August 24, 2014

The Power of a Blessing Your Children

Jun27
The-Power-of-a-Blessing

My eyes perused our front porch. Scattered throughout sat men and their families. From all backgrounds and walks of life, these men symbolized the legacy and heritage of time well spent. Men of discipline, men of character, men who invested […]

Easy Butterscotch Torte

Jun23
Layers of delicious flavors make this Butterscotch Torte a perfect indulgence.

Do you love browsing old church cookbooks as much as I do? Honestly, one of my favorite recipes come from sweet Edna and Edith’s collections . Those ladies know how to cook and they understand the definition of comfort food […]

No Bake Chocolate Eclair Cake

Jun20
Such a delicious and easy dessert. Perfect for days you don't want to heat the oven

It’s hovering at 92 degrees here in NC and our upstairs air conditioning has been out for weeks. Yes, adding more freon didn’t work, so it’s a whole new unit for this family and apparently, every air conditioning repairman has […]

What Are Your Monthly Food Costs? Chime in.

Jun18
Stuffed Shells

This past month has been a whirlwind of emotion. Our two eldest sons have now officially left the nest. Our eldest has a summer internship and our second son has started college football/summer school. Yes, two children in college is […]

Chocolate Covered Blueberries: Healthy Treat

Jun11
So easy and delicious - Chocolate Covered Blueberries

As I look at the NC temps, summer is upon us and that means pool, shorts and tank tops  are calling. Unfortunately, I let my love of all things carbs, sugar and calories have their way with me over the […]

Glazed Apple Bread

Jun9
Keep diced apples on hand for any number of recipes

There are certain foods in which you can’t just stop at one piece. You try. You really do, but they are just that good! You tell yourself that you will cut one small serving size and then walk away. You […]

Cute DIY Summer Gift Wrapping Ideas

Jun6
Dress up your package in these adorable DIY gift wrap ideas.

As a child, one of my favorite aunts always used newspaper print to wrap my birthday presents, adorned with her signature magic marker calligraphy. I thought it was fun, quirky, and definitely unique to my aunt. As I grew up, […]

A Peek Around Our Place, New Flooring and Home Goals

Jun4
Beautiful Mohawk flooring

Giggles echoed from the edge of the family room. The girls circled up, creating wonders with their Magic Looms, while the guys munched on chips and salsa at the kitchen table. Throughout our home, conversations erupted; the stories shared and […]

Save Money on Buying a Car

Jun2
Important information to know before making your next car purchase. Be informed and save money $$

I remember the day well. My first car purchase. All grown up and living on my own, I didn’t know what I didn’t know and I fell for every sincere sounding bit of advice the dealer told me. He had […]

Easily Divide Hosta and Daylilies (and have free plants for life)

May28
Follow these simple tips and have free plants for life

For the last few months, we’ve been tackling just a bit of our backyard bedlam. Just to make you all feel better about your yard, I showed you just how aggressively the weeds had taken over. I shared that the […]