New Sketch Challenge is Elefun!

It has been a while since my last creative card post, but this week’s challenge from Freshly Made Sketches seemed like the perfect opportunity to use my new little elephant die. The papers all came from different sources and the twine and pink embellishments were items I already had on hand — yeah! Of course, I inked everything, but I used a pink Cat’s Eye for a more subtle look. I think this cute card would be perfect for a baby shower or young girl’s birthday.


The Weight is Over. . . Seriously. No, Really. This Time I Mean It.

So you might remember “The Weight is Over” series I started about a year and a half ago, about losing weight and keeping it off. Well I’m happy to report that I lost over 12 pounds during that few months. What I’m not so happy about is that unfortunately it all somehow found it’s way back home. Yikes!! So you guessed it, I’m revisiting the series in hopes that I can re-lose the weight and then some, keep it off for. . . well, eternity (I’m aiming big here) and let the simple task of blogging my progress hold me… Continue reading »


DASANI Drops — Delicious Anywhere, Anytime

As many of you know, I recently gave up soda for Lent this year. We’re talking forty days of water and tea here folks. Okay, so I didn’t make it through every week without a pop here or there, but I did do really well for the most part. Instead of soda as my drink of choice for most of my Lenten days, I chose to drink lots of water — lots and lots of water. I drank water water, fizzy water and flavored water, until I thought I might just float away. So imagine my excitement when a fun package from… Continue reading »


Saturday Sparks — Good Ol’ Garden Fences

With the arrival of the gardening season, also comes my thoughts toward a better garden de-fence. We back to a couple hundred acres of timber full of all sorts of wildlife that appreciates our fresh veggies as much as we do. So each year, I always make grand plans for future fencing to protect our little garden from all sorts of pests; but as of yet, nothing but a simple chicken wire barricade has appeared. If you’re also on the hunt for a good ol’ garden fence, then today’s inspiration is just for you (and me). I hope these practical… Continue reading »


Getting the Garden Going

I finally found a break in the rain and my schedule to get the garden going yesterday. My husband has handed over the veggies to me this year, but he was kind enough to rototill and prep the ground for me before the rains came pouring in during the last couple of weeks. So when the sun popped out yesterday, I donned my rubber boots, grabbed the hoe and put a few seeds in the ground. So here is what’s planted thus far. Radishes, green onions, lettuce and spinach. We did get potatoes and large onions in before St. Patrick’s Day, but they are… Continue reading »


“Show Us Your Pyrex” Party

As many of you may know, Pyrex (the long-lived favorite of the American kitchen) is turning 100 this year. If you’re like me, you still use your tried and true Pyrex baking and storage dishes regularly and have no thoughts of retiring them anytime soon. If you’re also like me, you own a classic piece or two that is way out of date, but somehow whipping it out for church potluck or special events always floods your heart with good memories . . . especially if you grew up in a family where your mama sure knew how to cook (and did). In celebration of the “Big Hundred,” Pyrex… Continue reading »

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