Happy Thanksgiving!

If you’re looking for some quick printable activities to occupy the kiddos while the cooking happens, check out the neat ones here at   Have a wonderful holiday celebration with the ones you love!

Featured Recipe

Hazel's Yummy Gluten Free Bread

Hazel’s Gluten-Free Bread

As promised many days ago, here's my momma's wonderful gluten-free bread recipe. Her gluten-free flour recipe is included at the bottom. If you like, you can mix it in a bread machine or with a Kitchen-Aid. This bread is especially fabulous … [Read More...]

Parenting Feature

The granite I chose

How can it be almost Thanksgiving?

I wanted to show you a sample of the granite we chose for our current house's kitchen remodel.  Our cabinets will not be quite so grand looking.  But they are a white shaker style cabinet fairly similar to the photo, and we are reusing dark drawer … [Read More...]

Recent Posts

The Reception

The rest of the summer

Wow, the wedding was fun!  It all went off without a hitch and during the whole evening everywhere it seemed like people were having a good time. It was an amazing atmosphere, and Jared and Erika just shone joy the whole day.  It was wonderful. Here’s a shot of the seating area, all ready for […]

At the practice

Happy Wedding!

Jared and Erika’s wedding was yesterday, and it was lovely! Here are a few highlights. Click on any photo to enlarge– and trust me– they are way better enlarged. 



The wedding is THIS weekend, which means we spent Monday scurrying to find clothes for John, and shoes for Julianna, and wood for a project to beautify the reception area. In there I also managed to fit a panic attack over my clothing choice for the big day, complete with buying two other dresses that […]

Joy, joy, joy

Joy, joy, joy

I haven’t done a Sunday song in a long time, but when I heard this one the other day, I knew I needed to share it. Enjoy!

See that green egg?

Also this week…

The bad news is, turns out this is NOT a week for frequent blogging.  Along with two full night shifts, and half a night when OB was short-staffed and I helped out for a bit,  I got to do two days of ACLS (advanced cardiac life support) certification. The good news is  if you collapse […]

Barstool ideas for every budget

Barstools for every budget

Can you believe it– a 3rd post in one week??  I think this part time work is agreeing with my blog!  The other day I was on Pinterest and got fixated on bar stools, and in the process I found so many fun style that I thought it’d be fun to share my finds here. […]

June Stitch Fix

My latest Stitch Fix

My latest Stitch Fix arrived this weekend, and tho I’m not modeling any of this for you, I snapped a quick picture so you could see what I got. The tank top in the center, though fitting on top ended up being a little small in the hips– very sad since I LOVE the style.  […]


Night owl again

Friday and Saturday were my first two night shifts. The first night went pretty well, though I was tired, and also discouraged to see that EVERYONE on night shift is yawning often by 4 AM, no matter how seasoned they are to night shift. Bah. I guess I had hoped it was possible to not […]

Inside Out

Inside Out

This week we took Emily and Julianna to see the new Pixar movie Inside Out (trailer here).  It’s a movie that goes into the head of an 11 year old girl during a time of turmoil in her life.  She and her family have just moved to a new city, and she is struggling to […]

Cousin fun at camp

summer plans

Whew!  It feels like I’ve gotten to a place this summer where (hopefully) there will be a bit more breathing room.  I’ve finally made it through orientation to PART-time (2 days/week) work. The home-school conference is done.  And church camp is behind us too, including that part where I supervised 5 days of meals for […]