Wendy Staton

145 Flips | 14 Magazines | 2 Likes | 2 Following | 7 Followers | @WendyStaton | I write to encourage women to find extraordinary moments in the midst of ordinary days. Join me on the journey at TheArtOfWhyNot.com and let's make everyday just a little bit better! 

Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

When I saw these <b>crispy roasted sweet potatoes</b> in Victoria magazine, I could not wait to make them. Sweet potatoes were on my ‘food-I-hate’ list for a …

The Best Chicken Wings Recipe – finger lickin’ good

<i>Do you want the secret to amazing, best chicken wings recipe? Keep reading.</i><p><b>I’ll be honest:</b><p>When, over a year ago, a young coworker emailed me an …

Blind Date With A Book For Valentine's Day - The Art of "Why Not?"

Celebrate Valentine’s Day all month long this February by going on a blind date — <i>with a book!</i><p>Blind Date With a Book is a phenomenon that began at …

Layers of Life

<b>Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.</b><p>I am probably cheating a bit here by not sharing one of my own …

Take A "Reading Health Day" - The Art of "Why Not?"

Why do we so often feel guilty when we pick up a book we really want to read, find a quiet corner, and get lost in a story? If someone happens to …

Audiobooks

Maxine’s Challenge

Just for a little extra motivation in the gym, I’ve joined Maxine’s Challenge. Having previously participated, I know the benefits of their strength …

Finish Well

A senior executive at Focus on the Family, seminary graduate, and seasoned Christian, there was every reason to think that Bruce Peppin should have …

Middle Age

Are you wasting precious time? | So what? Now what?

I just started reading <i>Time to Fly,</i> a book of daily inspirations. Today’s entry was about the value of time and cautioned against the many time …

Time Management

A ROTTNEST RE-CAP

FINALLY! VISITING ROTTNEST<p>I'm a born and bred West Aussie and I'm a little bit embarrassed to admit that, up until last week, I'd never taken the …

Why Women in retirement feel invisible - Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

Why Women in Retirement feel invisible?<p>Do you feel invisible? Often I read comments from women who feel that as they age they are becoming …

Self-confidence

The Highlights Reel of Your Life

Have you ever thought about what the highlights reel of your life would look like? We all have a highlights reel of memorable events and life …

Fishing

Why Failure Can Help You Become a Better Writer - Kate Johnston

Writers who are new to the craft don’t understand that failure leads to success. The fact is that no writer gets it right the first time out of the …

Motivation

Put Your Book Love On Display With Your Home Decor - The Art of "Why Not?"

Every book lover eventually encounters the same problem: too many books, not enough storage. One way to solve this problem is obvious — get rid of …

What Is Success?

Last week I shared with you that my goal for 2018 isn’t to do a massive overhaul of my health, fitness, or our budget. Instead, I’m going to take …

You Can’t Do It

I’m sitting in Starbucks today for some work and writing before a meeting. This is where I wrote “Holy Hustle” and every time I sit in these …

Publication Design

32 Thought Provoking Books For Your Book Club - The Art of "Why Not?"

With so many wonderful books available, narrowing down excellent and thought provoking choices for your book club (or your own personal reading) can …

2018 Book Club Picks - Prose & Pastime - The Art of "Why Not?"

The votes have been cast, the choices have been made, and this book club member is super excited for 2018! With a mixture of current best sellers and …

Tom Aikens’s macaroni cheese with basil and garlic

This traditional dish is the ultimate comfort food – quick and easy, with a twist for added indulgence<p>Macaroni cheese has been on the menu at Tom’s Kitchen ever since the first restaurant opened 10 years ago, and remains one of our most popular dishes. It makes a great mid-week meal, as it’s quick …

Top Chef

Are Essential Oils Harming Cats?

Facebook. It’s an excellent place for all the gossip, but also to find advice and spread news. I recently saw this post and was shocked, not only by …

Essential Oils

Crisp Cracker Snacks no Grains Low Carbs ~ The Blogger's Lifestyle

There is nothing like a cracker snack. You will love these crisp cracker snacks with no grains, no gluten, and very low carb. One of the great things …

Food

Christmas Literary Quotes To Bring The Fa La La! - The Art of "Why Not?"

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and these delightfully familiar quotes remind us why we love it so much. Spread your love of words this …

How Your Ancestors Can Help You Move Forward

It seems counter intuitive that knowing your ancestors can help you move forward in whatever you want to have and achieve in your life. How can the …

GUEST POST - KATHLEEN FROM THE BLOGGER'S PIT STOP

KATHLEEN AHERNE<p>The last, but not least, guest in my series of great bloggers who host Link Parties is Kathleen from The Blogger's Lifestyle. Kathleen …

20 Fantastic Stocking Stuffers For The Book Lover - The Art of "Why Not?"

I thought compiling a list of fantastic stocking stuffers for book lovers would be quick because book lovers are, well, just <i>so</i> <i>easy!</i> The problem? I …

Festive Season - Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

The Festive season means different things to different people. For some it is religious to celebrate the birth of Christ, for others it is all about …

When Doubt Creeps In

Doubt is a harsh task masker. Some people wake with confidence, moving forward with sureness and unwavering sense of purpose. They walk through life …

Traditions, Stories and a Family Legacy

I’m feeling a little nostalgic today. This weekend is opening weekend for deer hunting in Wisconsin. Though some see hunting as a barbaric practice, …

At Home Plank Workouts

As previously stated you can incorporate planks into a training schedule. I like to turn them into dynamic HIIT workouts. Some of my current plank …

Best Birthday Ever - Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

<i>What has been your Best Birthday Ever?</i><p>This week’s prompt from Denyse Whelan Blogs was simply – ‘Best Birthday Ever’. Now immediately, I thought of my …

WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES - Book Review & Discussion Questions - The Art of "Why Not?"

Occasionally, you find a book that moves you, that stays with you, that demands you share it. A story that is simultaneously heart wrenching and …