“Oh praise the one who fights for me and shields my soul eternally”! Continue reading Don’t Despair…
I had my first cooking class yesterday; it was great! The class is done in an online format. I was a little skeptical of how much I would get out of it, having never taken an online class before. However, it was really well organized, and it felt like I was right back in the university. I graduated from college when online courses were just … Continue reading Food for the Soul
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….
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
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
This year I did not even feel like I was waiting on spring. Winter never came. In the Ohio Valley it was mostly mild. There were some days of rain and no measurable snow. I miss snow. While driving home from work last week I actually thought out-loud, “Winter will be here soon- What? No, it’s March, and we missed it!” These days the seasons … Continue reading Spring: Something New!
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
A very easy way to celebrate and decorate! Continue reading Don’t forget Thanksgiving!
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
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