My “Manuscript” The third or fourth draft of my manuscript was typed, edited and carefully deposited into a large yellow manilla envelope. I’d worked on it for years, and it was finally ready for final approval. It was the story of the second half of my life as I thought it should and would play […]

read the post

Blog, Inspiration, Life Purpose, Vision

Flaws and All

Have you read Rachel Hollis’ book, “Girl, Wash Your Face”?  I’m sure I’m not in her age demography because no one has called me “girl” in about 30 years.  But being older than her average intended reader didn’t seem to stop me from loving the book or learning a lot about myself and how to […]

read the post

Blog, Inspiration

Taking My Own Advice

My daughter married in 2012, but her old bedroom looked like she had just packed up and moved away.  The well worn bedspread added to the room’s tired look. The windows were dressed in bamboo roller-shades, with no drapes at the windows to soften the room’s lack of ambience.  If I had been using the […]

read the post

Blog, Design

Creating an Enchanting Guest Room

The Great Adventures of Annie My website should probably be called, “The Great Adventures of Annie and Her Mom” instead of Libby & Me, because this little gal is the reason the blog is in existence today. But that’s a story for another day. The dream of being Annie’s mom started one hot summer afternoon […]

read the post

Blog, Inspiration, Travel

The Story of Annie

It took us two full days of driving from Virginia to Florida, but we’re here!  Yay! And although we’ve only been here for 2 days  I’m pretty sure I’ve already gained 5 pounds and had at least that many arguments with my husband over small stuff and big stuff.  Hmmmmm…. aren’t vacations supposed to be […]

read the post

Blog, Travel

Trusted And True Travel Tips

I decided that I needed to invest in myself and my growth as an entrepreneur this year, so I chose to take an online course on how to build an online business using social media. As it is with most business building courses that I’ve taken, this one started us off with the exercise of […]

read the post

Blog, Inspiration

Finding Kindred Spirits

The Awakening I was awakened from a dead sleep last night by the sound of someone calling my name.  It wasn’t the Lord or a visiting angel, it was Annie.  “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy!” That’s my name, the one of which I am most proud.  Mommy. Unfortunately, Annie was sick at her stomach and had given […]

read the post

Blog

Chicken Broth That Soothes The Soul

  Do any of you remember when the NO-FAT diet was all the rage?  I sure do!  I’ve done a lot of different diets in my day, but that one was suh-weeeeet!  And I mean that literally!  Once companies took the fat out of their products, they needed a way to give their foods enough […]

read the post

Blog

My First Key To Weight Loss

Have you ever considered the benefits of feeding your family and yourself food that was grown without the use of petrochemical pesticides?  Or what it means to your body when you eat all the manmade chemicals that are used in our current food supply?   I have an organic garden; it’s not that big, but […]

read the post

Blog

How To Eat Organic 101 Success Course

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….. the trees are still gold, red, and orange with punches of chartreuse and in a couple of weeks we’ll join together with our families to celebrate a time of giving thanks for all that God has done for us. That’s probably why I received a question this […]

read the post

Blog

How To Make Great Cornbread

we get one chance at life

let's live every day to its fullest!

yes! I'm ready!