Laura Ingalls Wilder House at Rocky Ridge Farm

I love the Little House on the Prairie book series written by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  In fact, I love just about anything to do with “pioneer” times and prairie culture.  I have such a place in my heart for it that if I believed in reincarnation I would believe one of my past lives was during the pioneer times. … Read the rest

5 Tips for Preparing Your Kitchen Pantry for an Emergency – Hurricane Irene

As the east coast prepares for Hurricane Irene it got me thinking about how to prepare your kitchen pantry for an emergency. I would guess that most Americans are not prepared as well as they should be. Fortunately with a hurricane we are typically provided with some advanced warning so we can ‘stock up’ on necessities.… Read the rest

Elmer’s Glue Crew #bagitforward

Have you heard about Elmer’s Glue Crew?  If you haven’t, take a quick hop over to their site to check it out!  I’ll wait!

Welcome Back! Isn’t Elmer’s Glue Crew cool?  Elmer’s is helping to teach kids about recycling by allowing them to save empty liquid glue containers and stick glue containers and turn them in at Walmart or mail them to TerraCycle where they will be recycled into some really cool products. … Read the rest

Gusano’s Chicago-Style Pizzeria

I am a lover of pizza. I have been known to drive over an hour to eat pizza, especially good pizza.  I am not talking Dominoes, Papa Johns or Pizza Hut Pizza either.  I’m talking about the restaurant where they hand make their crust daily, where someone is actually back there cutting up the onions and peppers that will go on the pizza. … Read the rest