Hi, everyone!  I hope your week is off to a GREAT START!          We got a pumpkin, so at least that’s a start!  That in itself takes some planning.  You have to pick out the “perfect pumpkin” for your situation.  If you live in a small place, will the pumpkin’sContinue reading “MOTIVATION MONDAY”


     Hello, and welcome to a terrific Tuesday!  I tried to do some push-ups with my exercises today, and it was pretty pathetic.  No one saw me, I was alone, so that was to my advantage.      I am trying (half-heartedly) to get back into my regular routine after returning from Europe.  IContinue reading “PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT PUSH-UPS”


     So, here we are, and I had to double-check the actual day of the week.  I am on “cup of coffee 2 1/2,” and I am finally getting ready for the day.      I have some dishes to do, more postcards to write, and some additions to add to our travel/photo album.Continue reading “WHERE DID WEDNESDAY GO? NOW IT’S THRIVING THURSDAY!”

Simple Ways to Decorate for Fall —

I’m like every other basic girl when it comes to fall! I am the ring leader of leggings, boots, oversized sweaters, and PSL’s. If there is one thing I am trying to get better about, it is decorating our home for all seasons! Since fall is my favorite I thought I would share some fun […]Continue reading “Simple Ways to Decorate for Fall —”

Healthy Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Muffins —

Tis’ the season to be Basic. Give me all the pumpkin. PSL, pumpkin beer, pumpkin pie, and my newest love…pumpkin muffins! There is something about cooking with pumpkin in October; the leaves are changing, booties season is upon us, and the Halloween decorations fill our neighborhoods. If you’re following me in Instagram, you know I […]Continue reading “Healthy Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Muffins —”