We Deck the Halls With Soggy Sheet Music

Deck the halls with sheet music!
Everyone in the blogosphere and on social media is all "Look at my gorgeous and stunning Christmas decor!" and I'm standing over here in my living room like, "Hey, you can use leftover ornament hooks to air dry sopping wet sheet music!" What?! Yeah. It's been one of those days. Continue Reading

Make Hard Cider Apple Sangria for the Holidays

Apple Cranberry Sparkling Sangria
Sparkling Apple Cranberry Sangria is a delightful party punch with a nice balance of tart and sweet, and it’s sure to be a hit at Christmas parties and new year celebrations. Wherever you serve it, be sure to raise a glass and toast to the joys of the season. Never stop counting the blessings in your midst! Continue Reading

Celebrate Fall Flavors with Sausage Stuffed Pumpkin

Slow Cooker Sausage Stuffed Pumpkin
The season is brimming with pumpkin everything! We love pumpkin spice coffee and creamers, we crave pumpkin pies, cookies — even scented candles. This recipe celebrates the season with slow-cooked pumpkin as an ingredient and a serving vessel! Continue Reading

You Need This for Simply Delicious Weeknight Dinners

The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook by Mary Younkin of BarefeetInTheKitchen.com
When dinner is delayed and the house is a mess ... when you've been driving and chauffeuring your way through endless days of music lessons or ball practice or medical appointments ... when you're tired and the people who inhabit your space have the audacity to expect a meal, you need The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook — Simple Family-friendly Recipes for Everyday Home Cooking. Continue Reading

Living in the shadow

These clouds brought to mind the words "shadow of the Almighty" and then, "only the Shadow knows" and then, "Living in the shadows." So I opened up Psalm 91 and read this: He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. 3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his ... Continue Reading

Beauty Finds A Way

This fungi is a woodland masterpiece on a rainy morning.
Last year — and the year before — this beautiful fungus appeared. Previously it grew out of the top of the stump, but this year its appearance has gone south, literally. It is different, but still beautiful. Its circumstances have changed, but it hangs onto purpose and sends up the usual frills. Perhaps it mourns the loss of position, but it makes the best of the situation and carries on. Beauty always finds a way. Continue Reading