In the Middle of a Charmed Life

Laundry.  Orchestra.  Dirty Dishes.  Carpool.  Softball.  Schoolwork.  Cooking.  Soccer.  Cleaning.  Band.  More Laundry.  Always. More. Laundry. These are things that I’m in the middle of.  Well, that and ever so much more.  Little by little I have begun so many things.  I began my education.  I ... [Read More]

What has God called you to?

“But God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn’t come through.” —Francis Chan ... [Read More]

What’s In Your Middle Place?

Have you ever been here? Ok, well…maybe not really here, but figuratively speaking, in the middle of nowhere and you could never be happier about it. No responsibilities. No schedule. Just lying in a hammock in the middle of nowhere enjoying perfection and peace. I don’t know about you, but I think I ... [Read More]

Enjoy the Little Things

What are some of the little things you enjoy?  Fall Weather?  A long phone call with a good friend?  A good belly laugh?  Going to the beach?  Reading a good book?  Reading a good book at the beach?  We'd love to hear some of the little things that you enjoy. ... [Read More]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Let me start by saying that it would be a good idea not to be gathering your ingredients for this one at the last minute...especially if you want to make it at the beginning of September.  This would be before the seasonal shipment of canned pumpkin has arrived and after last year's seasonal ... [Read More]

Lessons from Middle School

It pays to write everything down (or tell them to Siri, if you are so lucky to have a personal assistant), especially if you are a visual or forgetful person (and I am both). Don't be afraid to ask questions.  The greatest desire of those who teach is to see their students understand. You won't ... [Read More]

Pinterest Inspired: T-Shirt Quilt

I must admit that I have become a Pinterest Junkie.  Follow me if you like and you will see that it is so.  It has not been a total waste of time, however.  I have learned so many interesting things:  how to make your own laundry detergent, how to sew a girl's dress from a pillowcase, how to clean a ... [Read More]

Chicken Noodle Soup

I love soup!  Especially on cold, blustery days.  Since today is one of those days, I’m going to share the most amazing chicken noodle soup recipe.  You need to go make some right now!  You won’t be sorry…I promise. To start with, you will need a whole chicken.  I like to go to my little local but ... [Read More]

Strawberry Yogurt Muffins

Do you remember "Muffins for Mom?"  I bet you never got muffins this yummy.  They were probably picked up from the bakery section of the grocery stored or made from those woefully inadequate muffin mixes.   And why is it that the dads get donuts?  I must say I’m a bit jealous 'cause I love me some Kr ... [Read More]

Crock Pot Dump Cake

Here’s a little secret I’m going to share with you that is great to keep in the back of your mind when you are entertaining.  Make your dessert in the crockpot!  While my parents were visiting my mom and I made this great meal with finds from the local meat market and farmer’s market.  We had grilled ... [Read More]