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A Parent’s Perspective of Starbucks

I wonder what percentage of sales at Starbucks comes from parents.  I would think that it would have to be a pretty high number.  Starbucks is basically parent fuel that keeps moms and dads across the country functioning just long enough to get their kids in bed and then pass out.  Right?  Can you relate? Continue reading “A Parent’s Perspective of Starbucks”


Iowa State Fair. What are you looking forward to??

Only 44 more days until the Iowa State Fair starts. Last year was the first time I missed in 40 years. Yes, I’m that old. I actually turn 43 in July. Yikes. Anyways, the the Iowa State Fair back this year after a year off due to COVID, what are you look forward to theContinue reading “Iowa State Fair. What are you looking forward to??”

Nachos, Armrests and Other Movie Theater Musings

There’s something special about seeing a movie on the big screen at your favorite local movie theater. It’s just not the same at home. Besides, who wouldn’t want to pay $7.00 for a “Junior” sized popcorn. But I can’t help but notice a few things when I’m at the movie theater that I just don’tContinue reading “Nachos, Armrests and Other Movie Theater Musings”

Some Bling for Your Belly

Much like champagne, Goldschlager has a reputation as a celebration drink. It is touted by style consultants for its ability to increase one’s inner bling. Goldschlager actually has little flakes of gold floating around in it. For those of you who don’t know, Goldschlager is hard liquor that has a cinnamon taste. So back inContinue reading “Some Bling for Your Belly”

7 Common Sayings and Where They Come From

I have said these and I bet you have as well. But what do these phrases really mean and why do we say it? Well, here are 7 Common Sayings and Where They Come From: I Gotta Pee Like a Race Horse Today’s Meaning: You have to pee really bad! History: Racehorses are commonly given Lasix (aka Salix)Continue reading “7 Common Sayings and Where They Come From”

If You Have Kids: Buy these 2 Things for Summer

Okay, so in 2020 my goal was to get some things for my two kids to do at home since COVID was just starting off. 2 of the best things I got were my trampoline and then my sprinkler for the trampoline. Yes, it was a bit expensive (at least to me) at the time,Continue reading “If You Have Kids: Buy these 2 Things for Summer”

10 Uses for Plastic Target Bags

One of the most valuable things I get from Target each week isn’t the groceries I buy, but the plastic bags they come in. This is true of plastic bags from any grocery store. I prefer Target bags because they are a little heavier quality, but that is neither here nor there. The point is…..Continue reading “10 Uses for Plastic Target Bags”

The Red Hat Ladies Experiment

(Written June 1, 2020 Have you seen these ladies around town? Groups of older women get together wearing these bright red hats. Why you ask… very good question. After looking on their website, here is what I found out: The Red Hat Society began as a result of a few women deciding to greet middleContinue reading “The Red Hat Ladies Experiment”