Pitcher and plate. Food and drink. Hearth and home. It sounds so simple, idyllic, calming. Truth is, however, that sometimes home is a muddled mess: Laundry undone, junk on the floor, people are cranky. The fridge is full but there’s nothing for dinner. I know. I understand! But here’s the thing: There’s no place like home. And if you are keeping things going on the home front – even if imperfectly – then you are giving a gift that is more important than just about anything. Read more here.
Previously on the blog…….
Are you feeling successful today? Are you feeling successful today? For me, it’s hit and miss: On a scale of 1-10, today I’m wavering around 4 to 5. Tomorrow I might be at a 9! Or a 2. Everyone wants to feel successful. I know I sure do, but the feeling of...read more
I couldn’t believe what I was being told as I stood, mouth agape, with two sets of x-rays displayed in front of me. Dental x-rays of my two daughters. Dental x-rays showing that each had a MOUTHFUL of cavities. More than I ever thought possible. A...read more
Are You That Mom? It’s the first of June. The time of year when high schoolers are graduating and getting ready to leave home. Excitement and anticipation are in the air. So is dread and depression, because Mom is facing the fact that she’ll have...read more
EDC: What is it? Here’s the description from Wikipedia: Everyday carry (EDC) or every day carry refers to items that are carried on a consistent basis to assist in dealing with normal everyday needs, including possible emergency situations. Some of the...read more
Spring arrived quite some time ago. I realized it was time to get crackin’ on planting our seeds! Spending time outdoors in the newness of the changing season renewed my appreciation for the beauty surrounding me. A new printable table grace was...read more
Can you be a vegan and not know it? Well, that’s what happened to me. Years ago our family began a vegan diet, but I didn’t realize it was a vegan diet. You see, we had become familiar with local health celebrity Dr. John McDougall and decided to get on...read more
Being thankful is always a great way to start the day, but sometimes I forget. Forget to be thankful? I know, that sounds bad. It’s not that I’m consciously ungrateful or negative. I’m just not always proactively thankful when I’m first...read more
I used to let my husband do all the grilling because the gas grill just seemed too complicated. I was afraid that the gas thing would blow up or I wouldn’t know how to turn it on or off. I definitely didn’t feel like learning how to use it, plus I’m...read more
I received something in the mail that made me feel all happy. I opened up my package from Jane Iredale, and look what I found: A sweet, plain brown box, creamy tissue paper, a personal note and a real sprig of lavender! So simple, put together with common items, and...read more
I am trying to avoid animal products for the health benefits. I know that Paleo eating is a current trend, but even though I appreciate the whole food aspect, I have trouble really believing that all of that meat is good for a body. Besides, the more I think about...read more
How do you send your children off in the morning? Are you giving them a warm beginning to their day? Do you encourage your family to dress in layers during the cold months? Is your home a place of warmth for your loved ones to return to? Warmth is something we are...read more
Looking for a simple way to add warmth to your morning? Oatmeal is a thrifty, wholesome option and a comfort food to many. Here I offer you three wonderful, easy ways to prepare it. I’ll start with traditional, but don’t be afraid to try the others. ...read more