Best Online Reads

Thursday, December 31, 2020


The ten stories from around the web that I am loving this week:

1. The 7 most common places COVID-19 is spreading right now via Huffington Post.

2. Twenty-one healthy ways to welcome 2021 via Prevention Magazine.

3. The 10 coldest cities in the world via The Discoverer.


The Best Things I Cooked and Baked in 2020

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

In 2020 most of us found ourselves with plenty of time at home and quite possibly, on our hands. In the early days/weeks of lockdown, I obsessively checked my phone for COVID updates. But after my obsession cooled, I turned to books, baking, and cooking to alleviate the stress and pass the time. With more time to try recipes that I long had bookmarked for a rainy day, I stepped up my game in the kitchen and truly appreciated all the time I spent there.

I experimented with a lot of new recipes, but these were the ones that I made over and over again.


Aging With Dignity: Tips For Choosing A Memory Care Facility

Sunday, December 27, 2020

There's no avoiding getting older, but some people are more fortunate than others and stay healthy and mentally sharp. For others, general health deteriorates, resulting in mobility and pain issues. Some people are no longer capable of independent living because of mobility or mental acuity problems. For many midlifers, either caring for an aging parent or growing older themselves has prompted them to think about care options for elderly relatives. There are several types of care facilities for senior citizens depending on their physical and mental health, including memory care facilities.


Weekend Dispatch

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

We are in the holiday home stretch, and if you haven't felt it yet, the pressure is on. It's time to get the shopping, baking, wrapping, and decorating finished. I have to say, it feels nice to know that this Christmas things will be a little slower, calmer. No rushing around on Christmas Eve to beat the crowds at church. No big group for Christmas dinner. No pressure to have the house impeccably decorated. Most of my shopping is finished. The presents I have are wrapped and ready to be placed under the tree. I'm waiting on a few more to be delivered, but other than that, we are ready!

Now I need to sit back with a cup of tea and make my list for how I plan to spend the week between Christmas and New Year's Day reading, binge-watching, listening, etc.

In the meantime, here are a few of the things I've been devouring lately.


Tips To Optimize Your Home Air Quality

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

 These days we are spending more and more time at home. If you are a non-essential worker, it's likely that you are working at home. Chances are your children are at home at least part-time for school. With all the time we are spending indoors, it's important that the air quality of our homes is the best it can be. Indoor air quality is often overlooked as it isn't something that is immediately noticeable. We can't see it or smell it, so we tend to ignore it until we start to suffer possible side effects.

We recently had an issue in one of our bathrooms where mold had begun to grow and eventually spread. It was cause for concern since mold can be very unhealthy, especially for those who suffer from respiratory issues such as asthma. Mold is considered an indoor air pollutant, and if left untreated, mold will spread throughout your home and cause serious respiratory and overall health problems.


5 Fab Finds Under $50

Wednesday, December 2, 2020


earrings | decorative sign | pajamas | sherpa tree | v-neck sweater

I hope you had a restful Thanksgiving weekend. Ours was low-key, but what isn't these days? In case you haven't had your fill of good deals from Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I've got five fab finds under $50 coming at you today, and of they are Christmas themed because why not?