“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.”

-Peter Marshall

  • Saturday Sparks

    Saturday Sparks — Pumpkin Panache

    Yes, it’s Saturday. . . again.  I wonder how many shopping weekends we have before Christmas. No wait, don’t tell me, because I don’t think I want to know. Besides, we’re talking about Halloween all this month and today is about our favorite vegetable of the season — pumpkins. If you haven’t noticed, I’m not a big fan of actually eating these plump round veggies (hence the lack of pumpkin recipes), but I do love decorating with them. The almost unlimited variety of shapes, colors and sizes means you can probably find a spot for these veggies in almost any room around the house (inside or out). Real or faux…

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    Saturday Sparks — Patriotic Picnics

    Who doesn’t like a great patriotic picnic this time of year? And today I’m sharing a bit of inspiration to kick start your next family gathering just in time for Independence Day. So take a look at all the stars, stripes, pinwheels and red, white and blue to start planning your picnic today.

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    Saturday Sparks — The Stockings Were Hung

    Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re like me, you are in the process of gathering fun little stocking stuffers for the family that will, in turn, probably never fit into those festive little socks hanging from the mantel. Every year, I have great intentions of completely redoing our gathering of stockings with new handmade versions, but my son is now three and I’m still trying to find the time to sew him a stocking of just the right size, style and color combination. Maybe if I start the day after Christmas this year, I’ll get it done before the 2014 holiday season. In the meantime, here are…