Fleece Fabric Scraps Become Beautiful Blankets

Fleece fabric scraps sure can create a big mess!  After making more than 240 fleece ponchos in my Etsy shop in 2016, my small storage room was overrun with fleece scraps.  I had a huge mountain of mixed up fleece scraps that was threatening to flow out into my sewing...

Three Reasons Kids Should Wear Bibs

Bibs.  Either you like them or you don’t.  I know some moms who never use bibs on their kids.  Yet other moms won’t allow their kids to eat a meal or a snack without a bib to protect their clothing from stains. Three reasons why bibs are a necessary part...

MYO Foaming Hand Soap

When I won a bottle of Bath & Body Works Twisted Peppermint foaming hand soap at a Christmas party in December, I was delighted!  I’d never tried this product before, but I love peppermint!  The soap turned out to be a favorite of mine, and when we reached...

Car Seat Ponchos Available Now

Now that you know that a car seat poncho could help to keep your child warm and safe this winter, I want to share some details about the fleece car seat ponchos hand-crafted by me, Elaine Searer. First of all, the name “car seat poncho” doesn’t tell...

Car Seat Ponchos for Safety and Warmth

Here in Pennsylvania, we’re still enjoying summer weather with temperatures in the high 80s, but these warm summer days will soon be a memory.  When the temperatures start to fall, how can you keep your little ones safe and warm for fall and winter traveling?...

Cut a Watermelon in Under 10 Minutes

Jack used to be in charge of cutting watermelon at our house.  It was a bit of an ordeal because it was a messy job, and he didn’t like to do it.  Last year, I read an article about an easier way to clean a watermelon, and I gave it a try.  The good news is that...

A Biker’s Lesson on Friendship

My experience with motorcycles and the people who love to ride them has been, for the most part, limited to what I’d observed by vacationing in Ocean City, Maryland, during Bike Week.  And I wasn’t there with a bike.  I was just another vacationer...

Coffee Talk

My husband Jack and I have a morning routine that includes spending the first part of most days having coffee together in the living room.  I make the coffee–organic Fair Trade with a splash of half & half and some French vanilla creamer–while Jack...

My Greatest Blog Post of All Time

Some days I sit down at my computer to write a new blog post, and I ask myself, “What do my readers need to hear from me today?”  I wonder if it’s possible to share anything new that hasn’t been shared many times over on the internet. Those...

The Benefits of Hiring a Pet Sitter

Being a pet owner can be such a rewarding experience!  We love our little dog Mocha, but the question of what to do with her when we go away used to cause us a fair amount of stress.  We tried having friends or relatives watch Mocha in their homes, and while they...