Intentionally Giving It to God


Years and years ago, during one particular rough time in my life, I wrote down a goal. I was sick of being stuck in a pattern, which for me was trying to get approval from my corporate environment.

Pumpkin Potato Soup


I never thought I would like pumpkin soup. As a kid, I didn’t care for pumpkin all that much. Funny how your tastes change. This soup has evolved… I kept changing it and changing it and now I think I’m ready to share it.

Cute Paris Curtains


We’re getting settled, adjusting to our new place, and I’m happy because I finally found a use for some material I bought years ago. I can’t even remember where I got this stuff, but I’ve had it for about a decade. I couldn’t toss it out because I thought it was so cute. Can you [...]

More Minis


You know I’ve been painting these mini canvases (did some a few weeks ago, too) to add to the border of my office. They’ll be along the top of the room. I’m using them for inspiration and to get back into the swing of things with my mixed media art. It’s been a few very [...]

Saving Fall Leaves

fall leaves

Oh, how I love fall. I love everything about it… the weather, the colors, the falling leaves… And what I like to do is use those leaves for crafting and scrapbooking. I have a page in one of my scrapbooks that shows my husband outside blowing leaves, and the picture is so cool and then [...]

Bookworm Gardens


We recently stumbled upon the most adorable little place called Bookworm Gardens. We got there really by accident, but when I saw it had book-related stuff plus the glass and metal garden work I love so much, I knew we had to make a stop.

5 Family Traditions to Start Today


What better way to create a deeper bond with the members of your family than with new traditions? These are opportunities for everyone, young and old, to take part in a shared family activity.

Best Ways to Meet Singles In Fall

meeting singles in fall

The shifting leaves and cool breezes of autumn signify a change in the air. Why not take inspiration from that and change up your dating routine as well?

Stuff I Love: Veggetti, IKEA Cart, and More


If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time you’ve noticed I do a poor writer’s version of Oprah’s favorite things. Except, these are mine. Many of them are not expensive. (Hence, poor writers can afford them.) Here’s the things I am grooving on lately. The Veggetti I thought this thing was so [...]