Guest Post: The Connection Between Food and Family (Recipe included)

Guest Post: The Connection Between Food and Family (Recipe included)

The Comfort of Risotto So grateful to Natalie from www.everydaynatalie.com for sharing this guest post about the connection between family and food. What is the first food that comes to mind when you think of family? What is your signature dish? Have you thought about recording those memories and that recipe here for your posterity to enjoy? What better way...Read More
Kitchen Chemistry Class

Kitchen Chemistry Class

My kids have been having fun learning about the Periodic Table. I decided to put together a kitchen chemistry class to allow them to put their new knowledge to the test. I googled some ideas and came up with a couple I thought would work well. We made our own indicator to test the pH of different household products: an...Read More
A Neighbors Table

A Neighbors Table

This is amazing! A Neighbors Table. This is my dream. I will make it happen, I will, I will!! Both the article and podcast are awe-inspiring...if you're into this sort of thing. I love that Sarah is an introvert (like me!), that she has ugly orange Formica countertops (mine are an ugly blue), and that she doesn't have a lot...Read More
Arise, Sit Down, and Be Made Whole

Arise, Sit Down, and Be Made Whole

Arise. Sit Down. Say what? What exactly is it that you want me to do? Should I  stand, or shall I sit? I'm referring to the scripture found in Isaiah 52:2. My children and I got a good laugh out of the verse because, after all, the command does sound a bit ridiculous. I mean, who wants to stand up, only...Read More
Time For Tea

Time For Tea

Spring is just around the corner, making it the perfect time to start planning a tea party--a simple, relaxing occasion perfectly designed for the creation of genuine connections. Shiloah of Thehomemaking-cottage.com shares her tea party experience here:  Time For Tea Doesn't her scone recipe sound delicious?!
Safe and Happy Neighborhoods

Safe and Happy Neighborhoods

Some time ago I sat with a city councilman and other members of the community to discuss how we might improve our neighborhoods. "We need more police presence in our neighborhoods," someone suggested right away. Most everyone agreed. I sat back in my seat and listened to their argument. When they were finished discussing the idea of increasing the police...Read More
The Secret of Hospitality

The Secret of Hospitality

The planning of an event is always unpredictable, with unexpected twists and turns along the way, but, somehow, through means I don't fully understand, the event always turns out perfectly. The planning of a recent Fall Potluck proved no different. Case in point. The glass jug of apple cider I was excited to serve during dinner fell and shattered on...Read More
Where Do I Even Start?

Where Do I Even Start?

Connecting with others can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be difficult. If you haven't stopped by Heather's blog at Beakersandbachblog.com, you should. She has a beautiful way of putting words on paper--words of inspiration, healing, and hope. In her latest post she shares three simple ways to create community. Which idea might you in corporate into your life...Read More
Miracles

Miracles

"It was a difficult time, but it was a beautiful time." That's what she said about the time earlier this year when she nearly lost her life. It was dusk when our paths met--- she and her husband out walking the dog, my husband and I on our way to the mailbox. Neighbors for the past 16 years, we first...Read More
A Day In The Life: March/April 2016

A Day In The Life: March/April 2016

Daughters hosted a Tea Party 2. Designing mudcakes in the backyard 3. DD#2 Nature Photography 4. DD#2 Nature Photography 5. Son's Bob Ross painting