“Special Occasions” When I was a little girl about the age of eight, I read a particular advice column article that has stuck with me to this day. The letter was written by an adult granddaughter who was cleaning out her grandmother’s house after her death. She found drawers full of beautiful linen tablecloths and […]
It was with much trepidation that my husband and I made our way to the Mountain Shadows area Sunday morning where I own a second home that I lease out, to see what, if any, damage had been done by the Waldo Canyon Fire. The following is an account of this heartbreaking day.
Thank you to the dads who provide love, encouragement, wisdom, friendship and support to their children. Who step up and show their children with words and actions what being a “real man” is truly all about.
Hope you get the book, have some fun exploring and get out of the house….take time to enjoy life, even if you’re on a budget!
If you’re new to my site you won’t notice a change but for those of you who have been following me, you’ve probably noticed our site has a new look. And I love it! I think it has a fresh and modern look and it’s really easy to navigate. And believe me, if I say it’s easy, it’s […]
Last month my husband and I attended the Discover Goodwill Annual Dinner held at the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel. I look forward to this event each year, where we are able to hear how Discover Goodwill has helped those in our community and meet a few outstanding award winners, from the various Discover Goodwill programs. […]
Happy Mother’s Day! Being a mom has been the biggest blessing of my life, filling me with the greatest love I have ever felt. It has also been the hardest but most rewarding job. One thing that has surprised me, being a mom of a now 26-year-old son, is how much I still think of him […]
No money-saving tips here, just some fun St. Patrick’s Day trivia you can share while drinking green beer or eating a traditional Irish meal…
In May, Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs launched a first-of-its-kind life skills program for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities called Possibilities, and it’s not just the first-of-its-kind program in Colorado, we’re talking about it’s the first kind of program like this in the entire United States. And let me tell you, it is AWESOME!
I think that we typically write things down we think we should, or make the list so long that it’s impossible to accomplish….or they are unrealistic.
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house
Our four cats were all prowling while hunting a mouse.
It was a Saturday afternoon when I saw our mailman stop in front of the house and get out of his vehicle with a box. As he began the steep trek up our driveway I walked out to meet him halfway, already wondering what was in the box. I knew that I hadn’t ordered anything […]
I was recently at a party and had an acquaintance tell me that my website would be “more popular,” or get more hits if I were more controversial, edgy, or made my personal beliefs better known. I asked specifically what they were talking about and was told I should do more stories on religion, politics, current events, etc. […]
If you follow my website you know that I’m a huge supporter of non-profit organizations, consignment and thrift stores and even garage sales. I personally am a huge fan of our local Discover Goodwill stores and feature makeover contests every month with shopping trips to our local stores. I shop there for clothes, household goods, […]
The movie Fifty Shades of Grey came out this week and from what I hear from others, it’s quite “steamy,” and something some of you might want to watch this Valentine’s Day with your honey. Or you could even pick up the book and take turns reading it aloud to each other… Of course the […]
When it comes to the holidays, I’ve been known to go a bit overboard with the decorating. My husband and I have been married for 7 years and I can still remember the first time he came home after I had decorated for our first Halloween together and he almost hyperventilated and literally couldn’t speak […]
After years of discussion and planning, Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado has opened a new retail support center that’s 92,000 square foot, which will allow Goodwill to centralize and consolidate support services for its retail operations. Within this facility, there’s a “Buy The Pound” outlet retail store that is not your typical Goodwill retail […]
Have you ever read an article, watched a news program or seen a picture of someone in need that tugged at your heart and immediately made you want to help that person or organization? Have you ever donated money to a cause, not knowing exactly where the money ended up or later found out it […]