Swing Music for Art That Swings

Swing Music

From June 1 through August 1, my Swing Music Louisville Slugger will go on display at the newly renovated Louisville Slugger Museum. The decorated bats are a collaboration between Louisville Slugger and The Arts Council of Southern Indiana to support…

Sa-wing, batter, batter…

Art That Swings

My friend and mentor, artistically speaking, suggested I participate in an art event that has turned out to be really exciting. The event is a collaboration between The Arts Council of Southern Indiana and the newly-renovated Louisville Slugger Museum. Just…

Animal Marshmallows

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Recently I was researching cheeses to see if we, as vegetarians, could still indulge in Pizza King. We can, by the way, as explained in an earlier post. But, in my search I ran across something disturbing. Gelatin is in…

In Search of Vegetarian Cheese

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One of the things I’ve noticed since joining my daughter in being vegetarian is the complete lack of good, consistent information on ingredients in cheese. Some cheeses are vegetarian, but since it only lists “enzymes” in the ingredients, you can’t…

Good to the First Cup Update…

Newman's Own

About a week ago, my husband went with me to purchase my Keurig B70 Platinum Single-Serve Coffee Brewer. It’s my Christmas present, but I wanted it before my family came over for a Christmas party at our house. You know…

What’s a Blog?

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Tonight I went to Crit Club. That’s short for Critique Club. It’s an art club where each artist brings in a sample of their work and a guest artist will provide critique. I went as a guest speaker, not critiquer.…

Bling Your Brew

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Now this is some expensive caffeine. Next time you’re thinking $5 is way too much to spend at Starbucks, check out this dazzling duo offered by Nespresso in their Crystal Collection. Those are Swarovski crystals encrusting the sides of these cool…

I’m Trippin’

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August 20th was a day like any other. The girls were in school, the husband off to a client’s, my fave songs on my iPod – I was ready to tackle the grueling daily mission that is the bane of…

Hide All Jesus Freak Shirts and SUVs

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I’ve been seeing this a lot. If something offends someone, the person offended wants the other person to cease. So whose rights are being violated here? The person offended by another’s actions? Or the person minding their own business, living…

Elvis Uses My Dry Cleaner

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Running errands the other day, I stopped by to pick up my dry cleaning. As I’m paying I notice a jumpsuit hanging alone in the back of the store. Perhaps it was being prepared for the process or maybe it…

Pogo A No-No

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Today, the sun was out, the air was warm and me, Allyson & Sierra were sitting out on the front porch. I decided to sweep out the garage and tidy up the accumulations from winter. I was putting things in…

Guilt Trips – How to Buy a Doll

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I realize your immediate reaction is going to be, “What does buying a doll have to do with traveling?” Just keep reading and it will all become clear. A couple of months ago, my niece, Sierra, became enamored of a…

Birdwatching

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My daughters and I signed up for a birdwatching expedition with some avid birders from our church. A birder is anyone who loves watching birds, whether searching the world for one more sighting to add to their collection, or from…

Sierra Goes to Work with a Vet

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Not a veteran, but a veterinarian. A friend from church recommended someone and it all worked out. She works once a week and gets to handle all kinds of animals since this particular vet sees exotic animals. Sierra has had…

Canine Intervention

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  As you may have learned in “Two Puppies, a Pastor and Spring Break,” we have obtained a new puppy. We’ve tried, or at least I have, to adopt a puppy before. First there was Bowler, a german shepherd approximately…

The Girls’ Room

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When Sierra moved in permanently, we had to decide how to accommodate the extra stuff. We have a bonus room over the garage that we felt would be large enough for both girls. After tossing around several ideas, they finally…

I Took Sierra to the Pound

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My niece, Sierra, wants to be a veterinarian one day. If not a vet, at least something where she can work with animals. To give her some experience, we signed her up to volunteer at the local Animal Rescue League. She…

Chicago Trip 2006

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It was a whirlwind trip to the windy city. It has become a yearly tradition to travel toChicago with friends, Val & Kim, and visit the American Girl Place. This year, we also had the added pleasure of visiting the Field Museum…

Who Are These People?

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You ever notice those commercials trying to sell you a product that is supposed to be easier to use than what you currently use? I saw this new Oxiclean Ball commercial where seemingly normal people try in vain to measure…

Millions and Millions of Pets

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I don’t know anyone who owns a dog or cat that hasn’t had a flea or two. However, this was apparently a bad year for fleas… or good depending on how you look at it. If I were trying to…

Jenkins Family Christmas 2005

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So I decided “quiet and relaxing” anyone can have… I’m spending time with my family. WooHoo! We had already made a commitment to a little girl in the neighborhood for our daughter to attend her birthday party. We didn’t back…

Conspicuous Consumption of Just Plain Odd?

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These things are going for $40. Do we really need slippers with headlights? Can you imagine walking in these things? It would be like having the robot from Lost in Space leading the way with two flashlights while screaming, “Danger…