About Me

Fashion photo taken at the Minnesota State Fair

Hi!  My name is Amy and I am a sixty-something lifestyle blogger that writes about paper-crafting, Bible journaling, gardening, decorating, fashion, and travel with an occasional recipe thrown in every now and then.

I started blogging eleven years ago to share my favorite hobby…paper-crafting, and I discovered I really loved to write and correspond with people all over the world.  Since then, I began to share many of my other interests.

Some of my paper-crafting projects:  a card, and two tea bag holders/gift sets

One is never too old to discover new hobbies.  One of my newest interests is Bible Journaling.  I was slow to catch on to the trend.  I must admit, I initially thought coloring in one's Bible was weird.  But the creative side of me was intrigued and after buying the "Inspire Bible" and delving in, I was hooked.  I could not believe the difference Bible Journaling made in my spiritual life.  I share my pages and the lessons I learned from them, on my Tuesday's craft posts whenever I can.  

 I use to work full-time as a manager for an arts and crafts store, but retired to have a higher quality life with my husband who I have been married to for over thirty five years.  We have two adult children, both musicians, and one son-in-law, that are the pride and joy of our lives!  We are blessed with a  granddaughter named Alethea and two grandsons named Atticus and Elisha!  What everyone has ever told me about grand parenting is true;  I LOVE being a grandmother!

Hiking in Michigan

Me with My Beautiful Grandchildren

Over three years ago my life changed when I brought this little guy home from the shelter.  Jackson is my fur baby, my constant companion, and has brought so much joy and laughter into my home.  I don't know how I lived without him before.  His silly antics make me burst out laughing all the time.  I love to snuggle with him;  his fur is so soft and he's always toasty warm.  There is nothing more soothing than cuddles with a kitty after a stressful day.
Jackson at One Year

I live in a 100+ year old house in a rural area in the frigid north that my husband and I completely renovated ourselves over a ten year period.  We even added a huge sun room addition that doubled the square footage of our house and was also where our daughter got married. Now, after living in the house for over 25 years, we are re-decorating it again, making it more suitable for our empty nester lifestyle.  

Sunroom Addition decorated for daughter's wedding shower

I hate the winters, and live for spring and summer.  I love to flower garden, and enjoy all the little critters the hobby has brought into my yard, especially the birds!  Although, as much as I am enthralled with seeing wildlife through my windows,  it frustrates me to no end seeing the deer eat all my petunias!

A portion of my yard looking east with garden shed in foreground and sunroom of house in background

My fashion posts started when I started to near my fifties and I wanted to update my wardrobe.  I began looking for new clothes and I was disappointed because I couldn't find any pictures of women my age in advertising;  even most of the fashion blogs were of women forty and under.  I decided that it was time for a change, for women my age to be noticed and not be 'invisible'.  If no one else was going to do it, then I was going to do it myself!  So with my husband's help, my fashion posts began and they continue to this day to be my most popular posts!

Fashion picture taken in my garden

Since our last child went off to college, my husband and I have been rediscovering each other and have found a renewed joy in our marriage.  As much as we enjoy spending time with our children, we have not experienced the empty-nest syndrome at all!  We love just being a couple again, having the house all to ourselves, and dating.  We absolutely love to travel, and try to take at least four or five vacations a year, plus what I call monthly 'adventures', which are day trips or weekend get-a-ways.  I love to share pictures of our vacations and talk about our 'adventures' with my readers.

Hiking in Perrot State Park, Wisconsin

And those are my interests, in a nutshell,  and what you will find most of my posts about.  If paper-crafting or flowers aren't your thing, don't worry, later that week there will also be a fashion or travel post.  Read what interests you, and skip over what doesn't!  I won't mind at all.  I just hope you find something to interest you.



  1. I just subscribed to your blog. I love that you write about more than one topic!

  2. I just found your bog and have subscribed. It is refreshing to find a blog that is so down to earth. Your blog touches on many of my interests and yes, there are not many blogs out there for women in midlife that feel realistic. I am just a woman who wants to be comfortable in my body and my home. My family is everything. And, I do live within a budget so, high end shopping and dressing is not my lifestyle. Thank you for keeping things real and proving that women can be fashionable within a budget and that enjoying the simple things in life are blessings! Happy day!

    1. It's so nice to meet you Tammy! I'm so happy you found my blog and found it so refreshing.

  3. Hello Amy,
    I'm commenting on Dee's Unlimited Link Party
    came across your blog.
    After a little browsing on your blog I want to write
    that I like it very much.
    I also find your hangover very nice.
    We also have a hangover.
    I hope you are well
    Best wishes

    1. Thank you, but I don't know what you mean by "hangover", could you elaborate please?

  4. Sorry for my translate. I mean your nice cat.
    many greetings

  5. Amy, I just found your blog (Mother's Day 2021) a link came up when I googled "Outrageous Alphabet". Surely, your SU stamp sets are all gone by now? (lol) Reading your blog was a pleasant and unexpected surprise Mother's Day 2021. Thank you, Michale (New Stamper Oklahoma with Michigan roots)

    1. Well, I'm happy you found me. No, I believe I still have all those stamps. I always remove them after they are purchased. If you are interested in purchasing just shoot me an email (click the contact/follow link in the right column) and I will send you a PayPal invoice. I will double check that I still have the stamp set before I send the invoice.


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