“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


  • breakfast casserole
    In the Kitchen

    Mother’s Day Breakfast Casserole Full of Weight Watchers Love

    It’s a beautiful spring day here at The Three-Acre Wood, and I’ve been spending all of it with my sick little boy who is missing out on field day at school. The poor thing came home with Strep yesterday and now he’s stuck at home with his mama instead of his friends. I venture to say it hasn’t been all bad. We did play a game of Scrabble Jr., he watched Captain Underpants and we just polished off banana popsicles on the back deck. What more can we ask for? I know I promised you a breakfast casserole recipe earlier this week, so I finally squirreled away long enough to…

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    In the Kitchen

    Auntie E’s Cool Pea Salad

    It feels like fall is in the air, and I can hardly wait for this favorite time of year. I love the cooler temps, the changing leaves, the clothes, football and pumpkin spice. But before I put summer completely in the books, I wanted to share one last warm-weather recipe courtesy of my Aunt Eyvon in Blue Jay Hollow. While we were visiting Arkansas this summer, my Auntie E brought over a cool pea salad that was completely addictive and insanely easy to make. Last week while I was grocery shopping I suddenly had a hankerin’ for the yummy green stuff so I gave her a call in the middle of…

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    In the Kitchen

    A Real Mom’s Kitchen — Cassandra Creates Eclectic Vibe on a Budget

      Today’s Real Mom’s Kitchen belongs to Cassandra W. She’s a MOMS Club® friend of mine and I have visited her 50s eclectic vintage vibe home many times so I kind of knew what to expect from her kitchen, but learning the story of its transformation was a lot of fun. Other than being a stay-at-home (most of the time) mom, Cassandra is an actor, wedding planner, graphic designer, belly dance instructor and adjunct professor. Makes you tired just reading it, doesn’t it? So where she and her husband had the time to remodel anything, I’ll never know; but this kitchen is testament to the sheer will of a do-it-yourselfer. “My whole…

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