it’s so bleak outside, I enjoy looking through my plant catalogs and finding new flowers I want to try, and combinations that I think would be nice. Here …

Coal Miner Daylily

I bought this Coal Miner Daylily from Roots & Rhizomes a few years ago.  It started blooming today.  I like it’s chartreuse throat and deep purple color. You can have more posts like this sent straight to your inbox by subscribing!