7 Tips for Family Vacation

7 Tips for Family Vacation with Adult Children - Marty's Musings

  The years are passing even quicker now that we have adult children with spouses as well as two teenagers living at home. My oldest daughter is expecting our first grandchild and our oldest son just got married a few weeks ago. As our lives change our plans for vacation each year become more complicated! Last year … [Read more...]

Top 10 Yard Sale Bargains

Top 10 Yard Sale Bargains

  I've been showing off sharing some of my yard sale bargains from last Saturday on Instagram and Facebook and generating lots of conversations about how and where I shop for such great deals. Stay local and save gas I try to stay within 10 miles or less of my home to save on gas and group all the sales together as I plan. Plus, … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream - Marty's Musings

  My dad was a salesman. He sold cars, RVs, hardware (and not the computer kind) among other things.  He worked a lot of evenings and Saturdays to provide for our family. In spite of those long hours I still have special memories of time spent with him. One of my favorite ones from my childhood was of my Dad and I riding … [Read more...]

Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels “Glorious”: Simple Gift Sunday

Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels "Glorious" video and devotion from Marty's Musings

  As we enjoyed a day at our favorite local strawberry farm yesterday, we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. Temps around 70 degrees with bright sun and these gorgeous ripe red berries just waiting for us! The words to Chris Tomlin and Christy Nockels "Glorious" just rang in my head. Majesty and power are Yours … [Read more...]

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls - Marty's Musings

Our family has developed many traditions throughout the years. These include cow day, our Christmas Village display and Instant Russian Tea. Thanksgiving Day is filled with all our family gathered around the table enjoying the standard turkey and dressing with cranberry apple casserole and all the rest. Thanksgiving evening finds … [Read more...]

Cranberry Apple Casserole

Cranberry Apple Casserole from Marty's Musings

  Our family thrives on traditions. As our older children have left the nest (one married and one in college), these traditions have become even more important. Not just to us, but especially to our children. Cranberry Apple Casserole was a recipe my sister used to make many years ago when my sister, brother, parents and all the … [Read more...]

My Kind of Holiday: Thanksgiving

Target My Kind of Holiday

  For me the holidays are all about family and traditions. Can't you just smell the turkey and the homemade gravy my oldest daughter always makes? There will be enlightening conversations with opinions freely shared,  giggles and tickling   and Christmas tree decorating. But most of all there … [Read more...]

Cow Day #6 or Did Somebody Say Free Food?

Cow Day 2013 from Marty's Musings

Ah, yes. It's Cow Day. Cow with a capital C. The highlight of the summer for the Walden clan. Where all lovers cows unite in the bond of true love. According to family records it appears that today was Cow Day #6. It all began back in 2008.   Somewhere I heard about free food. That's all it took. Throw on … [Read more...]

Best Ever Homemade Hamburger Buns

The Best Ever Homemade Hamburger Buns from Marty's Musings-6

  I don't know about you, but I always thought making bread sounded so hard. Hours of slaving over the dough. Not anymore. I've discovered a secret weapon. The bread machine!   This homemade hamburger buns recipe is just a measure and go one, but if you're new to a bread machine I've left you a note on the recipe card to … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Google+ Hangout on Air Live!

DecoArt Mother's Day Hangout

http://youtu.be/44L3_vcJHls If you click the link above you will be taken to my first Live Google+ Hangout On Air. I will be sharing a couple of special Mother's Day crafts and some great ideas on making mom feel special. I would love it if you'd join me. If you miss the show you can always click the link afterwards and it will take you to … [Read more...]