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HI my name is Diane, thank you for stopping by my blog

I am the youngest of 5 children, mom was 40 and dad 45 when I was born. I think I was a surprise. My closest sibling is 5 1/2 years older than I am. If you ask any of my brothers or sisters they would say I was spoiled as a child. I think my parents were just too tired to chase me so they just let me have my way. Lol.
I have been married for over 31 years to my best friend. We’ve been through so much together. We always come out stronger. We have 3 children that we have raised together. We have 5 grandchildren and 6 great grand children. The kids started calling me mamal Diane about 25 years ago. I love being a mamal. They give me great joy in life.On the blog, I like to share some of the things I do with my grand kids.
I am also a nature girl. I love being bra-less and barefoot. I love to hike and explore new places. Most mornings when I’m not working I like to head out to hike or take the kids to Learning Tree Farm.
I have lived in Ohio all my life. It’s a nice place and I enjoy living here. I like to explore the park system. We have beautiful parks all around us. They are so underused.
I also like to cook and share my recipes. I originally started the blog because we had my mom living with us. She had Alzheimer’s, she was with us for 15 years. She passed in October of 2013. I needed something to do while I had to be at home with mom. This blog was my escape. Now I enjoy reviewing products, doing sponsored posts along with sharing recipes. I am a big believer in green living, recycling, composting, gardening, and thrift store shopping. I’m not an expert on anything. What is the old saying? ” Jack of all trades, master of none.” ;-) I hope you enjoy what you read here on my blog.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at
Have a fantastic and blessed day!


9 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. kandy mvkinney says:

    Love this recipe.. i’ve saved your blog to my phonemind.! Ill share on my fb page if u dont

  2. kandy mvkinney says:


    1. Diane says:

      Please do share it on fb. Thanks for visiting and commenting Kandy 🙂

  3. Gailyc says:

    New visitor from #SITSblogging, Comment Love Tribe. I like the clean lines of your blog design, it makes it super easy to navigate and find everything. Your recipes look great (I’ve even found some I want to try out right away!), and I’m looking forward to trying out some of your helpful tips.

  4. Mary says:

    Please add me to your e-mail list

  5. KAREN says:

    So glad I found your recipe for “Pigs in the Blanket” just like MY mom used to make!! None of this hot dog and crescent roll mix!! We live in Ohio, too. Maybe it’s an OHIO thing! Thanks for your recipe!

    1. Diane says:

      I am so glad you found me! I was so surprised when people called wrapped hot dogs “Pigs In a Blanket” too! My mom is of Polish decent how about your mom? I thought it was maybe a Polish thing. 🙂 Nice to meet a fellow Ohioan!

  6. Olivia says:

    Great blog, I really enjoy it!

  7. Kelly Kimmell says:

    Please add me to your email list, I couldn’t see a way to subscribe on your main page.

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