Using What’s Available with The Changing of the Season

    Back in the Midwest, wild grapevines grew all around us. You could see them twining up the fence posts and wrapping around tree trunks along the road side. Every year I would say, "I should cut some and make wreaths and garlands and spays and whatever!" And never did. Here in … [Read more...]

I.R.L. Pumpkin Spice Whatever

In Real Life there's a chill in the air, the leaves are turning scarlet and amber, and the smell of pumpkin spice is in the air. I look that first taste of pumpkin pie as the holidays draw near, I'm a big fan of spices and I do LOVE my coffee and latte. BUT I do NOT care for Pumpkin Spice Latte and … [Read more...]

Hearts for Home Blog Hop with Fall Themed Giveaway

It's Thursday and that means time for the Hearts for Home Blog Hop! I am participating in the 31 Days Challenge this month with my Aprons series, but I know many look forward to this party and I wouldn't want to disappoint To make this blog hop even more fun, some of my co-hosts have put together a … [Read more...]

Hearts for Home Blog Hop 9.25.14

Welcome to this week's Hearts for Home Blog Hop! Last week's most viewed post was Springtime Printables from Jolene at Monster's Ed. Springtime? Really? It seems many of you are planning ahead, or maybe living down under? Whatever the case may be, she's gathered up some terrific ideas and resources … [Read more...]

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

Our son and his family will be leaving the big city, crossing over the river and passing through the woods to arrive here in time to celebrate Thanksgiving. Our daughters and their families, my Dad and sisters and some of their families will be joining us also. At last count, we'll have 31 around … [Read more...]