Making authentic handmade handcrafted jewelry

How Much Is Authentic Handmade Worth To You?

Authentic Handmade I’ve been making and selling handcrafted jewelry for over 30 years.  First as a hobby, then exclusively at craft fairs.  I added a retail location in 1992, a 500-square-foot space in historic downtown Cocoa, Florida.  I continued to … Continue Reading


fresher produce keep vegetables fresh longer BluApple

Keep Your Vegetables and Fruits Fresher Longer!

My journey with food About two years ago I started eating low carb/high fat.  I’ve been overweight my entire adult life, but at that point I had really ballooned up.  I felt awful.  I looked awful–bloated, tired, saggy. It was … Continue Reading


low carb, healthy eating, spaghetti squash, bacon, spinach, shredded cheese

Spaghetti Squash, Spinach, Bacon, and Cheese…Low Carb and Delicious!

This recipe is one of my favorites…it’s easy and delicious! Ingredients: 1 Spaghetti squash 1 package frozen chopped spinach, cooked 1 pound cooked, chopped bacon 1 cup shredded cheese of choice   Cut the squash in half lengthwise, remove the … Continue Reading


Take courses in marksmanship, archery, sailing, fencing at MIT...be certified a pirate

Fun Fact Friday 5-6-16

At MIT, students who take courses in Pistol Marksmanship, Archery, Sailing and Fencing can be certified as ‘Pirates’.   Photo credit: paurian via Foter.com / CC BY  


Sleep Serenity Spray by Febreze. Even if it doesnt' "work", it still smells fantastic! So what have you got to lose?

Mama Loves Sleep Serenity!

I love to share things I love with as many people as possible.  Like this: Febreze makes this awesome-smelling air freshener spray called Sleep Serenity, with lavender and other soothing scents, formulated to help you relax, and by extension, fall … Continue Reading


A fun fact about bananas

Fun Fact Friday 4-29-16

Have you ever noticed that artificial banana flavoring and artificial banana flavored products don’t really taste like bananas?  That’s because the artificial flavor is based on a type of banana that was wiped out by a plague in the 1950’s. (That’s not … Continue Reading


Big Yellow Hibiscus Flower Blooming

Yellow Hibiscus

So, what makes you happy?  Is it a big, beautiful, perfect yellow hibiscus flower right outside your front door?  For me, today…yes!


Help your children to make good choices

Pick Your Battles, Teach Your Kids to Make Good Choices

Some things matter more than others When kids are small every decision gets made for them.  The best they can hope for is to be able to decide between the blue shirt and the green shirt for their playdate with … Continue Reading


blue whale largest animal ever

Fun Fact Friday, 4-15-16

The tongue of a blue whale weighs more than most elephants. The blue whale is the largest creature to ever inhabit the Earth, larger even than dinosaurs. And that human figure looks pretty darn small in comparison!


Rainbow Beach, one of 10,000 in Australia

Fun Fact Friday 4-8-16

  Australia has over 10,000 beaches. You could visit a new Aussie beach every day for more than 27 years!  (Now doesn’t THAT sound like the life!) Photo credit: texaus1 via Foter.com / CC BY