Holiday Gift Ideas From Veteran-Owned Businesses

The holidays are here! If you're working on your Christmas gift list, consider shopping with veteran-owned businesses. The companies listed below are owned by veterans, most employ veterans, and all give a portion of their earnings to various charities supporting a variety of causes. It's a great way to complete your holiday shopping while supporting... Continue Reading →


Easy Ground Beef Mushroom Stroganoff

Is ground beef mushroom stroganoff a thing? I've heard of beef stroganoff, but never ground beef mushroom stroganoff. Oh well, I'm going with it because it was delicious and there were no leftovers because my family devoured this recipe. I've been craving rich, creamy pasta dishes lately. There's something about cooler temperatures and comfort foods... Continue Reading →

Visiting a Civil War Reenactment

I grew up in Michigan. It's not a place that has a lot of Civil War re-enactments going on. If you want a French and Indian War re-enactment, we're good for that. But growing up, the Civil War was a time that lived in history books and on preserved battle fields far, far from where I... Continue Reading →

I <3 Lidl

Lidl is a German grocery store chain that recently started opening stores in the U.S. Specifically, they're starting in North Carolina and Virginia and there's one not far from my house. Before I tell you more, I'm going to let you know that I love grocery stores. Growing up my extended family owned and operated... Continue Reading →

Goalpaper: You’re plenty sweet!

What do you put on your smartphone lock screen? Pictures of your kids? Cool scenery? Cute designs? I put my goals on my lock screen, because I'm constantly looking at the damn thing, so I may as well make good use of it. Whenever I make my goalpapers (goals + wallpaper = goalpaper! wahoo!) I try to... Continue Reading →

When you need a win…

I've been talking to people lately about those times when you just need a win. Well, not people. Me, I've been talking to myself, a lot, about this topic. You deserve a WIN. You know the feeling. Those days, weeks, months, where nothing happens for long, long stretches of time. I think it's a common... Continue Reading →

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