Oven-Baked Onion Rings
Oven-Baked Onion Rings
Sunflower and Sequins Shaker Card
Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage
Country Cuteness from Mom’s Garage
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“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley


  • headed to church
    Life as I Know It

    Are You, or You, or You Headed to Church?

    Sometimes on Sunday mornings as I drive or ride to church, I like to imagine who else on the road is making their way to worship. While sitting at a red light or waiting my turn at a stop sign, I try to peek into the cars around me to see if someone’s clothes or the look on their faces might give me a clue to their destinations. I realize ties and smiles are not accurate indicators of someone’s path to church, but it’s all I have to work with unless I spy a “Jesus is my copilot” bumper sticker (and even at that, one never knows). My boys and…

  • career change
    Life as I Know It

    The Leaves Aren’t the Only Thing Changing Around Here

    Whew! What a whirlwind autumn it has been here at the Three-Acre Wood, as usual; but with the addition of another iron to my fire I’m further behind than usual. This seems to be a common (self-inflicted) problem for my falls. Does anyone else pile way too much on their plates this time of year??? Okay, so yes, the havoc in my home has been mostly on me this last month, but it’s all been for a good cause. . . I hope. After eight years as a stay-at-home mom I’m now in the midst of making a career change (as if my former lives as first a high school…

  • second grade
    Mama Moments

    Just How Grown Up is a Second Grader?

    Yesterday evening was “meet your teacher night” at my son’s school and today is our last official day of summer. Wow! I have absolutely no idea where it all went. Okay, so I have a few suspicions, but I probably won’t own up to the fact that I tried to cram way too much good stuff into a mere two and a half months (and I might do the same thing next year *grin*). As usual, my son was a bit anxious about the school year but after he located his classroom, met his teacher and recognized a few peers he is now a bit more eager to get second…