Let’s Talk Pecan Pie

  So let’s talk pecan pie. It’s a classic dessert that can be a little daunting if you’re not familiar with baking this delicious Southern favorite. Well, for that matter it might be a favorite of folks up north or even out west, but I’ve never eaten pecan pie in those places so I wouldn’t know. […]

Advent “Wreath” in a Box

One of my favorite observances this time of year is the Advent wreath and the weekly candle lighting that leads up to Christmas. This year I decided to incorporate this idea into our home and created an Advent “wreath” in a box.

Pinecones and Pompons Kid Craft

To make this super easy Christmas kid craft all you need are some medium-sized pinecones, small colorful pompons and some basic craft or school glue.

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has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”

-Shira Tamir


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    Craftiness

    Whipping Up Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage

    My mom has finally embarked on a big home remodel that called for a complete gut job of her kitchen, dining room and living spaces. I know she is super excited about the final product, but the process will undoubtedly grow tiresome before it’s finished. In preparation for this project, I helped jumpstart her garage cleanout, so that she could move everything that was staying into her garage for storage. Whew, we pulled out a lot of junk, forgotten items and several fun things that just needed a new home. Even after a hot day of hard work, I couldn’t help but create a little something with a few of…

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    Celebrations

    The Making of the Lost Mummy

    My son requested an escape room party for his 10th birthday, so I quickly agreed knowing that our city is full of these fun little amusements; unfortunately, I couldn't locate a room that seemed age appropriate so I went from what would have been an easy outing to a full-commitment, decked out ancient Egyptian Lost Mummy tomb in our home office.

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    Inside & Out

    From My Fall Porch

    Well Halloween is finally here, so I thought it was about time I shared a glimpse of this year’s fall porch decor. It has been such an odd fall with its share of up and down temps (and an early snow fall), which has kept me jumping to save my plants from freezing. We carved up our jack o’ lantern last night and added it to the mix, so I hope we have at least a few trick or treaters visit our cozy home.  

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