September Magic of the Month – Simple Fall Decorating

The temperature in Indiana this month has been above average. While that makes it harder to get into the autumn mood, I certainly didn’t let that stop me from buying pumpkins, mums and unpacking my twenty boxes – literally – of fall decorations! In the tradition of my mom, “Mama Bear”, my goal at our […]

Autumn at the Den

It’s hard to put into words how much I love the autumn season. Not only does it remind me of our earliest days in Indiana, but my mom’s memory seems to be strongest as I view the vibrant colors of changing leaves, smell the scents of the season, feel the crisp coolness of the days and […]

The Den in Summer

For as long as I can remember, summers at the den meant catching fireflies, making grape jelly from a grapevine  that was planted by the original owner/builder over 50 years ago, late night bonfires, thunderstorms and getting to stay up late because daytime lasted longer. These are just some of my childhood memories, and I […]