Home / Lifestyle By On November 19, 2017

A Heart Of Thanksgiving

Hello everyone, I have not written in a while and I have missed you all so very much! My absence was primarily due to a summer packed with all of the activities a summer can bring and then some. Our daughter nested with us for three months upon her return from India. We got caught up on a lot of…

Home By On March 21, 2017

What Follows The Daffodils?

After the snow is long gone and the daffodils begin to fade I anticipate the appearance of perennials. The pleasure I feel when my gardens begin to wake from their winter slumber is so very satisfying. I think about my clematis, hosta, lamb’s ear, and the list goes on.  Add in the hydrangeas and I’m as giddy as a little…

Home By On February 27, 2017

For the Love of Pot Roast

Do you know the song by Johnny Cash, about the Sunday morning sidewalk and the smell of someone frying chicken? I remember it well. I also remember the smell of Sunday morning pot roast being browned, right along with the coffee perking. You see, pot roast was easy for mom to prep and get into the oven on any busy morning, and…

Home By On February 10, 2017

Tried it, Liked it! Maple Cinnamon Breakfast Trail Mix

I was searching for healthy snacks and based on ingredients in some healthy snack recipes I began to wonder if it was possible to have those two words harmoniously residing in one recipe at all. Alas, I found the following recipe from Under Armour: http://blog.myfitnesspal.com. I am sharing it with you because I tried it and like it! Most of…

Home By On January 20, 2017

Amazing Meatloaf To Try Right Now

My mom was a fantastic cook and I was not far from the kitchen when a meatloaf (or anything else for that matter) was in the oven. After I got married her recipe came with me! Over the years, I changed it up a bit and am sharing my recipe with you so you can enjoy it, too. Ingredients: 2…

Aging / Home / Lifestyle By On January 18, 2017

Warming Up Your Winter

Following the hustle and bustle of Christmas and the introduction of a New Year, January feels like the slowest moving, not to mention grayest months of the year. Especially in the Midwest. So this year, to prepare myself for the slowing pace of winter, I created a list of ways to fill my nest with warmth and some much-needed comfort….

Aging / Home / Lifestyle / Relationships By On January 15, 2017

Welcome to It’s Never an Empty Nest

Mission Statement: To use my gifts and life experiences to enrich the lives of others. Welcome to It’s Never an Empty Nest, the place where baby boomers, or those interested in aging gracefully, can find useful information, insights, resources and inspiration for living life fully. Whether it is a delicious recipe, inspiration, relationships or healthy aging, I strive to help you…

Home / Relationships By On January 8, 2017

What’s Behind My Blog Name?

Often times people associate an empty nest with an empty home when the last child leaves for college or gets married. When I first considered the idea of a blog, written for the sole purpose of connecting to people my age, I had this very thought. In fact, I was actually going to name my blog something to that effect….

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