Thirty-three Days of 2021

Each year I set a goal to finish decorating by the first day of advent. As I type the house is nearly finished but the plastic tubs are everywhere and the laundry untouched! Advent is a time to slow down and prepare for the best gift of all. After missing so many Christmas events last…

Look what I made!

I love it when my recipe looks like the picture! I swap ingredients a lot because of food allergies and the final product doesn’t alway match the picture! I’ve always said that taste is more important than looks but it’s even better when it looks like the original recipe. This recipe is from Vegetarian Cooking…

It’s Fall Y’all

And just like that it’s Fall 🍁Somehow the summer flew by and the cooler temperatures are setting up a beautiful autumn 🍂 We are in full fall schedule with school, church, and swim while trying to cook and do homework each night. I try to cook ahead as much as I can roasting veggies and…

Memorial Day 2021

This evening we walked around the war memorials in downtown Lynchburg. It was a first for us. So many memorials on our short walk. Spanish American War. World War I.World War II. Korean War. Vietnam War. These Wars all before my time and pivotal points in our history. I wish I’d payed more attention in…

Last Day of Third Grade

Dressed as Fern from Charlotte’s Web and headed to the county fair on this last day of third grade. What a fun way to celebrate making it through the entire year in person. As we approach the drop off line teachers are cheering and with NSYNC singing “Bye Bye Bye” over the loud speakers at…

Fresh Pressed Memories

As I pressed the wrinkles in my vintage linen dress this morning memories came flooding back. It was the late 90s, Braxton was a newborn and I lived in long flowing Rafella linen dresses. I had them in every color. I wore my linen uniform to church, garden club, and play dates. Hot summer sticky…

Holy Week

Holy Week is a special observance leading up to Easter. It’s not a joyous week. It’s actually heart breaking. It reminds me of the incredible pain Jesus endured for us. The weight of the week brings me to tears. I think about what it would have been like to be there. Would I have cheered…

February 2021

It’s been a February like no other. Winter storms, seeing family, great checkups, a new family member, and lots of snow days. Oddly enough we had more snow days in February than all other months combined. We learned what worked and what didn’t when it came to staying warm in the snow. We took pictures…

One Skillet Curry Chicken

I wasn’t a fan of curry growing up. Now I can eat it with a spoon! Tonight, I was craving curry and pulled this off only using what I had on hand. A win-win! It’s also a one skillet easy quick meal. I used bone- in chicken thighs though boneless skinless would have been easier…

Southerners Snow

We started out with blue jeans and rubber boots. After freezing we knew we needed the proper gear to truly appreciate this winter wonderland. Today is the third snow of 2021, and the best experience for these southerners. Snow for us was a wish or prayer every few years if we were lucky. Certainly not…

Sundays – resting & getting ready

My Sundays are for resting and getting ready for the week. I also make an effort to sit quietly and read. Sometimes I fall asleep. I’ve tried to work smarter rather than my typical harder. I make sure clothes are ready for the week and food we can grab fairly quickly. I’m far from a…

First Sunday of 2021 -Healthy Dips

I’m not great a food prepping but I am trying to eat a bit lighter than the heavy holiday foods I’ve been enjoying since Thanksgiving. This week’s lunches will be packed with fresh fruit, veggies, and healthy dips. Tonight we ate veggies & dips watching football and enjoying our last evening before back to school…