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Out for the Tummy Bug

It happens to the best of us.

Even those of us germaphobes who meticulously wash our hands. All. The. Time.

I just don’t know why mama is the only one in the fam who got the tummy bug, while everyone else is skipping along enjoying the beautiful sunshine outside.

Well, whatever…Mama got some new material coming to ya next week when I feel a lot better.

By that time I’ll be done lying on the sofa, binge-watching Netflix, sipping Gatorade, and nibbling dry toast and Ramen noodles.

I’ll be searching out the biggest hamburger in town and seeking out real, human social interaction.

‘Til then…




My Social Media Rant

I went to a writer’s group on Saturday and found out that I shouldn’t be using Instagram so much (or, at all) because I’m well over 30. Apparently, the statistics show that my age group is supposed to be into Facebook while the younger set does IG or whatever the very latest thing is to… Continue Reading

A Beleaguered Cottage Garden

  Hi Everyone! Spring is upon us, which has put me into the gardening mood. I’m looking forward to decking out our “new” house with all sorts of blossoms and a little cottage garden. Lefty and I joke all the time about how our grandparents’ gardens and garden knowledge would put ours to shame. I… Continue Reading

Www.SweetgumLife.com February Blog Launch Extravaganza!

Dear Readers, I proudly present our www.SweetgumLife.com February Blog Launch Extravaganza! Every business day (Monday-Friday), you will have a chance to win wonderful prizes from some pretty amazing people! Here’s how to win today’s $25 Fandango gift certificate that I purchased to launch www.SweetgumLife.com! Look around www.SweetgumLife and let me know what you like. Scroll down… Continue Reading

A Month of Thanksgiving

There are 30 short days in the month of November, culminating in one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. Today I challenge you to write 10 things that you are thankful for in the comment block. My goal is to write 30 things that I’m thankful for that often go overlooked. So here goes in no… Continue Reading

Giveaway Extended!!!

Hello, dear Readers! I’ve been running around like a chicken, doing wife/mom stuff (incidentally, we’re having panko-breaded chicken tonight…just sayin’). I’ve been too busy to blog, so I’m extending my blog-iversary giveaway for everyone who “Follows” me between now and tomorrow!  Be sure to follow my blog for a drawing. I’ll be giving away an… Continue Reading

Fun Deals at Unclaimed Baggage Center

I could just kick myself for not buying this belt at Unclaimed Baggage Center. Only $.99, this little number could make any outfit really pop. This is one of many finds that I discovered at Scottsboro, Alabama’s gem of a store, Unclaimed Baggage. It was a couple of weeks before Christmas, and I needed to… Continue Reading

Oh Christmas Tree!

When I was a girl growing up in south Alabama, one of our favorite Christmas traditions was to go fetch our Christmas tree. Mom, Dave, whatever dog we had at the time, and I would bundle up in our winter coats, our “Bama” toboggans, and mittens and meet Dad around the corner of the house… Continue Reading

100th Post and an Absolutely Stephanie Give-away!!!

Hi All, I’ve been procrastinating on posting because this is my 100th post!!! I procrastinated, because I want the hundredth to be really special. How to celebrate? How to celebrate? So I’ve decided to do an Absolutely Stephanie give-away. I made these cute, little bracelets out of recycled paper a couple of years ago. I… Continue Reading