Just Ramblings

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’m sure many of you are already in Christmas shopping mode and decorating your home for the holidays. Me, personally, I love to shop online for as much as I can. I love letting the postman do the walking for me.


My recent trip back to my home state of Missouri was so much fun. I hadn’t been there for 10 years and it was so good to see the old homestead and all my family and friends. Where I am from is basically all flat farming land except an area about 45 minutes north. The weather was beautiful and we decided to take a drive up there. The view is just beautiful overlooking the Mississippi River in the middle of a heart shape of the tree branches.


Before the holidays, I was browsing around in a local thrift store and found a wonderful cookbook called The Americas Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook. When I saw the word “quick”, I had to see what was in this cookbook. I love it!! Really fast homemade meals for the whole family to enjoy. I know several of you could use quick meal ideas and recipes.

Warfare Plugins

For those of you who use WordPress and are needing a social sharing plugin for your posts, I have found one that does it all. Social Warfare plugin really adds a lot of extras to help share and boost your posts. It doesn’t slow down my blog at all, looks nice on my posts and I love that I can customize Tweets and Pinterest with images and descriptions. You can also share Tweets in-posts for your readers to have an easier way to share your content. I’ve had a couple other social share plugins on my blog but this plugin is by far the best I have seen. There is a free version, but the Pro version really releases much more and for $29.00 a year, its worth it.

Please remember to backup anytime you upload a new plugin.


If you love mockups for your website, check out the FREE Flower Bucket Mockup Bundle to download.

The Crown

The 2nd season of The Crown will debut on December 8th on Netflix and I can’t wait. I really enjoyed the 1st season and if you haven’t watched it yet, you can see all of the 1st season on Netflix.


The new year will be here before you know it and I was searching for a new planner to use with my blogging. I need to plan out so far ahead and paper clip items for each month, I need a hard copy planner. Pretty Simple Planners are perfect for anyone who needs to write out notes or lists for each day. There is also a monthly calendar, inspirational quotes and fun holidays.


A Blog I Follow –

White House Crafts – White House Crafts started as a small home-based stationery shop selling handmade greeting cards and gift tags back in August of 2015.  I, Antonella, have a long history and love of working with paper.  I still run the shop out of my little white house in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Looking for craft ideas for Christmas, check out Antonella’s blog. So many cute ideas to find. Just scroll down a bit from her store items to see all her craft blog posts.

Friend to Friend –
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17 (NIV)

Just ramblin’ on,




  1. Great tip on the Social Warfare plugin, I am always looking for new suggestions and it sounds great. Wow, ten years is such a long time to be away from your hometown, bet it felt great to see it again.

  2. That lasagna looks delicious! I always like mixing things up a bit, and lasagna is a favorite in our house. I’ll definitely be taking a peek at that recipe, thanks for sharing!

  3. Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving! I agree with you about the online shopping. I hate to take time away from family during Thanksgiving, so I shop online and enjoy the package deliveries the next week!

  4. I love the idea of a cookbook as a Christmas gift! For sure I would like to recive one for Christmas! And if is about easy and quick recipes – better!

  5. I love lasagna and my mom makes a great one! It would not be Christmas without it. I am looking for a new planner and must check out Pretty Simple Planners. I like The Crown, too!

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