National Read a Romance Month

August is National Read a Romance month, so I thought I’d do a bit of research about how the romance novel has evolved. According to Wikipedia, Mass Market romance really took off after WWI. Category romances in the 1930’s, and in the USA modern romance genre fiction...

April Fools

There are plenty of theories as to how April Fool’s Day got started. Some say it has to do with the date in relationship to the Georgian Calendar, or to the Vernal Equinox in the northern hemisphere.  This is what Wikipedia has to say: In Chaucer’s...

DIY Wreath on the Cheap

DIY WREATH ON THE CHEAP What you’ll need: Honeysuckle or grapevine. Sticks, (I used crepe myrtle) artificial flowers, ribbon, scissors, wire cutters, twine/jute, hot glue. Picture 2, arrange your sticks in a rectangle and secure at corners with jute. Picture 3, attach...

MANGER ANIMALS AS GIFTS

Just today I was watching Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family show and they offered a great gift idea I’d never heard of. There is a website where you can go give an animal depicted in the manger scene…goat, sheep, donkey to families in need. One goat...