As Cute as a Civil War Button

I saved $291 in fuel, 6 pit stops at questionable country gas stations, 2728 miles on my odometer, and 40 hours of children screaming in the backseat. I’ve always wanted to visit Washington. I probably would have preferred sipping a… Continue Reading

Making Friends with Metal Detectors

Last week, my cousin wrote about the bond she shares with her digging partner (husband). After reading her post, I started thinking about the bonds I’ve made with both digging partners and property owners alike. If you’re a regular follower… Continue Reading

Friends, Goats, and Dimes in Shamokin, PA

Since I started metal detecting, I’ve met fellow diggers from all reaches of the country and even the world. On occasion, I’ll get a private message from someone jabbering at me in Arabic… to which I respond with a confused ice-cream… Continue Reading

Leveraging Facebook for Permissions…

I’m sure most of you are familiar with the term cold-calling. Back before cellphones and social media, the sales tactic was a lot more prevalent. I remember my parents leaving the phone off the hook during supper time, because those quick-talking life… Continue Reading

The Vicksburg Giving Tree

My kids love books. Over the years, I’ve introduced them to a few of my childhood favorites: Goodnight Moon, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Go, Dog. Go! and–of course–Green Eggs and Ham. The trick to reading these books has… Continue Reading

Crawlspace Caper

Last month, I took you on a journey through a schoolhouse crawlspace. If you read that post, you probably realized that I’m not all that particular in my pursuit for treasure. I’ll explore a dusty crawlspace, pick through a bottle dump, wade through a creek… Continue Reading

Cobweb Crown

My mother-in-law loves telling the story of “Jocelyn and the Moth.” The story goes a little like this… One crisp autumn morning in 2011, our small family of three combined forces with my husband’s family of four. The seven of us piled snugly… Continue Reading