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A Mother’s Day Reflection

(May 2021) I wrote this blog a year ago but realized I never posted it probably because the Pandemic was just taking hold and I wasn’t feeling it with the uncertainty of everything. So here we are a year later and still dealing with the virus but things are looking optimistic. Here is a look… Continue reading A Mother’s Day Reflection

family, Food

Homemade Caramel Rolls

Some traditions are special enough to be part of more than one holiday. Caramel rolls are one of those, being requested for our Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas get-together. Making these caramel rolls, however, does take some time and preplanning in some cases. Though you can certainly use homemade bread dough to make the cinnamon rolls,… Continue reading Homemade Caramel Rolls

Crafty Things, family

Easter Hoppenings

Happy Easter! We almost always celebrate Easter with at least one of our kids, but this year no one will be going anywhere. It will be just the two of us.  Easter will still be celebrated but in a slightly different way. We will attend Easter Mass from the comfort of our home and make… Continue reading Easter Hoppenings

family

Mothers and Gifts

I caught a glimpse of a Facebook live post asking for viewers to share what you think you got from your mom in terms of a talent or gift.   It got me thinking about my own mom of course, especially with Mother's Day tomorrow.  My mom has been gone now for some time, over… Continue reading Mothers and Gifts

family, Food, Intentional Living

Traditions

With an early Thanksgiving we gained an extra week to get ready for Christmas.  I don’t know about you but I feel a little calmer and more prepared for Christmas than in years prior.  As I start to plan for our family get together I find myself reflecting a bit more on our family traditions… Continue reading Traditions

family, Intentional Living

Living Intentionally

It’s that time of year where I become very nostalgic and introspective.  As much as I am sad that time seems to be flying by and the holidays go by just as quick, I always get a little giddy and anxious for the beginning of a new year.   For me it is a time of… Continue reading Living Intentionally

Decorating, family

Memorial Day

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer with many of us having an “extra day off” from work.  You may have celebrated by grilling and hitting the beach or lake as I did with extended family this weekend at the lake. Or you may have had a quiet rainy weekend watching movies, reading, or… Continue reading Memorial Day

family

April Showers and Trey

Living up to its name, April was a very rainy month...actually torrential!  We did a lot of spring yard work and a few house projects but nothing that can’t wait until next month to talk about. Instead I want to talk about Trey. Trey is my fifteen year old nephew.  Trey will always be my fifteen year old nephew… Continue reading April Showers and Trey

Creative Things, Decorating, family, Sewing

February Home Projects

What's not to love about February?  It's the reward of a short month after what seems like the longest month of the year. And right in the middle of the month is Valentine's day which just happens to be my birthday.  So yeah, I love February.  It also gets me anxious and thinking about spring next… Continue reading February Home Projects

Decorating, family, Food

A few of my favorite things…

We’ve shopped, baked, decorated, wrapped, cleaned, attended office parties, listened to holiday music, watched every Hallmark Christmas movie ever made, watched other favorites on Netflix, and pulled out old classics on DVD all to get into the holiday spirit.   One of my favorite, get-you-in-the-mood movies, is “The Sound of Music”.   It was on TV the… Continue reading A few of my favorite things…