Just Some Ramblings

Welcome to my first try at just some ramblings. I’ve been told I ramble sometimes when I start talking. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not. But, that’s me! See, I’m rambling already!!

It's My Birthday Giveaway!

I had a birthday this past week. One of those decade birthdays that use to really bother me. They say its just a number and I have to agree with that statement now. Even though I am 60 years old, I am enjoying my life as a 40 year old. I’m blessed with health, happiness, friends, family and more love then anyone should legally be allowed to have. So, why not share some of this happiness with a $100 “It’s My Birthday Giveaway”. You can enter HERE.

gold sandals

I’m not a slave to fashion by any means.  Maybe because I work from home and don’t need to have nice clothes for work, like I use to.  Living in Florida, dress is so casual.  Shorts, t-shirts and capris fill my closet. And maybe a swimsuit or two. But, I have to admit, I love sandals and I just had to pick up a couple new pair from Target. I’m diggin the gold ones! You can find them HERE.


Planning a trip to Florida this summer? If you want to see one of Florida’s oldest attractions and want to take a break from all the major attractions in the Orlando area, stop by Gatorland. Its such great fun for the whole family! You can read our experience HERE.

Soft Throw

Even though its summertime, when the sun goes down, sometimes I need a nice throw. Whether its enjoying our local drive-in or sitting around in the house watching tv. I get chilly sometimes. I love this throw and you can find them HERE. They are so soft and several are on sale! My next throw will have the Mizzou Tiger on it for football season. Great gift idea for anyone heading off to collage this year.

Summer Pasta Salad

Making all kinds of salads for summer is just the right thing to do when its hot outside. You can make a meal from them and I’d much rather keep my kitchen cool. They are great for parties, picnics and gatherings. You can find my favorite salads to make HERE.

Hidden Figures

On the advice from a friend, we watched Hidden Figures.  I personally love documentary type movies and this one is up there as one of my favs.  Since I live close to Kennedy Space Center and have seen several Shuttle blasts, NASA has always intrigued me with what they do. These woman served a vital role in the beginning stages of launching man into space that we didn’t know about until recently. A great watch for the whole family and you can rent it HERE.

A Blog I Follow –

Ducks ‘n a Row → eliminating chaos – simplifying – inspiring – enriching family life with tips, how-tos + nifty ideas for every mom …and grandmas, too! 

I love Sinea. I’ve been in the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop with her for almost 2 years now and she is a doll. She is a lifestyle blogger with tons of valuable information to read. Be sure to check out her series on How To Increase Your Blog Traffic 3 Ways With Blog Parties.

Friend to Friend –

The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning – Lamentations 3:22-23 (NLT)

Just ramblin’ on,


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  1. Hidden Figures is SUCH an awesome movie! I love the story even more because it’s based on a true story. I never heard about it in school!

  2. Many happy returns of the day! Life is a blessing from the Lord and the more years we have the more blessings.

    As for “ramblings” – I enjoyed reading, and actually I call them “free associations” on my blog. 🙂

    How do you deal with hot weather in Florida? I’d like some tips, as we had some really hot days this summer and perhaps more to come in July and August.

    1. HI Perla. When July and August roll around, I do basically nothing outside, unless its early in the morning. Yard work, errands, etc. Unless there is a pool involved, then I will go out later in the day. But, because its hurricane season, the rain will keep us indoors most of the afternoons. Thanks for stopping by

  3. Happy Belated Birthday!

    That pasta salad looks awesome. I am a sucker for cold pasta salads in the summertime.

  4. I haven’t seen Hidden Figures yet but really want to! The sandals are really nice. The pasta looks so good! And Happy belated birthday! xx corinne

  5. I have a bad habit of rambling too! Happy birthday! Gatorland is super fun for all ages, and Hidden Figures is such an amazing movie!

  6. Happy Belated Birthday! I think age is definitely just a number and it really has to do with how you look at it in your head. Thank you for reminding me about Hidden Figures! I really want to watch this movie and I had just about forgotten about it!

  7. Happy belated birthday to you. Hope you are doing well, I love the pasta as it looks delicious. It’s most time summer in Malaysia, I never been to Florida hope to visit someday. By the way, 1st time I know of pasta salad as I haven’t try before.

  8. Happy Birthday! That pasta salad look delicious! Sometimes Rambling is the best reading!

  9. Happy Belated birthday lovely, hope that you have a good one! love the sound of that pasta salad which is perfect for the weather we have been having x

  10. Wishing you a belated happy birthday!! I love a good throw too and the fabric
    in yours is beautiful!
    Hidden Figures is on my watch list! I really, really want to see this and find out all about those amazing women.

  11. Love this! We are currently exploring g Florida during our travels (and its our home base) so I totally understand the whole sandal thing!!! I need to go pick up a pair from Target LOVE THEM!!!

  12. I saw Hidden Figures on the airplane and loved it. It was such a good movie. I want to watch it again. Also happy birthday!

  13. I love the movie Hidden Figures! It was such an inspirational film! Also, love the cold pasta salad, we make something similar but we use feta cheese. So yummy!

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