November 24, 2015

Easy Ideas for a Wonderful Housewarming


I remember our first home gathering as a couple. I was over the top excited to welcome our friends. We lived in a tiny apartment, but it had its own door out onto the grass, so it felt like just […]

Easy Ways to Share Spontaneous Hospitality


I finished leading the last worship song and it just kind of came out, “I know it is last minute, but after the service today, I’d love to invite you all over for lunch. I have some chili on the […]

Pizza & Doritos: Why Can’t Every Night be an Eating by Candlelight Night?


As small children, the five senses are drilled into us during our preschool years – sight, smell, sound, taste and touch, yet as we reach adulthood, we often forget their importance. Within our loving, fun, chaotic home, I am passionate […]

15 Minute Party Planning Ideas: Use What You Have


I’m in a season of choosing my “Yeses” wisely. In fact, the summer is nearly over, our son goes off to collage in just a few weeks and I’ve watched days turn to weeks, turn to months and those moments […]

Marshmallow, Cupcake & Coffee Filter Garland: Easy Party Decor


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 […]

Favorite Brunch Ideas & Hospitality from the Heart


“Here, Mom, I picked these pretties for our party,” our young daughter exclaimed as her clutched hands pushed forth a wild flower weeds and daffodil mixture bouquet from our garden. Her proud, precious face burst with excitement because her afternoon […]

15 Minute Party Planning Ideas


There’s something about gathering with friends that I just adore. Whether it’s friends that you’ve known for decades, who get you and love you regardless of the bedlam your life entails, or whether it’s new friends sharing their love of […]

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


I can hardly believe that we’ve reached another year of bringing a dream to reality.  As much as we all love a good blog read, I want to share life with you in person.  I want to laugh, celebrate, and […]

Are You Holiday Hosting Ready? Some Simple Encouragement


It’s unbelievable to think that our family’s annual mountain Thanksgiving trip to the tree farm is in the past. Where has the fall flown? With Thanksgiving falling one week later, it’s a little overwhelming to think of all that needs […]

The Party That Will Never Be Pinned


The time had come when I was finally going to do it up right.  A party deemed worthy of scrapbook status or, might I dare, Pinterest? No more last-minute decorations. No more Krispy Kreme Donut cakes. No more email only […]

Finally Fall – Home Decor Ideas


For years, our home was the place to be during the fall. With lots of land and a huge bon fire pit, hay rides, bon fires and s’mores welcomed our fall guests with all that autumn has to offer. With […]

Simple Pleasures (Tasty Tuesday)


We cranked the kitchen music to The Sound of Music’s “Favorite Things.” We twirled and danced and sang at the top of our lungs. My girl and me. She loved it. I loved it. We giggled and were silly and […]

It’s All About the Cake: Krispy Kreme Cake


Teen Age Birthday Party Ideas on a Budget With five children, we have definitely hosted our share of parties – birthday parties, going away parties, graduation parties,bridal “parties,” Just Because parties, and probably every category not listed. There’s nothing better […]

Won’t You Join Me?


There’s a soft subtle breeze that whispers through the tree tops. The crickets, frogs, birds, and a host of other creatures I try to identify without success bellow a cacophony of instrumentation that I haven’t heard in months. It’s a […]

We all Dream of a Backyard Oasis (+$25 Gift Card Giveaway)


Our home is nestled amongst twelve acres of wooded beauty, complete with our neighbor’s horse that comes and visits us like clock work every single morning. So many days, I’ve sat on our back deck with my morning coffee and […]

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