A Remarkable Rose from a Sweet Grandma

Two old fashioned pink roses.

Note: This article was originally published on June 15, 2015 at Happy Simple Living. Sylvia Crosslen became my step-grandmother when her son Howard married my mom Betty, some forty years ago. If you are fortunate enough to have a special relative through marriage, then you’ll understand when I say that it didn’t take long for … Read more

How to do a Digital Declutter

A simple gray desk topped with a computer monitor, lamp and plant. Two white stools are in front.

Have you ever done a digital declutter? This guide will give you plenty of ideas and tips for tidying your computers, mobile devices and online spaces. While plenty has been written about decluttering at home and there are numerous television shows and books about how to do it. the clutter we accumulate on our devices … Read more

Make Your Own Marbled Christmas Ornaments

Marbleized Christmas Ornaments

Dear friends, Here’s a fun holiday craft you can make with just a few simple, inexpensive materials – pretty marbled Christmas ornaments.  In less than an hour, you can craft several of these pretty ornaments that will perfect for holiday gift giving or hanging on your Christmas tree. I first read about this technique in … Read more

7 Good Things – Christmas Cookies, Holiday Fails and Yuletide Fun

Homemade Milano Cookies

Dear friends, Are you enjoying the holiday season? Here’s a round-up of fun, festive finds this week:  1. It’s Cookie Time Homemade Milano cookies? Oh yes yes yes, HECK YES. Visit Baked Ambrosia for Angelina’s heavenly recipe. While you’re at it, be sure to check out my friend Kathleen’s sweet, chewy, easy Salted Chocolate Graham … Read more

Goodbye, My Telephone

telephone poles


All those telephone poles.

I notice them now as I drive around Denver, pole after pole after pole—soldier straight timbers strung with wires and pigeons, some topped with cell phone towers, and others festooned with garage sale signs and lost pet flyers.

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