Sad News is Always a Strong Reminder

Sad News is Always a Strong Reminder

Today we got some heavy news. Posts of condolences tagging someone we’ve known for over twenty years. The wife of an old friend. We weren’t close. We didn’t know each other particularly well. Yet, she is smiling in some of my wedding pictures and I held her boys as...
I Hate Father’s Day

I Hate Father’s Day

I hate Father’s Day. There, I said it. I don’t have one, never did. He chose not to be in my life before I was even born. I am a fatherless daughter. The fact that he rejected me, stings still, nearly fifty years later. That man doesn’t deserve a holiday, but I did...
Ever Think of Moving?

Ever Think of Moving?

Darn you, Zillow. Are you familiar with Zillow? It’s a website with an app where you can browse properties for sale. I’ve loved looking at house ever since I was a little girl living in a mobile home. So, the ability to look at houses all over the country in and well...
Brighten the Winter

Brighten the Winter

Each time I receive an invitation to a Bachman’s event I want to say yes. Whether it’s touring the dreamy Idea House or visiting the greenhouse, I’m game. Poinsettia Media Day is no exception. For one thing, a trip to a greenhouse in November does...

The Gift of Hospitality

Hospitality is one of my spiritual gifts. I’m more comfortable being a hostess than a guest. I love trying to create a atmosphere where guests feel relaxed and welcome. Surely, I love that a coordinated tablescape is pretty to look at, but I am in my happy place...
The Benefits of Being Weighted Down

The Benefits of Being Weighted Down

Sometimes life feels heavy, doesn’t it? If you’re at all like me when you do get time to relax you struggle to get your mind slowed down. The more tired I become the more likely I am to feel anxiety creep in and then I’m stuck in a nasty cycle...