Life is like a story...written 1 page at time. Knowing how chapters can sometimes unfold messily, I wanted to create a place where I can share my own life’s journey. Including all the things that I love AND all the things that I have learned. And, through that sharing….maybe help you avoid some of the same potholes and detours that I have fallen into.



What will you find?

My best organization tips for ALL areas of your life
Tools for you to get your finances under control so YOU can be the boss of YOUR money
Tips & tricks for staying sane in a youth obsessed culture
How to make cards and other crafty things
Personal insights and adventures - from ‘Kayak Man’ to ‘Mother’s Day Birds Nests’
Reasons to ‘let go...and let God’

As an ‘older’ woman I have lived a wide open life. I have learned that life is short. Life is not guaranteed. Life is meant to be LIVED. And lived to the fullest with so much joy it overflows into others. I would love you to find that same joy and live your life in victory.

I encourage you to Choose Joy...everyday.




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storm with lightning

However you choose to usher in this new year, I would like to encourage to look for the rainbows. They are always there…you just might need to find them.

Do you sometimes struggle with ‘getting it right’ or ‘getting it perfect’? Do you struggle with just ‘getting it done’? I have found that as I age and get older… I get more tired. (I am sure part of that comes from the fact that my plate is not only full, it is also overflowing!) […]

mona lisa wearing a face mask

Have you have been struggling with wearing face masks? Do you wonder if they are even effective? Do you wonder why some stores require them and some don’t? Do you wonder why some people wear them all the time (even in the car when they are alone) and others resist wearing them anywhere?

pumpkin pie

Thanksgiving has many traditions, doesn’t it. Do you have specific things that you do? Specific things that you eat? Do you travel or stay home? Enjoy the day with family and friends or by yourself? Do you round out the day with Pumpkin Pie and maybe some football (ok, maybe a lot of football) watching? […]

Thankfulness - girl holding pumpkin in her hands

I don’t know what it is about those hands holding that pumpkin out that hit an emotional note inside of me. She is holding it gently. And I feel like she is handing it to me.

I recently attended a memorial service for a man I had never met. I recently met his wife, and since I wanted to support her, I attended the service. I knew nothing about the man except his name. The parking lot at the church was almost full. Inside it was standing room only. Hundreds of people were there.

His golfing buddies. His church group people. His family. His friends from all over. The people he met at the store or out and about.

wrapped presents under the tree

Christmas is around the corner. Like about 7 weeks away. Hanukkah is in 5 weeks! YIKES! How can that be? Normally I have completed all of my gift making by now…this year not so much. I have a few easy and simple ideas for gifts (which I will share with you) so I am not […]

2 teddy bears in bed wearing face masks

Surgery in 2020 looks totally different than any other year. Face masks are being worn by everyone – including the patient. And there are NO visitors in the hospital. That in itself can be more difficult than the surgery. Sometimes the patient needs the comfort of family and friends. With that said, preparing for surgery […]

feel like you are in prison?

Under normal circumstances I am a VERY social person. Every week I would do something fun with a girlfriend and spend time catching up.  Now? Not so much. I realized last week that due to Covid, I have become a hermit. I do my talking through my fingers and that seems to be enough for […]

Animal Crackers in a bowl

Years ago I was doing a Bible study with some friends. We chose one that we all thought we would like…and about ⅓ of the way through I had to let the girls know that I could not continue that study. And, with a sigh of relief, they all confessed that they did not like […]

What is it about autumn that stirs my soul? Sometimes I feel like it is a new beginning. I feel this way in spring too. Do you feel this way too? Is it the change in the weather? The opportunity to spruce up my house with something new to look at? For me, autumn brings […]

man and woman holding hands looking at the woods

A friend of mine lost her husband due to a brain aneurysm. In 20 minutes he was gone. She was about 38 and had NO idea what to do or where to look for anything

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Hey there! I'm Jane!

Welcome to my lifestyle blog for women! I love life and all that it has to offer. I love to laugh and have fun. I think that the glass is ALWAYS half full and very rarely empty. I Choose Joy...everyday. Because why would I want to live any other way?

Through the years, after a whole lot of trial and error, I have found things that I just LOVE. And, since I love them so much I thought you might to love them too. So...what are you waiting for?

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