Don’t Despair…

“Oh praise the one who fights for me and shields my soul eternally”! Continue reading Don’t Despair…


Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks….

Well, this week I am going to be embarking on something new! Vegetarian and vegan cooking classes.  Now, I am not a vegetarian myself, and I am definitely not vegan.  However, I find that I want to eat healthier with my daughter, and the truth is I need some more tools to do that well.  My husband and I also got the opportunity to volunteer … Continue reading Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks….

Purge-Finding Peace While Spring Cleaning

In trying to keep to my promise of focusing more on Jesus this Easter season, I purged my closet today! Yes, I know you must be thinking that these things could not possibly be related.  Let me explain…. Each week I feel as if I am being overtaken by my clothes: clean clothes, dirty clothes, old maternity clothes, accessories, socks that don’t match, the list … Continue reading Purge-Finding Peace While Spring Cleaning

Springtime Chicken Noodle Soup

Spring!  The flowers blooming, the birds chirping the weather getting warmer and my allergies once again raising havoc on my life! C’est la vie! I love the beauty of springtime.  However, my allergies are usually in full-force this time of year.  Unlike some allergies that can be kept at bay with over the counter meds, mine always seem to immediately snowball into a sinus infection. … Continue reading Springtime Chicken Noodle Soup

Finding Motivation and Endurance

Almost every year out of the past several, I have ran the Thanksgiving Day Race in our city.  These Turkey day races have become popular all over the country and are always a fun way to start the holiday season.  I am not a runner.  So, committing to do this 10K run every year is definitely a stretch for me.  When my husband and I got … Continue reading Finding Motivation and Endurance

Flower Centerpiece- under ten dollars

I love flowers! In my mind, the more flowers the better.  The problem is that flowers are by no means cheap.  This is especially true when trying to create a full and plush bouquet for a dinning centerpiece. It is a misconception that only the most beautiful and expensive flowers can look unique and striking.  In this arrangement, I have include two very inexpensive and … Continue reading Flower Centerpiece- under ten dollars

Simple Entertaining Southwest Pumpkin Chili & Pecan Salad

Pumpkin spice seems to be everywhere these days.  However, if you’re looking for something a little more savory than that Pumpkin Spice Latte, you may want to try my Southwest Pumpkin Chili recipe.  This is a great, simple meal to prepare for a fall weekend night with friends or for the family on a Sunday afternoon. What’s great about Chili is that you can make it … Continue reading Simple Entertaining Southwest Pumpkin Chili & Pecan Salad