Category: FOR THE HOME

Three Ingredient Cookies

No one likes to go digging around for old recipes… or old posts on the blog, so I decided to repost the recipe for this very simple cookie recipe.  A friend gave it to me quite awhile ago, and I’ve used it to try all kinds of variations–the possibilities are endless!  It’s an easy one…

Transitional Traditions

tra·di·tion the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs,  information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice. Traditions are neither good or bad, per se… Each person chooses what they want to observe in their traditions.  We have old traditions and can begin new ones. Many families have what they would call their “traditional” Thanksgiving meal, and we are no exception.

Getting a Grip (Small things can make a big difference!)

I’m not obsessing or anything, but I am loving what a difference drawer pulls and cabinet knobs can make! It’s such an easy way to update furniture, and now they’re easier than ever to find! It all started for me when my daughter and son-in-law bought a new house and I walked into the gorgeous…

Playing Defense When We Should Be On the Offense

This is the topic no one seems to want to talk about–Girls or Guys.  Moms or Dads.  Parents or teenagers. Girls get defensive and guys run. I know I’m tackling this at my own risk, but this is a topic that, the more I study Scripture and research the topic, the more passionate I’ve become.…

Talk about “Coincidence”: Seriously?

I’m struggling. Like many of you, I grieve for the families in Oklahoma and all those connected to them. Life is a woven tapestry of joy and pain and this week has taken me the full gamut of emotions. I am not even remotely convinced that these life events, or any random activity that we are involved…

My Kind of Clean

“Cleanliness is next to godliness” NOT! It’s not even in the Bible, so where did that come from? Here’s what I found! http://donnaperuginichildrensauthor.com/2011/03/03/where-did-the-saying-cleanliness-is-next-to-godliness-come-from/ When I saw this phrase posted on Pinterest, I just had to design one of my own… My interpretation of clean has definitely changed over the years–from a newlywed trying to make…

DIY Spring: When the weather doesn’t cooperate

The first of the daffodils are blooming, and I’m inspired! Puxatony Phil sure failed this year, and according to the “news” reports, he is facing criminal charges and possibly the death penalty!  Wow, really?  No fear, I’m sure it’s a joke, but for this warm weather person, having snow the week before Easter is not funny! I…