True confession: A dear friend from college came to visit me recently. We celebrated by enjoying some of our favorite ways to hang in college, including eating Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and binge watching Gilmore Girls. While she was here, I also took her on a quick tour of downtown since she never had … More Guantanamo Diary
I do my best to eat healthy throughout the week. I definitely still enjoy a savory burger or slice of pizza though. When I cook at home, I strive to incorporate a variety of veggies and keep things lower calorie. This can be difficult at times since my husband isn’t the fondest of vegetables. When … More Healthy Eating with a Picky Husband
I love fall! Ok, really I look forward to every season, other than maybe winter. I like the first snow or two, but by mid-January I’m ready for spring temps again. This past weekend was GORGEOUS and felt like fall! Temperatures were perfect to enjoy the outdoors. So, my husband and I decided to take … More Hiking in the Midwest
I’ll be the first to admit, when it comes to movies, more than likely I haven’t seen it. My husband teased me when we were dating about how few “popular” movies I had watched. We created a “Dave & Betsy Movie List” to ensure I checked off the most important ones. These days I just … More A Walk In the Woods
I love summer for many reasons. First of all, I hate cold weather, so I always look forward to temperatures rising, not needing to bundle up to walk to your car, shoveling feet of snow, etc. I love being outdoors and the longer days. It gives me so much more energy. One of the best … More Fresh Summer Produce = Sweet corn, zucchini and mozzarella pizza!
So I know some people can’t stand sweet potatoes, but I LOVE them! I could probably eat them every day, at least for a couple of weeks until I got tired of eating the same thing. It all began with my Grandma. She would always make sweet potato casserole topped with mini marshmallows for Thanksgiving … More Addicted to Sweet Potatoes!
My husband and I spent the last week camping at Port Crescent State Park located at the tip of the thumb. Dave would definitely consider this to be “glamping” for several reasons. 1- We barely fit all our supplies for the week in his CRV. He’s used to fitting everything into a backpack. 2- There … More Glamping in Michigan
As an avid reader, I view vacations as an opportunity to read…A LOT! Planning the books I want to read on vacation is all part of the fun. Now that I have a Kindle, that planning includes when to request the books I want from the local library. I know, I’m a dork. In July … More Vacation Reading