• Tips,  Writing

    The Usefulness of Binders.

    This writing Wednesday, I thought I would talk about my love of binders!  I love binders! They are just so useful! Binders can be used in many different ways.  All lot of us remember having a binder or two during our school days.  Remember the teacher always showing us how to organize it?  Here are a few ways I use binders from my everyday life to my writing adventures! One of my many binders I have, is a binder filled with notebook paper.  I use this one for free-writes, and brain dumps.  Sometimes staring at the screen doesn’t work or when my daughter is awake and I don’t want her…

  • Tips,  Writing

    Non Writing activities

    So, what do you do when you aren’t writing? Wait, people do other things than write? Uh-oh, I’m in trouble! As many of you know, I am a full time stay at home mom. Most of the day I am just chasing my almost one year old (three more days!) around the house. Within the last week she had given up in napping so that has cut down on my blogging/ writing time. But don’t fear, my husband had chosen next week as his vacation so I might get a great chunk of stuff done! J Outside of chasing her and playing with her, I do a LOT of reading.…

  • Family

    Dear Serenity. A letter to my daughter

    Right now as I right this you are playing with your toys, screaming on the top of your lungs. As I type this, you area asleep in your crib, dreaming the afternoon away.  As I type this, I have a few tears rolling off my cheeks. I know you won’t be able to read this until you are older, but that is fine.  I am writing this eight days before your first birthday.  You have grown up too fast!  Everyone warned me that it was going to happen that way! I hope this letter finds you well and that life finds you well.  Maybe you have more siblings, maybe you…

  • Writing

    Please don’t come to my house…

    My house isn’t horrible but it’s not spotless either.  It’s NO WHERE near a level of a hordes house (I grew up in one when I was a child).  My mother often blamed me for the mess because I didn’t clean up after myself or anyone in the house. It had nothing to do with her keeping everything of my brother’s (and no, he didn’t die.  He is still very much alive.) Or her lack of effort. I was the female unwanted child and it was my responsibility to keep the house clean. Do you know any seven year old how has to do that? Anyway, I digress, but please…

  • Parenting

    DIY fail-ish

    So i decided to try this… let me just say… do not get high hopes… I started out with the sugar… Then came adding the food coloring. … I’m a green freak do I picked green. It clumped up and it took a lot of work to blend it all in. After years of string and blending you finally get green colored sugar. After that, you have to put it in a pan… I put parchment paper in the bottom due to the fear of it staining my baking pans. (It stained my fingertips really bad.)   You have to make sure that you make sure its all flat in the pan.…

  • Family,  updates

    Boredom with some many things to do!

    Have you ever been bored to tears and had a long list of things to do?  Oh boy, I have that right now!   So, here my luandry list of things to do: Dishes Clean house Bring dog to vet for yearly check up Get daughter ready to go to Vet Work on blog posts for the month WRITE Read Schedule hair cut Balance checkbook Get gas for Van WRITE Prepare for tomorrow’s shopping trip Do stuff in general. I have plenty of stuff to do but not one once of energy to do anything.  I don’t even have energy to watch TV!  Help! Oh well, off to at least…

  • Blogging,  Updates

    I think I’m going to like it here.

    And by here I mean WordPress.  Just to let you know, I promise,  once I get everything set up and grounded,  my posts will be more meaningful and more focused.  At the moment,  I’m just playing with the app (which is great) and getting familiar with WordPress.  But my point of this post is show you all the badges I have received in the past two days.  First on is 50 posts! Granted I imported most of my blogger posts but I never got noticed by Google for anything. I GOT TEN LIKES! I know not a large number or anything but in the three years on Blogger I never…

  • Family,  updates

    I have fans!

    Look at all my fans! They just love me so much… it has nothing to do with the fries that I threw at them… 😂😂😂 Sorry, I crack myself up! They surrounded my van and just kept quaking at me until I took their picture… or have them more fries… either way they love me! Posted from WordPress for Android http://stephwenburg.wordpress.com