• December’s $50 Your Way Giveaway

    Hard to believe that 2023 is only 31 days away. Holy Guacamole Batman this year went fast. My November was busy. Between the emergency trip to California to a slew of medical appointments for The Husband, November went FAST! I didn’t even get to make everyone crazy by putting up my Christmas decorations on November 1st!! I feel all outta sorts because of it! As a matter of fact (get ready to gasp!) I gave serious thought to NOT decorating at all this year! I KNOW RIGHT?!?! Me the 3 different trees and a million different decorations.  Lucky for me The Husband pouted until I gave in and decorated on…

  • November 2022 $50 Your Way Giveaway

    Whoaaaaa do you realize that there are only 61 days left of 2022!?!? That can’t be right can it!?!  Yet Alexa tells me it’s true. That’s nuts! Time…. tooo fast! My October just flew by! Mostly because of a family tragedy, Son-in-Law Dan lost his Dad. I flew to California so that Dan could go be with his parents in Tennessee. Dan did make it there in time and now is with his Mom to help her through these first weeks. Although, it was a sad reason to be in California I get to be with Alice for Halloween, which does make me so happy. I return home to California…

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    July’s $50 Your Way Giveaway!

    Yeeee haaaaa it’s July. Non camp 2022 is going strong.  Being retired and well, OLD you forget that 11 year old girls don’t need to breathe. They can talk and talk and talk. (I KNOW! The nut doesn’t fall from the tree, that irony is NOT lost on me). We’ve crafted, hiked, cooked (AND cleaned up our mess too!!) We’ve gone fishing and caught sticks. I swear there are no fish in Lake Ponderay. We’ve Goodwill shopped where I learned that, had kept all my old clothes from the 70’s Alice would be the happiest kid in the world. I swear if it has fringe, tie dye or well just…

  • May $50 Giveaway

    $50 Your Way May 2022 Giveaway!

    Happy May Little Peanuts! I am so ready for some sunshine. Idaho can’t decide if it wants to snow, rain, or just be gloomy. So much so that it will do it all at the SAME TIME!! I am ready for some hiking and kayaking. April wasn’t exactly a great month for The Husband! First a nasty MS attack that put him back in a wheelchair. Add insult to injury The Husband was diagnosed with Wet Macular Degeneration which requires a SHOT IN THE EYE!! WITH a NEEDLE!! Of course, I filmed the whole thing and sent it to our kids. They both agreed that I should feel free to…

  • April 2022 $50 Giveaway

    Hello April!! #Giveaway Win $50 Your Way! April 2022

    Hello, little Peanuts.  This month’s update is rather boring. I actually had to scroll through pictures on my phone to think of what I did in March. I was thinking that we didn’t do a hell of a lot. AND THEN I REMEMBERED! Got the car stuck on the drive. The driveway was solid ice. I slid backward and truly thought we were going over the side down the mountain. After three of those tries, The Husband brought out the tractor. While he was adding the shovel to the tractor our tenant Patty pulled up behind my car. While we were chatting, her car started sliding backward all I could…

  • February Giveaway

    $50 Your Way Giveaway!! February 2022

    Giveaway Tools still hasn’t fixed (OR gotten back with me) the Twitter entries.  Going to start a daily email campaign.  Happy February Little Peanuts. How about we do another $50 Giveaway?!  I went ahead and paid for another 3 months; I just can’t seem to stop! Sheeesh!! This months update. Yup, lots of snow AGAIN!! Francis is totally covered again. My biggest news for February is Selena and Alice will be coming up for a long weekend visit! Alice has never seen snow and I am soooo giddy to show her Idaho SNOW!! In places it’s going to be taller than she is. I can’t WAIT!  I have a list…

  • $50 Your Way January 2022!!

    I am aware of the TWITTER malfunction (i.e. no button) I’ve written to Giveaway Tools and asked for help. Waiting to hear back.  OHHHHHHHHHH alright, maybe ONE or three more months. Maybe longer. December was good to me. So, why not continue?! Right? I mean we can play this by ear. Besides GoDaddy managed to keep my blog up all month! AND I found out I can also pay month to month and not just a huge expense in January. I mean HELLO!!!!!!! December was expensive. I had planned on Selena and Alice being here the week after Christmas. Unfortunately, Selena’s Father-In-Law was diagnosed with bone cancer. (Prayers for Bob…

  • $50 Your Way Giveaway July 2021

    Yup, I forgot to day was the first so I had nothing ready to post! I guess better late than not at all!? In my defense I’m getting mega excited about the Grandgirls arriving on the 7th!! I have so many projects ready to do I am hoping its enough to intice them off their electronics (wish me luck!!). I can’t wait for that first hug!!!! Then add the fact that Sandpoint Idaho has been in triple digit heat. It is turning me into a napping slug! BUT, I have so much to do before the girls get here.  I need air-conditioning!! Or energy or a little cooler weather for…

  • $50 Giveaway June

    $50 YOUR Way #Giveaway June 2021!

    Hello Little Peanuts!! Happy June!! I feel so refreshed! I spent time with my son Zachary and his amazing little family, Amber and Olivia. We met in Park City, Utah for a 4 day fishing trip. Zac supplied everything! I didn’t spend a dime! (Did I raise this boy right or what?!?!!?)  Amber surprised me with fishing boots. SPARKLY green fishing boots to compliment her SPARKLY PINK boots!! Does this gal know me or WHAT?!?!  She also gifted me with a fleece lined fishing vest, which I was so thankful for!! UTAH has some FREEZING winds!! Seriously, how cute are those boots?!??!?! I have to admit during this trip, I remembered…

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    Valentines Day Reminder! ForEver In My Heart Locket #Giveaway

    This is your friendly reminder that Valentine’s Day is one short week away! Okay, mostly I just wanted to brag. Alice loves her new locket!! Please read my full review of this beautiful locket!! So many beautiful details! Yes, along with a chance to WIN your own!! This lovely locket is a little thing that keeps me in Alices mind. MAYBE she will call more? (I can hope!) I really hate being so far away!! (Whine time…. stupid COVID!!! I am missing everything!! For the longest time Alice called me daily. Now, back in school full time (hooray for normalcy!! Sucky for Non Time).  I know it’s the age, Alice…