July 22, 2014

From My Bed & Breakfast: Peach Puff Pancake Recipe

May15
This delicious peach puff pancake is the perfect blend of all my favorite breakfast treats.

Did you know it’s always been my dream to own a bed and breakfast? As a teenager, I would imagine sitting on my front porch sipping coffee with my guests. Yes, sipping coffee, swapping stories of adventure, and then parting […]

7 Highly Effective Ways to Raise Lazy and Entitled Children

May13
Simple, but Highly Effective Ways to Raise Lazy and Entitled Chidlren

As I think back over our two decades of raising children (yes, we just hit that mile marker),  I’ve often shared here on the blog how the journey towards building character in our children is exhausting, difficult, requires consistency, but […]

Our Son’s Surprise Landscaping Present to Me

May12
The process of making a swinging bed

A few weeks ago, I shared about some of our landscaping challenges and asked for your input on favorite flowers etc. Thank you so much. I have taken note and continue my list because there’s just nothing that brings such […]

A Walk Down Memory Lane & Tips for Purchasing a New Home

May9
Simple ideas for building a new Home

This post is sponsored by Lennar, the leading builder of quality new homes across the nation. At Lennar- Everything’s Included, offering the best value at an incredible price. Their homes demonstrate customer commitment by showcasing outstanding new construction and homebuilding […]

I Want To Be Her When I Grow Up: Legacy of Mothering

May7
Gathering as Extended Family

Not a day goes by when I’m not overcome with gratitude for the strong legacy that weaves through our family story. My life could have been so different and that is a fact I don’t take lightly. During my 31 […]

Hearty Garden Harvest Vegetable Soup

May2
Delicious veggies sauteing for our garden vegetable soup.

This post brought to you by Gro-ables. All opinions are 100% mine I heard light sizzling snapping from the kitchen. Sauteed in bit of olive oil, the delicious aroma of diced red onions, zucchini and squash floated through the home. […]

What’s the Best Way to Organize Digital Pictures?

May1
Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 2.10.47 PM

While digital photography has revolutionized the ease with which I can take pictures, quality pictures, it has also given me so many digital pictures on my photo cards that I rarely print them out anymore. I miss the good old […]

Quick & Easy: Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Apr28
Quick and Easy Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

I still reach for them often; those dog eared, dripped on, food stained recipe cards that symbolize a gift of years gone by. Those precious ladies took pity on me, the soon to be, new bride with not a lot […]

Skinny Chicken Soba Noodle Soup

Apr25
Chicken Soba Noodle Soup

Our family loves Asian cuisine, but what I really enjoy is having someone else make it for me.  Unfortunately, that doesn’t fit in the family budget, so slowly, I am trying to incorporate more meals with an ethnic flair. I […]

Marshmallow, Cupcake & Coffee Filter Garland: Easy Party Decor

Apr24
This adorable hanging marshmallow garland is amazing!

Inspiration is everywhere, but it’s not often that I step into a bakery and pretty much call myself at home. In fact, if I recall correctly, I hugged the owner and told her I wanted to move in, on a […]