12 Days of Christmas: Sneak Peek!

  Before you make your Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Free Trade Tuesday plans, check out these amazing shops! Supporting small businesses and shopping handmade has become such a great way to give back to your community and to encourage the entrepreneurial spirits of local artisans. That’s why, starting the day after […]

Turkey and Dumpling Soup

The Thanksgiving meal was a favorite in my family growing up. And it didn’t have to be the 4th Thursday in November for us to enjoy it either. Turkey and all the fixings was often a Sunday meal, and Mom was always good at using the leftovers in other ways throughout the week, one of […]

Wedding Registry: Tips, Etiquette, and Checklist

image source  Before running out the door with my fiancee to begin our wedding registry, my mother-in-law smiled to herself and said aloud that she wished brides had a second chance at their registries 10 years into marriage because tastes change, experience is gained, and a little wisdom has settled in. Confident I knew what […]

Christmas Gifts for Toddlers

You’ll have to forgive my posting about Christmas before Thanksgiving. You see, we’ve already celebrated Thanksgiving, and my little girl’s birthday is next week. So I’m in full out Christmas dreaming mode. A tree is probably in our very near future. Besides, I haven’t purchased a birthday present for Aletheia yet {procrastinating is my thing}, […]

Disconnect //A Day Unplugged

“Grant me to feel thee in fire, and food, and every providence,  and to see that thy many gifts and creatures are but thy hands and fingers taking hold of me.”  Valley of Vision p. 11  The past 6 months have been an especially difficult time with a lot of ups and downs. And seasons […]

Thanksgiving Round Up

Thanksgiving is in two weeks! My advice? Read THIS, and enjoy every day of the next two weeks. Don’t get lost in the hurry. Store up Moments. Keep things simple. I’ve begun a collection of Thanksgiving inspiration on PINTEREST that you’re welcome to browse if you’re looking for ideas. Here you’ll find a few of […]

living with migraines //encouragement for the chronically ill

{image via Pinterest} Darkness. Silence. Cold. Stillness. The strategies are always the same for migraine warfare. Those who’ve ever fought that battle know what it takes – from you and out of you. They know the routine and the absolute necessity of those weapons. It’s a battle I’ve fought hundreds of times. In fact, I’m willing […]

Roasted Red Provence Potatoes

As seen on Relay Foods’ blog All is well in my world when there are potatoes on the menu. I love them in just about any form, but give me a crispy, well seasoned, roasted red potato, and I’ll neglect just about everything else on my plate. I thought this dish couldn’t get any better, […]

Maple Glazed Autumn Snack Mix

As seen on Relay Foods’ BLOG It’s your week to provide snacks for your child’s class! Yay you! But when you take in to consideration the criteria for school-approved classroom snacks, the options seem pretty narrow. I don’t know about you, but “doesn’t require refrigeration” and “nut free” are two stipulations required by most schools […]

“Kodak Moments”

When I first picked up a camera and began to find my love for photography, I developed a bent for the “overgramming” life before instagram was even a thing. Every varied expression of my child’s face, every plate of food, vegetable, leaf, date, smile, and celebration had to be chronicled and uploaded. For me, every moment was […]