Just Some Ramblings

I’ve been told I love to ramble on, so why not pass along some of my ramblings from this past month.


Our family recently received the news that my mom was diagnosed with lung cancer. Even though she is in her 80’s, she has such a great outlook on the future. I’m so grateful and blessed to have my brother and husband to help with all the doctor appointments and future treatments. As you are reading this post, I have taken my mom back to our home state of Missouri so that she can visit her family and friends while she is still able.

I am asking all my wonderful readers to please keep my mother in your thoughts and healing prayers as she goes through the next stage of her life.


I’ve been doing some much-needed paper trashing in our home and was trying to figure out an easier way to scan important items. I came upon the Evernote Scannable app to make scanning our documents much easier. This is a perfect solution if you don’t have a scanner to use. Plus it’s perfect for on the go items which need to be scanned. Perfect for work or school to share with colleagues, friends, and family. I use the Evernote system on my desktop and phone to save items I find online. Right now the scanner app it’s only available for iPhone.


I wanted to share one of my favorite beauty products I use during summertime. I really don’t like to wear heavy foundation/makup when it’s so hot outside because it just seems to melt off my face when I walk outside. But I do love Balm Shelter tinted moisturizer with SPF18. It’s very light on the skin and I can’t tell I’m wearing anything at all, but has a tint of color. It comes in 7 different colors and I wear Light/Medium for my fair skin. It’s just enough coverage for fresh looking skin.

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Hubby and I worked on a wooden flag for the front yard and we loved how it turned out. We used a piece of plywood and used the same process of painting and vinyl use as we did on the Pallet Garden Flag. We wanted to put 50 stars but they were so small that we compromised with less. It’s a little longer than your normal garden flag and will last much longer than fabric flags here in hot and sunny Florida.


Happy Independence Day to all my US friends!

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Friend to Friend –

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart – Washington Irving


Just ramblin’ on,



  1. I’m sorry to hear about your mother! I pray that she will get through this and come out on the other side healthy as ever.

  2. Tammy, I will keep your mom in my prayers. My mom is 81 and I know how lucky I am to still have her around and healthy, too. Are visiting in the St. Louis area?

  3. So sorry to hear that your mom has cancer. My aunt has lung cancer too and she’s still surviving with medications only for about 3 years now. I think there’s hope and prayers do help.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. My grandma is 86, and has always been a very independent woman, but this last year she’s ended up in a nursing home. Now she can’t even stand up on her own (she had a stroke), and it’s been so hard to watch her lose her independence. I hope your mom is able to do the things she wants to, and see her family and friends.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your mother and I am praying for her to be better soon. I am sure she will be okay and you are doing the right thing of bringing her to Missouri to see her families and friends.

  6. I am so sorry to hear about your mother! I will be praying for her and for your family! Please keep us updated with her progress.

  7. I am a total rambler. I think because I be work at home and don’t see other adults very often. Lol So sorry about your mother! Thoughts and prayers from Kentucky!

  8. Such a difficult thing to deal with. I’ll be keeping your mom and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I hope she has a wonderful time visiting family with you.

  9. Hope your mama enjoys time with old friends. Glad she is still feeling well enough to make the trip and has a good outlook on life. My mom has scared us to death for half a decade with 2 overdoses and an assortment of health problems when she has always been the picture of health. But at 92, for the time being, she is happy and content and enjoying life again.

    I am interested in the tinted moisturizer. You are the second gal to mention something similar. Sounds like the perfect solution to color for summer.

  10. Wow Ive been looking around for a good tinted moisturizer and thanks for this! I think its worth the try Balm Shelter tinted moisturizer

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