Books That Inspire A Generous Heart

Books That Inspire A Generous Heart

A generous heart is not an easy thing to create in a world so filled with entitlement. Take me for example. It seems I'm reminded of things I want or "need" at every turn by friends, television, social media, the "Jones" next door. Clothes, toys, entertainment, comfort food---I've always got something on my wish list, something I "can't live without"....Read More
My Favorite Things: July 2017

My Favorite Things: July 2017

Hey there, friends! It's time for another round of my favorite things. I'd love to hear about one of your current favorites, if you'd like to share in the comment section. Hope you're having a fantastic summer! (more…)
Celebrating America On Independence Day

Celebrating America On Independence Day

My children love to celebrate holidays. All holidays. Yesterday, when my daughter realized it was the day before the 4th of July and I (shame, shame) hadn't put up any decorations, she immediately went to work searching the house for anything red, white, and blue. She was determined to celebrate! She found an appropriate-colored  tissue paper banner, which she hung...Read More
My Favorite Things: 4th of July Edition

My Favorite Things: 4th of July Edition

The 4th of July is approaching and I thought I'd take this opportunity to share a few of our favorite Family Night movies, Family Read-Aloud books, and games that motivate our family to remain actively engaged in protecting our freedoms: (more…)
Poetry Tea Party {Three Easy Steps}

Poetry Tea Party {Three Easy Steps}

Perhaps you've already heard, but Poetry Tea Parties are all the rage! We don't have them as often as I would like to in our home, but that seems to make them all the more special in the eyes of my children. Fortunately, when I do decide to have them, they are a cinch to put together. Three Easy Steps...Read More
A Morning In The Rose Garden

A Morning In The Rose Garden

A visit to the community Rose Garden had us mesmerized with the beauty of God's creations. The kids photographed the flowers and did some sketching in their notebooks. The irrigating limited us somewhat, but we were still able to capture the beauty and peacefulness of the garden. While the kids were enthralled with the flowers, I couldn't keep my eyes...Read More
My Favorite Things: June 2017

My Favorite Things: June 2017

1. Wondering what I might make with Amy Gibson's new fabric collection. What gorgeous designs and colors! What do you think? https://www.fatquartershop.com/meriwether-fat-quarter-bundle (more…)
Family. Friends. Food. Fun.

Family. Friends. Food. Fun.

Loved this Facebook message I received in my inbox today from a friend who has a heart for connection: We are are BBQ-ing this evening and want our friends to join us! We'll have homemade ice-cream too!! Here are the details: Time: 5pm  Address: ***** Bring: Your own meat and buns for your family and a side to share. We...Read More
Social Media Inspiration

Social Media Inspiration

Need some hospitality inspiration? We've got you covered! Check out our social media links at the top of the page for a steady supply of recipes, experiences, and creative ideas: Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook. Have a favorite way to bring people together? Please share!          
Are Your Neighbors Also Your Friends?

Are Your Neighbors Also Your Friends?

Do you know your neighbors? A stroll to the park this evening with my children led me to cross paths with a neighbor I haven't seen in a while. She and I visited on a park bench while our kids kicked a soccer ball back and forth on the grass behind us. We began with the typical chit-chat: "Beautiful weather!"...Read More