March 27, 2014

5 Minutes, 5 Super Easy Seasoning and Rub Recipes

5 Super Easy Seasoning Mixes and Rub Recipes

Whenever friends watch me in the kitchen, I’m pretty sure I make them nervous. “How do you ever know how much seasoning to put in without measuring?”they always question. “I just taste it and keep adding until it’s right.” At […]

My Favorite Money Saving Lifestyle Magazine: All You – $5/year

All You magazine Super Savers

  Last year, I was named one of All You Magazine’s Saving Star bloggers. I shared about the issue I was featured in after I found out they “outted my age.” Yes, in blogging world, I joked about my “old […]

Turn Your Iphone Picture into a Watercolor Painting in Seconds

Turn regular pic into watercolor painting in seconds

As the snow fell, the fire burned, the hot chocolate simmered, and our family became stranded in one of the worst snowstorms to hit the South, I decided that everyone should have the opportunity to live in a postcard for […]

Strawberry Stuffed Crescent Rolls

Strawberry Filled Crescent Roll Ring

As you might know by now, I have a teeny tiny love affair with all things crescent rolls. There’s  nothing that can go wrong with those delightful creations and they are nearly impossible to mess up, even when making them […]

Creative, Fun, Family Ideas for Valentine’s Day


This is my updated list of our favorite Family Tradition Ideas for Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to check back here for more inspiration and ideas for all your holidays and celebrations. Often, the fondest childhood memories stem from family traditions […]

Sometimes I Miss it…

Spring Tulips

Sometimes I am in such a rush, that I miss out on those simple moments. The moments of beauty. The moments of silence. The moments of grace. My first Spring flowers just bloomed: two beautiful tulips. The problem? They were […]

Join Us at Becoming 2014: a Weekend of Inspiration, Creativity & Encouragement

Becoming Conference speaker

I can hardly believe that this is the fourth year of bringing a dream to reality.  As much as we all love a good blog read, I remember wanting to laugh, celebrate, and invite you all to my front porch […]

Strawberry Snickers Trifle

snicker strawberry trifle

I mentioned on the invitation to bring either a side or dessert. No need to RSVP. Who actually responds promptly these days anyhow? Sad, but true. The guests started entering, and our table began to fill with food. Lots and […]

DIY Foaming Hand Soap ($1 for an entire year of soap)

In 30 seconds and for $1, create hand foaming soap for a year

During a fit of panic,  I discovered this amazing trick.  I anticipated a large group of people any minute and went to touch up the guest bathroom. I realized that the bar of soap had been mauled by our children […]

Easy “Love Note” Muffins (Special “Any day” Tradition)

Start a special tradition with these Love Muffins. Perfect for any occasion.

Often, in this world of Pinterest perfection, we forget that it’s truly the little things that create the biggest memories. For over five years, I’ve shared my desire to build up a legacy of simple memories and traditions that become […]