1944 ~ A War Christmas Story

Today I want to share a beautiful and uplifting Christmas story that my family often listens to on Christmas morning. It is a true story told by Michael Ballam on his “Music and the Mind” CD. Most of the world was in turmoil on Christmas Eve, 1944. World War II was being fought and in addition […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Continue Reading · 0

Award Winning Clam Chowder

There are a lot of clam chowder recipes out there, all claiming to be the best. But really, this is the BEST EVER.  This particular chowder is: 1} my husband’s specialty recipe ~ he can whip it up in 45 minutes flat and he has perfected it 2} not only award-winning, but prize-winning ~ it […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Continue Reading · 22

Woven Holidays

Thanksgiving ~ Christmas ~ New Year I love the weaving of gratitude ~ Christ ~ redemption ~ resolution that these three holidays present for us. Regarding Thanksgiving, I love: having the spirit of gratitude in my heart and focusing on all that I have been blessed with spending days planning and preparing for Thanksgiving dinner […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Continue Reading · 6

{Healthy} Pumpkin Bars

Well, hello there.  For one last time this year fall pumpkin love was calling me to make something pumpkin ~ perhaps pumpkin bars ~ perhaps {healthy} pumpkin bars. After looking at a lot of cooking blogs I see that I am not unique in my affection for anything made with pumpkin this time of year. […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Continue Reading · 4

Porch Pumpkins

Yes, I know Thanksgiving is over and most of you are probably thinking about Christmas decorations, but I’m not yet.  I still have these pumpkins on my front porch and I’m savoring the last days of November and fall before I start thinking Christmas and winter. Which brings me to this question: Does anyone out […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Continue Reading · 2

Delicious Breadtwists

These Delicious Breadtwists are the perfect breadstick to eat with soup, spaghetti, a salad, or just to dip into a marinara sauce or ranch dressing.   PrintDelicious Breadtwists Ingredients1-1/2 cups warm water 2 tablespoons sugar (or honey) 1 tablespoon instant yeast 3-1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 2-3 tablespoons melted butter minced garlic (optional) kosher […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Continue Reading · 1

Excerpts from George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation “Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor;… “Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Continue Reading · 4

The Happiness Project

I just finished reading The Happiness Project. Have any of you read it? Have you started your own Happiness Project?       The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin         Gretchen Rubin wanted to change her life without changing her life. Meaning, she wanted to change her behaviors and attitudes while living […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Continue Reading · 2

Homemade Applesauce

Because new crop apples in the fall are so crisp and delicious we buy them by the box at a local fruit stand. In addition to snacking on them,  I have been using the apples to make applesauce ~ one of our fall favorites. Made chunky with maple syrup instead of sugar, and cinnamon and nutmeg, it is […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Continue Reading · 2

Getting Started

{The above garden flowers are in remembrance of my refined grandmother who also loved beautiful things.} I have always said that I hope I can grow old gracefully. I want to be refined in all that I say and think and do. I have always thought elegant women in their “older” years are the most […]

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Continue Reading · 6

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes