What I Read in 2017

As a follow-up to my last post, I thought I’d share the books I read last year.  I love seeing what other people have been reading and have enjoyed, so I hope you do too!  I listed them by genre, and my asterisks denote my favorites in each category.  Not all of those are recommendations … Continue reading What I Read in 2017


When my friends and I began planning a little fall women’s get-together for our church, we thought, “Pie Social!”  As often happens with such things, and with three girls who are dreamers, it exploded into something a bit more…robust.  It evolved into a Soup & Pie Social, to be held in an enchanting outdoor area … Continue reading Bountiful

Never Undone

  Sometimes I feel like everything I do, all day long, is just minutes (or seconds) away from being undone, from being taken away from me. I vacuum the dining room floor, only for my two year old to dump a bowl of rice on it ten minutes later. Just when everyone is fed and the … Continue reading Never Undone

DIY Beeswax Candles

A sweet hint of honey wafts through the air when beeswax candles are burning. Rather than filling your home with the toxic (and for me, asthma-inducing) fumes of artificially scented candles, beeswax actually helps purify the air as it burns. And making your own is really quite simple. Following is what I did for my … Continue reading DIY Beeswax Candles

Summer Meal Plan #4

So…I’ve had a busy couple of weeks with lots of guests, sickness, etc. But I have cooked some yummy things that I need to record for my own reference later on, so without further ado…here are some of the meals we’ve had lately, in no particular order! Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta – We still have … Continue reading Summer Meal Plan #4