Generations-old Solution for Today’s Little Girl

Hairy Fairy Pillow Doll Tangles

Satin Pillowcase Hairy Fairy Brings Girls Tangle Free Dreams

Meet Harriet, the Hairy Fairy. She’s a little doll stuck snug inside the pocket of a pretty satin pillow case. She has quite a life story. Harriet brings tangle-free dreams to help ensure little girls have tangle-free hair. The secret is in the satin, which decreases frizzy hair tangling caused from tossing and turning while […]

Demographics

Population Pyramid

Population Pyramid: Where Have All The Children Gone?

Next year, 2015, will mark the halfway point in what has been called by economists as an astounding transformation. By 2060, children will be no more numerous than any other age group. This trend began in 1970 with the birth of mid-wave Gen-Xers. By broadest definition, Generation X was born between 1961 and 1981. Our […]

Millennials

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Study: Gen Y in the Workplace

A few of the key findings in this report on Gen Y in the workplace reveal that hiring managers perceive millennials (Generation Y)  as: Narcissistic Money driven Not strong team players Do you agree with these findings? The report is the work of the Generation Y consulting firm Millennial Branding and Elance-oDesk.

Toys

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Normal Barbie: Fashion Doll Comes With Acne, Stretch Mark and Cellulite Stickers

Nikolay Lammily seems like a really nice guy. He wanted to create a doll to show the world that average is beautiful and he has succeeded! Through a hugely popular Kickstarter campaign, Lammily was fully funded. She’s been billed as a normal barbie, an 11-inch fashion doll that comes with average proportions along with a […]

Blue Plate Special design

Fun, Interesting Links To Generations X, Y and Z Stories

In case you’re new around here, the Blue Plate Special has been around since 2008. It’s a post full of the latest news about Generations X, Y and Z. Sometimes, I add a pinch of Silents or a dash of Boomers. Let’s kick off the Blue Plate Special with a new holiday song, Text Me […]

Book Review

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Wycliffe Bible Translators Offers Kid’s Book: Around the World with Kate and Mack

Today, I’m privileged to share with you a wonderful children’s book, “Around the World with Kate & Mack”, from Wycliffe Bible Translators. The book chronicles the adventures of Kate, an M.K. (missonary’s kid) and her mackinaw, Mack, who travel around the globe discovering different cultures and countries. From A (Arop, a language spoken in Papua […]

Snow Day

Snow Day Kids

How to Make Crayon Muffins on a Snow Day

It snowed yesterday in Oklahoma City! I can’t remember a time when it snowed this early in the season. The gold leaves on my Sully’s tree always fall too fast for me. But, I do love the snow, and I welcomed a Snow Day! We started the day with cornmeal mush. It made the children […]

Living

Kind-Bars

Some Very KIND People Sent Me Something

…You got to try a little kindness, yes show a little kindness Just shine your light for everyone to see And if you try a little kindness then you’ll overlook the blindness Of narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets… –From Glen Campbell and Try A Little Kindness Recently, a handful of humans celebrated World Kindness […]

St. Therese

Latest Find: St. Therese Painting for Juliette’s Room

This is my daughter Juliette’s room. We’ve been working on it for quite awhile. It’s hard to believe she is 17 now, and before long she will not be sleeping in this bed anymore. She’ll be off to a world of adventure at college. Wow!! The picture that now hangs above her bed is an […]

Berlin Wall

Picture of the Day

Red Leaves Fall in Logan County

Red Leaves, and thoughts on Winning and Losing

Both winning and losing are only for a season. In my life I have won and lost — people, places, things. When I was losing I was actually gaining endurance for much bigger races ahead. Here are some beautiful words from St. Paul: Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but […]

Meet Harriet, the Hairy Fairy. She’s a little doll stuck snug inside the pocket of a pretty satin pillow case. She has quite a life story. Harriet brings tangle-free dreams to help ensure little girls have tangle-free hair. The secret is in the satin, which decreases frizzy hair tangling caused from tossing and turning while […]

Recipe

cranberry Coffee Cake

I seem to post a lot of pictures on Instagram of stuff I cook and bake, like this cranberry coffee cake. I also shared it on Facebook along with the recipe. Here it is in case you missed it. (By the way, I first shared this recipe on this blog back in 2009. My family […]

Oklahoma

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Pictures on a Treelined Path

There’s a treelined path at the YMCA  field where my kids play soccer. I didn’t notice it until a week or so ago. It’s absolutely beautiful this time of year. You should totally go and see it before winter leaves us all cursing and hoping for an early spring. It’s located on NW 58th Street […]

Logan County Sunset

A Tree In Logan County

Robert and I took a long drive through the winding, red back roads of Logan County last night. I would really like to buy a place in the country! This patch of Oklahoma earth is near Ambriz Road. I love the lone tree in the field. It reminded me of this quote from Forrest Gump: […]