My Favorite Things Week—Graze

Can you believe it is the final day of My Favorite Things Week here at It's Just Life????   Well it is and how have I made it all week without including a single food item?   Today I change that. There are a lot of food sampling subscription services that are available now.  I have tried several and right now my favorite one is Graze.  Graze is a fabulous way to sample some snacks that are not your usual chips and dip.  The offerings include savory and sweet, crunchy and soft, exotic and … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things Week–Two Hands

It's My Favorite Things Week and to make it even more fun for all of my great followers I am having a Giveaway every single day!  That's right.  Every day the "favorite thing" that I am featuring is going to be given away randomly to one lucky reader (and commenter).  How can you not love that? Today's favorite thing is a little gadget that I found advertised someplace and I fell in love with it and already have given one as a gift to my sister.  When she would FaceTime with me she was always … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things Week—Letters For My Little Sister

Every day this week I have shared one of my favorite things. Today is no different.  But today is different because I am over the top excited about the giveaway. Wait---I have loved everything I have posted this week but this one has a special place in my heart because I have a teeny tiny part in it. My blogger friend, Cecilia Gunther, has a wonderful blog at The Kitchen's Garden.  She is an amazing New Zealander living in Illinois on a sustainable farm.  She inspires me. Actually she … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things Week—In My Book® Bookmark Cards

Welcome to My Favorite Things Week on It's Just Life!  Every once in awhile I share with you, my lucky readers, some of my very favorite things.  This week I will not only share on my blog but I will share in real life.  All seven days this week I will give away the product that I am featuring that day. It will be very simple for you to enter to win.  Simply leave a comment on the post about the product featured.  It can be as simple as telling me why you would like to win it or what you … [Read more...]

Slightly Sweet Saturday—Grandma Bonnie’s Apple Pudding

I have great memories of my Grandma Bonnie (my mom's mom).  She was a superb cook and always had the best food when we visited the farm.  Farm fresh eggs (although I was not a fan of collecting them from the mean hens that pecked me) and fresh vegetables from the garden were staples on the table.  I remember hot sweaty days with  scratched arms and legs from going berry picking in the woods.  Whatever she prepared was a treat and I think I have gained my love of cooking from her. It seems … [Read more...]

Chance Encounters

Last week was traveling week for me and I had a very uneventful trip to and from Ohio unlike the week prior when I tried to get to Chicago.  Now that was a disaster from almost the first mile.  Thankfully my time traveling to see my mom was easy and fun and I encountered a couple of interesting things along the way. When I was in the waiting area at Minneapolis St. Paul airport I sat amongst a bunch of Target employees. They were having several lively discussions and were definitely having a … [Read more...]

Stand If You Are Able. Don’t Fret If You Can’t.

I recently spent a few days visiting my mom in Ohio and one of the things that we did was attend church on Sunday morning at her home church, Christ United Methodist in Alliance.  She has come to love this congregation over the past 14 years or so and after attending with her numerous times during that time I can certainly understand why.  They are a gracious and welcoming congregation and I always enjoy the services.  I think one of the things that I really enjoy about their services are that … [Read more...]

Blog Hop Around the World

I was invited by the wonderful Patti Jarrett from A New Day Dawns to join in the fun of a Blog Hop Around the World.  I told her I would join in but as I write this I am not sure how great of a post it will be.  Typical Beth Ann fashion---I jump in and say yes without really thinking it through but I will give it a good ole try. I guess the hardest thing for me was to think about what "creative" thing I wanted to focus on in this post.  I do a bit of writing, a bit of photography and a bit of … [Read more...]

Saving Homes and Holy Lemonade

Ever wonder why I take blogging so seriously?   At times it appears to have become a full time job with little pay but you know what?   It is all about connecting with people and the relationships that we build with one another. Stay with me on this one--it is kind of complicated.  I have followed Rara's blog Rarasaur for quite awhile.  Rara is an amazing lady who is very compassionate and loving and caring and all those things that I like to embrace in my own life.  She sponsored the NaNo … [Read more...]

Follow Friday Four Fill In Fun Blog Hop #147

It's Friday and that means I join Hilary from Feeling Beachie for her blog hop.  It's a great way to meet some other folks and see what they have to say.   We just fill in the blanks and share our answers---easy peasy.   Thanks to Hilary for doing this every week!!! This is the 147th one that she has done so hats off to Hilary for all the weeks for Friday Fun! The statements: ____ always makes me ____ If one song represents how I feel right now it is ____________. In 2013 my biggest … [Read more...]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,853 other followers