October 20, 2017

Creating a Tablescape: Tablescape Ideas

Aug5

When I threw out my “30 days of intentional living” idea, many of you said, “Count me in.” As I ponder and think through what my goals are for that month, I am the first to understand that encouraging you […]

Hospitality…who would ever have thought…

Aug3

Encouraging spontaneous hospitality last weekend yielded a wonderful evening with family and new friends. There’s just something about root beer floats that bring out memories of sweet family moments gone by. No “screen time” was allowed, so the kids attempted […]

Spontaneous Hospitality

Aug1

Summer should be a time of lazy days by the pool, cook outs with friends and special family get togethers. I wish I could speak to all the above, but our summer is just flying by in a frenzy, and […]

Growing Asparagus Plants in My Garden

Jun4

It’s this time of year when the first fruits of my garden (or literally vegetables) are coming to fruition. When I go to water my precious plants, I still have a spring in my step and I haven’t been burned […]

So you can’t open my blog? Well, Coupons have reloaded

Jun1

How’s that for a professional title?It has come to my attention that many of you can’t open my blog or are having problems with your internet.I AM SO SAD…I miss you!! The reason for the glitch? Certain versions of Internet […]

How to Set a Beautiful Table

May19

 One of the homemaking skills I am working on with our daughters is the ability to set a nice table – both functionally and beautifully. In the day and age where dinner is done in a dash, and paper plates […]

Frugal Living – Fox News Segment

Apr2

Many of you that live out of state have requested that I put the link up here so that you can watch it. Now, you can chuckle with me. Just don’t look too closely. 🙂 Personally, I am thrilled that […]

Organizing the Kitchen Pantry (for my stockpile)

Mar2

In the last two weeks, I have had tremendous success with matching up the sales flyers with my coupons, thus enabling me to stock up on quite a few things that I typically don’t purchase. While the stockpiling benefits allow […]

Sharing the bedroom bedlam in my “haven”

Nov12

Since  I passionately pursue creating a “haven of hospitality,” I thought I would share one aspect where I am consistently struggle. You remember one of my last guests, don’t you? Yes, only at my haven would I have that happen. […]

Looking out my back yard

Nov10

Every day when I glance out my French doors, I have the joy of seeing our friend come to say “hi.” Do you see her? She is wanting us to come out and play.There are downsides for this city girl […]

Traditions – Your Family Story with a twist

Nov8

Hi dear blogging friends – I covet your prayers this weekend as I am doing a booth at our city’s Holiday Market. This is one of those huge holiday shopping extravaganza’s where 20,000 people pack in like sardines for a […]

A Little of This and a Little of That

Aug21

My hubby shared a unique and special evening last night with my nephew as he and many other men of influence in my nephew’s circle were asked to gather for a “Christian” Bar Mitzvah posted by his dad (my bro). […]

Spirit of Hospitality

Aug13

Update on computer woes…It seems that I have approximately 2 minutes before my sick computer throws up.So sad for me, but it sure does keep the computer time in check. My hubby can’t get to it till this weekend, so […]