20 Ways to Make Someone You Love Feel Special
| |

20 Ways to Make Someone You Love Feel Special

We always make time for the important things in life: eating, showering, watching TV, but if we find ourselves not making time for our loved ones, our relationships start to suffer.  By not making time, we are letting our loved ones know that they aren’t as important to us as we may profess. If someone…

The Perfect Apple Dip for Fall
| | | |

The Perfect Apple Dip for Fall

Fall has definitely arrived here in Eastern Kentucky. Our trees have lost most of their leaves and the kids – especially my grandsons are really enjoying raking leaves and then jumping in the piles! We eat a lot of fruit, and you know, fruit tastes best when it’s in season – and fall means apples!…

James and Hannah’s Wedding
| |

James and Hannah’s Wedding

On April 17, 2016 my son married his precious bride, Hannah Claire. {I’m calling her Hannah Claire because my 15 year old daughter’s name is also Hannah and it can get a little confusing!) The wedding was the loveliest wedding I have ever attended. Everything was just perfect. My daughter Emily played the music for the…

Inexpensive Ideas for Winter Fun
| | |

Inexpensive Ideas for Winter Fun

Cheap or Free Winter Activities Winter is a difficult time for keeping not only kids, but the whole family, from going stir crazy. Of course there are great activities that can be done during the winter months but it can take a little bit of creativity to really come up with some good cheap or…

Easy Drop Cookies
| | | | | |

Easy Drop Cookies

I have this thing for cookies. Honestly, cookies are one of my weaknesses. Okay, let me restate that. Homemade cookies are one of my weaknesses. Drop cookies are some of my favorites because they are so easy to whip up. Here’s a list of really yummy looking – easy – drop cookies you can make…

Thankful for Motherhood
| | |

Thankful for Motherhood

Every day, I wake up and thank God for my kids. I thank Him that we are all safe, alive, and together. I know it is a blessing. But motherhood hasn’t always been easy – okay so maybe it’s never been easy. If you know my story, you know that I was faced with a…

Music in the Air {Day 57}
| | | | |

Music in the Air {Day 57}

From Chaos to Calm: Day 57 Scripture Memory: “My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.” Psalm 71:23     Do you like to sing? Music adds so much to life. Well, I should say, good music adds much to life. What kind of music do you listen to?…

Hospitality and Your Family {Day 53}
| | | | |

Hospitality and Your Family {Day 53}

  From Chaos to Calm: Day 53 Scripture Memory: “Rejoice with them that do rejoice.” Romans 12:15 Sometimes being really hospitable takes planning. By keeping a monthly calendar and making notes for yourself ahead of time, birthdays and special occasions won’t sneak up on you. Hospitality and Your Family      I have known women who…

Dr Pepper Baked Beans & Franks
| | | |

Dr Pepper Baked Beans & Franks

There’s nothing quite like rooting for your home team. Whether it’s your favorite college football team, little league team, or the local high school – cheering your favorite team on to the win – or consoling each other after a loss is just part of American heritage and it builds community. At our house, we love…